FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

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willr7
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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 10:34 Thursday 26th July 2018

Is there a chance that 66691 will be painted red and be the next Midland Red heritage Bus as we will be loosing 67664 as mentioned elsewhere before? I know Matt W would be very happy if that was to happen! :D

It's a shame though because the current 'urban 1' livery quite suits 66691 in my opinion (couldn't they repaint the worse looking barbie's first...) :roll: :lol:

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by MattW » 17:37 Thursday 26th July 2018

It would make me very happy, but I suspect I have more chance of being made MD than that happening.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by willr7 » 18:37 Thursday 26th July 2018

That's probably true :lol: :lol:

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 11:24 Tuesday 7th August 2018

66691 was back in service yesterday, at Crowngate -- in the now standard (for First Midlands) three-section (urban 2 ?) livery.
It appears that the seats have not been re-trimmed - which is a shame - but the red seats and yellow stanchions, make for a very colourful vehicle !

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 13:37 Tuesday 7th August 2018

I took it to Ledbury on the 418 Saturday evening. Still smelt of fresh paint inside! Mentioned it to the MD when I saw him at Tamworth and he asked if the seats had been done, which kinda implies they will be at some point.

66696 is due back next.

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by DD12 » 14:25 Tuesday 7th August 2018

AdamH wrote:
13:37 Tuesday 7th August 2018
I took it to Ledbury on the 418 Saturday evening...
WHAT ! -- no double-decker ?? :evil:

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 15:08 Tuesday 7th August 2018

I was in 33404 but all the pickers had gone home on an earlier bus and 66691 was in Crowngate as spare. Seemed like a perfect chance to get photos while the paint was still wet!

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by MattW » 18:25 Tuesday 7th August 2018

Nice one Boss, glad to hear she's OK :)

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by AdamH » 20:08 Tuesday 7th August 2018

Photo of 66691 now published (thanks for the reminder!)

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Re: FMR: Refurbs and Repaints

Post by bmmoboy » 20:43 Saturday 11th August 2018

66696 back from the paintshop - it's in the bodyshop awaiting transfers

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