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Calabros Atlantean

Postby wyth » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:24 pm

Calabros, a name you're familiar to, I read up on them and was really facinated by their operations and aquisitions, Im really surprised Trux never produced any of their models, I got this cheap atlantean (Melbourne after dark) and got it sprayed white, got the decals printed off on waterslide transfer after several attempts, and think its a good representation of the Calabros ex Sydney Atlantean. The problems I have is trying to get a decent destination to print off, otherwise I think its pretty good!
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby wyth » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:27 pm

sadly, the weathers crap today here, very cloudy and drizzle so this is the best outdoor pic possible, I'll do more in better weather soon but hope it stirs up fond memories for anyone who knew the interesting background to Calabros. A really interesting fleet and a bit of everything.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Swift » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:58 pm

They are building buses for the NSW government, so you could say it has come full circle ( I think lol).
Can't believe it took someone on the other side of the globe to get the motivation to do something like this.
You even added passengers! You have set the bar high my friend.
Shooting it with the actual sky in the background is very effective.
I thought it was real at first. :!:
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby CCCC » Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:12 pm

So has anyone undertaken a list of private operators who had Atlanteans and the number they owned.
Which private operator had the largest number of Atlanteans ???
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Fleet Lists » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:02 pm

If you are purely talking about the ex UTA Atlanteans, that information can be obtained from the disposal list http://fleetlists.busaustralia.com/stad ... search=LAP
I dont think too many other Atlanteans operated in Sydney but quite a few operated with country operators but that information is harder to obtain.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Swift » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:38 pm

I'll list what I know off the top of my head. If others do the same, we get a complete or near complete picture.
I'll start off.
Calabros Bonnyrigg.
Oliveris Metrolink /Interline, Macquarie Fields.
Sydney by Night.
Kirklands of Lismore.
Forster Bus Service. (1016 restore).
Peninsula, Central Coast.
Blue Mountains Explorer.
Kingsgrove Bus Service.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Swift » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:19 am

Hey Wyth, have you thought of applying the NSW Public Transport logo or the L7 on the blue Atlantean?
One thing that annoyed me about that model was the absence of either.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby captainch » Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:52 am

rovers of Cessnock.
osbournes of musswellbrook.
Toronto bus servive.
blue ribbon maitland.
all had ex govt atlanteens. :shock:
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Swift » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:29 am

Did any ever get different motors fitted or auto transmissions?
I know some UK versions did ( auto trannys).
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby captainch » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:04 pm

one of calbros had a G.M. MOTER IN IT! it used to fly pass us government atlanteens over Gladesville bridge!
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby wyth » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:53 am

hi Swift, Id like to add the logo indeed, where should it be positioned??? I'm getting fatter side stripes printed for the Calabros model as it doesn't look right...its all in hand though!! I'd love to go and do an a.o.a done but is proving very difficult to find images... thanks for the nice comments fellas.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby CCCC » Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:50 pm

Swift wrote:I'll list what I know off the top of my head. If others do the same, we get a complete or near complete picture.
I'll start off.
Calabros Bonnyrigg.
Oliveris Metrolink /Interline, Macquarie Fields.
Sydney by Night.
Kirklands of Lismore.
Forster Bus Service. (1016 restore).
Peninsula, Central Coast.
Blue Mountains Explorer.
Kingsgrove Bus Service.



Which private operator had the largest fleet of Atlanteans ????
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Swift » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:07 am

I think all had only a smattering of ex PTC Atlanteans.
Interline had at least four in the early 90s. I saw them!
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby LB608 » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:20 pm

Toronto Had 17 of there own, plus Morisset Bus Service & Sugar Valleys.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Swift » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:24 pm

LB608 wrote:Toronto had 17 of there own, plus Morisset Bus Service & Sugar Valleys.

Sugar Valley and Morisett had 17 each as well? :?
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:25 pm

Certainly not - check the disposal list.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Swift » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:16 pm

Were there eager buyers upon their mostly premature disposal?
Were they sold off by the government at a price point that reflected their realistic market value?
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby CCCC » Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:10 pm

LB608 wrote:Toronto Had 17 of there own, plus Morisset Bus Service & Sugar Valleys.


I think you might mean all up 17 over the depots , I know 4 were in Morisset colours, SVC had an old english thing and TBS many .
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:17 pm

No the disposal list shows 17 with Toronto some of which came from Morisset and SVC. But 1156 and 1194 are at least two others which are shown as having been with Morisset although Morisset may have been owned by Toronto at the time so in total there were at least 19.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby CCCC » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:04 pm

Fleet Lists wrote:No the disposal list shows 17 with Toronto some of which came from Morisset and SVC. But 1156 and 1194 are at least two others which are shown as having been with Morisset although Morisset may have been owned by Toronto at the time so in total there were at least 19.


It was a confusing place , Morisset did end up with a lot of TBS Deckers , some for weeks , some for months , Morisset high teachers driving , running from TBS yard to Morisset , would leave vehicles at Morisset yard for servicing
during the day and could end up driving anything back. They did have a dedicated 4 deckers in their MBS colours for many years , and when these were disposed of replaced with the remaining TBS deckers.
SVC had no deckers when TBS took over , and I don't think Morisset did either before TBS ownership , it was a good day when the last decker was towed from the TBS yard.
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Re: Calabros Atlantean

Postby wyth » Tue Nov 22, 2016 12:59 am

I got the decals re done, they look correct now, pics hopefully tomorrow
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