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Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby OLYMPIAN » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:33 pm

http://stuartdbell4383.fotopic.net/p26063657.html
Unknow bus in Fairy Meadow

http://stuartdbell4383.fotopic.net/p26063668.html
Unknow place found an unknow operators ex-UK Atlantean
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby Simes » Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:06 pm

The first one looks to be a former Adelaide swift?
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby Bus525 » Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:35 am

The Atlantean used to be with Seventh Day Adventist school in Port Macquarie,havn't seen it for a long time now so not sure where it is now.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby Fuji » Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:38 am

Perhaps the Atlantean is ex Ribble UK 1972. That unit served with Joyce at Urunga NSW as MO4210. It was sold to a Church Group. Trux also used this unit as the basis for one of its models.

Can anyone confirm?
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby ribble1972 » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:32 pm

Is Absolutely positively Ribble 1972/ Scout 4. She is now with another church group somewhere on the NSW central Coast. if anybody has more info on exactly where, i would appreciate your help :D
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby Willie » Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:41 pm

Yes thats a former Adelaide AH760 AEC Swift, Albiet with some hideous modifications along the way.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby User xxx » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:30 am

The atlantean decker is a mcw or a metro-cammell ormaybe a weyman body but it ain`t ex ribble it is ex scottish with the deso is trademark scottish as alexander a ex operator had buses built with these deso in them or glasgow corparation but I could be wrong but I am certain it is scottish route660.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby stajourneyman » Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:02 am

Will wrote:Yes thats a former Adelaide AH760 AEC Swift, Albiet with some hideous modifications along the way.


The Swift, to me, looks to have had its roof professionally raised, unlike some of the other 'backyard abortions' getting around!

Overall, I don't think it looks too bad really.

Bear in mind also, it could have, otherwise, gone to Simsmetal and finished up as two bob bits!!
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby Herbert » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:52 am

There's a couple of other shots of the Swift in another section of that fotopic site ...
http://stuartdbell4383.fotopic.net/p47070323.html
http://stuartdbell4383.fotopic.net/p47080857.html
... showing its rego more clearly, ie 1946WP - which I suspect is in the West Perth Football Club series.

There's also a photo of the remains of what appears to be a 691-series Swift: http://stuartdbell4383.fotopic.net/p47070346.html
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby adx666 » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:57 pm

Herbert wrote:
... showing its rego more clearly, ie 1946WP - which I suspect is in the West Perth Football Club series.



:mrgreen: Correct

It is a West Perth Falcons plate although they didnt win the flag that year!
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby The Inspector » Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:51 pm

Will wrote:Yes thats a former Adelaide AH760 AEC Swift, Albiet with some hideous modifications along the way.


WRONG Its an ex Adelaide Daimler, not a Swift.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby Operator 541 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:15 pm

Yes my first impression was a swift back in 1994 when I spotted it parked out the front of shell Pt. Wakefield heading for Adelaide :)
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby The Inspector » Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:50 pm

Operator 541 wrote:Yes my first impression was a swift back in 1994 when I spotted it parked out the front of shell Pt. Wakefield heading for Adelaide :)


The front panel below the windscreen is to tall to be a swift, also when I saw it and took a close look it had a "D" on the front hubs centre
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby leopard1543 » Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:58 pm

ribble1972 wrote:Is Absolutely positively Ribble 1972/ Scout 4. She is now with another church group somewhere on the NSW central Coast. if anybody has more info on exactly where, i would appreciate your help :D


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I've also seen this Atlantean somewhere myself (and stationary) as in this scene but for the life of me can't think where (maybe on the Central Coast?). :x
I'll get back to you "ribble1972" if my light bulb turns on.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby Centralian » Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:18 pm

Here are some shots of the Atlantean when with Joyces Urunga as MO 4210.


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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby ribble1972 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:13 am

Thanx Heaps fellas,
Almost brought a tear to the eye seein her on her usual layover before the afternoon trip home, that was at the time I got to ride her twice a day.

Found an early photo of her on the net. a couple of years back into the quest, am glad to share with you all.

An extra piece of info, the single decker behind her at Bellingen, was a Bedford VAM (named BIG RED), with a Hedges body for any body interested.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby Centralian » Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:53 am

ribble1972 wrote: An extra piece of info, the single decker behind her at Bellingen, was a Bedford VAM (named BIG RED), with a Hedges body



Here's the Bedford ribble1972 refers to, PMC body though - MO4793.

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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby User xxx » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:38 pm

Could someone have a look at this I found similar bus on leon batman site but this one with kirklands lismore so it could have been sold to joyces from kirklands I am not sure how many of these type of alanteans came to australia route660.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby exbusdriver » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:00 pm

Bus525 wrote:The Atlantean used to be with Seventh Day Adventist school in Port Macquarie,havn't seen it for a long time now so not sure where it is now.

leopard1543 wrote:
ribble1972 wrote:Is Absolutely positively Ribble 1972/ Scout 4. She is now with another church group somewhere on the NSW central Coast. if anybody has more info on exactly where, i would appreciate your help :D


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I've also seen this Atlantean somewhere myself (and stationary) as in this scene but for the life of me can't think where (maybe on the Central Coast?). :x
I'll get back to you "ribble1972" if my light bulb turns on.
:idea:


I could be very wrong but i think it could be a Dahlsford retirement village Port Macquarie, they rang me a couple of years ago looking for a gear box.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby fitto55 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:40 am

Just found this bus. It IS at Dahlsford. I did a charter up to Port last weekend, and followed this lead. Found the bus and it's owner.
Sadly not for sale, but happily well looked after, completely rebuilt, and put to very good use.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby stajourneyman » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:01 pm

I'm inclined to think that those photos are of two separate units.

There are a few differences between the first shot and the subsequent ones.

The first shot has a different shaped desto box, the front parker light is in a slightly different position and it has no traditional Leyland front wheel trims.

Perhaps these modifications were made between photos or maybe there are two different units.
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Re: Some unknown buses found on the net

Postby fitto55 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:20 pm

Hi Journeyman. Believe me, it is the same unit. Yes, time passed between the photos, and a complete rebuild occurred!
The wheels have been changed to the euro style, and the front desto window is now an LCD screen display.
I hope that helps.
After spending an hour on the phone with the owner, I can safely lay your inclination to rest.
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