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New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:05 pm
by venturatiger
Hi there, here is a shot of a new Bus for Green's taken in North Rd. Ormond this afternoon, no Chassis Badge on it but is probably an Iveco

Regards Venturatiger

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-17076

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:20 pm
by RailwayBus
OMG THAT THING IS HIDEOUS!!!!

The body is hideous, the colour scheme is hideous, and the use of Comic Sans as a font is hideous!

Have we just found Australia's ugliest bus???

Nice photo BTW.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:24 pm
by Sir Joh
What a lovely looking bus! Absolutely stunning. Good body, great colours that work and the signwriting is just right.

I think we've found Australia's nicest bus.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:26 pm
by BroadGauge
For comparison, over in this thread there are some previous pics of another version of their livery:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=23899

Personally I prefer that one - the yellow doesn't make for a good combination. But at least it makes for something different!

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:24 pm
by OLYMPIAN
The old one looks better in white instead of yellow.

Evo II is one of the best looking body, the best combination is STA's Euro V Volvos

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 7:32 pm
by TheLoneGunMan
RailwayBus wrote:OMG THAT THING IS HIDEOUS!!!!

The body is hideous, the colour scheme is hideous, and the use of Comic Sans as a font is hideous!

Have we just found Australia's ugliest bus???

Nice photo BTW.


Hi All,

Well at least the "Comic Sans" font was passed over from the previous bus m/o 6203. Now this paint job is different, it beats the all over white of an "un-named" company to the north of Thirroul. Striking was my first thought when I saw the bus and bright comes into it as well with the yellow. venturatiger, thanks for posting it, I like, I like alot is there plans that more buses will be done in this scheme? The scheme is definitely gonna have it's lovers and haters, I'm a lover of the scheme because it's bright and very different from the norm.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:03 pm
by mrobsessed
I think it looks great! Isn't it great to see a company with a livery? Not a bit of white! Alcoa wheels. Fantastic.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:35 pm
by TheLoneGunMan
Hi All,

Just looking at that bus again, all it needs now is the Southern Cross stars on it somewhere with Australian Proud under the stars. I think that the scheme is real patriotic.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:36 pm
by Hornibrook
RailwayBus wrote:OMG THAT THING IS HIDEOUS!!!!

The body is hideous, the colour scheme is hideous, and the use of Comic Sans as a font is hideous!

Have we just found Australia's ugliest bus???

Nice photo BTW.

Don't judge a bus, by it's livery!

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:51 pm
by BroadGauge
Hornibrook wrote:Don't judge a bus, by it's livery!

It has inner beauty? :P :lol:

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:02 am
by Craig
With some adjustments, makes me think how the green & gold Met livery might have looked on a low floor..but minus the Comic Sans font for starters. :P

Kind Regards


Craig :)

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:59 am
by stajourneyman
Let me start off by saying that, in my opinion, this livery has the potential to induce sudden unexpected nausea.

It is, therefore, somewhat ironic that I recently nominated on this board, a vehicle with an almost identical mix of colours, as one of the most attractive liveries around the town. I speak of the A.L. Tours Hino tag coach with Austral Denning body!

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:38 am
by Centralian
A green, yellow and black combination as in this operators tones has a lot of potential, but I don't know that this has made best use of them. Beats all white though and worth the points for trying. I remember on some of the early vehicles the green with a black waistband and yellow edging looked great on the old CCMC styles of the '60's. I prefer the yellow to the white though.

I can see that the waist area at the rear is going to be problematic in this low body style where you want to add another colour. I thought Blue Mountains Bus Co has tackled it well with the flowing ribbon colours.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 8:58 am
by venturatiger
Yes the livery is very bright , but it will stand out in a crowd. These days we are so used to not seeing many bright liveries that this hits you straight away , my initial reaction when i first saw it was why, but it is growing on me the more i look at it

Regards Venturatiger

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:54 pm
by ALBION1881
You know this livery reminds me of Levers coaches that were at Queanbeyan it is nearly the same here is a picture of there imported Leyland Leopard that I got from Leon Batman's collection see what you think.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:26 pm
by Deano
Here is the previous delivery of the same style Iveco.

http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... p?pos=-942

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:34 pm
by Norbert
That shot from Dean is brilliant - one of the best looking buses. The white goes better with it IMO.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:14 pm
by Andrew
The livery is very 'busy' and complicated for the bus, having regard to how 'busy' the bus itself is, with all the hatch, window, skirt, headlight lines of varying angle and depth.

I prefer the white myself, but appreciate the boldness of the yellow.

Did Green's have yellow in their livery ages ago and this is a flashback, or is it the first time they've used it??

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:36 pm
by Sir Pompously
It is bold, out there and I like it!! Nice photo aswell.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:00 pm
by Mark V
It certainly does look different with the yellow when compared to the white.. wonder if the white on the other buses in the fleet will slowly disapear overtime now.

Cheers Adam

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:25 pm
by Bidgee
RailwayBus wrote:Have we just found Australia's ugliest bus???

Not the best livery I've seen. I'm starting to the the plain white buses after seeing that livery! Liveries I like is Busabout, ACTION and DarwinBus.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:44 pm
by system improver
What was the bus doing in North Road Ormond?

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:50 pm
by mrobsessed
Green's had a bone/brownish colour above the window line until the '90s. I think the last bus was m/o 6263 - Bedford/CCMC. With the disappearance of John J Hill's green and yellow colours I suppose the colour combination is OK to use.

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:24 pm
by Andrew
system improver wrote:What was the bus doing in North Road Ormond?

Iveco plant/head office is in Melbourne - maybe it was there for testing/pre delivery checks?

Re: New for Green's Northern Coaches

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:39 pm
by STA 1440
I have to ask, but whats with the windows over the front wheel arches?

BTW, very striking livery, I would say! :P