Post your 5 Favorite Buses

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Post your 5 Favorite Buses

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Post your five favorite Australian buses* and your five favorite international buses**.

*With either an Australian chassis, body or both. And must be currently in use in Australia.
**Both a foreign body and chassis. Must be currently in use in a foreign country.

My 5 favorite Australian Buses:

- Volvo B12BLE & B12BLEA with Custom Coaches "CB60" bodywork.
- Mercedes-Benz "O500LE" with Custom Coaches "CB60 Evo II" bodywork.
- Scania "L113TRBL" with Ansair "Orana" bodywork.
- Scania "L113CRB" with Ansair "Orana" bodywork.
- MAN "SL202" with PMC bodywork.

My 5 favorite International Buses:

- Daimler Orion "VII Next Generation".
- Mercedes-Benz "Citaro L".
- Mercedes-Benz "Citaro G".
- Novabus "RTS-06".
- MAN "Lion's City".
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Mercedes O405 with Custom Coaches 510 bodywork
Motorcoach chassis with Caterpillar 3208 or Cummins L10, or ISC, with Allison automatic.
Denning Phoenix
Denning Denair
Leyland Tiger

Overseas:
Mercedes Benz Tourismo with V8 power
Leyland Lion with TL11 and ZF automatic with Alexander R-type body
Leyland and Volvo Olympian with ZF 4HP 500 and Alexander RH bodywork.
GMC "New Look" with Detroit Diesel 6-71
New Flyer D40LF with Detroit Diesel 6v92tta and ZF 4HP 500

Notable mentions:
Volvo B10M Mk I with Custom Coaches Mk 81 bodywork
Volvo B58 with Custom Coaches bodywork
Volvo B57 with New Zealand Motor Body in Singapore or Ireland
Mercedes Benz OF1417 with Hawke bodywork
GMC/MCI "Classic" with either Detroit Diesel 6-71 or 6v92tta
Volvo B10C with Detroit Diesel 6v92
Optare Spectra Low floor (DAF DB250LF with ZF 4HP 500)
Leyland Lynx with Cummins L10H or Leyland TL11 and ZF 5HP 500
Albion Viking EVK41L with Soon Chow bodywork and 4 speed crashbox.

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This is the sort of thread that belongs in the Games Room... Anyway;

1) Austral Tourmaster V DC122, powered by 6v92 Detroit Diesel Power.
2) Austral-Denning Highlander, powered by Series 60 Detroit Diesel Power.
3) Austral Twin Deck, powered by 8v92/Series 60 Detroit Diesel Power.
4) Austral Pacific Classic III, powered by Series 60 Detroit Diesel Power.
5) Austral MidiMaster DC95, powered by 6v92 Detroit Diesel Power.

Notice a theme or two? Flavour of the month.

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In no particular order

1- 5th Gen Scanias
2- Mercedes Citaro series
3- Bustech XDI
4- MAN Lion's City series
5- Volvo B12BLE Euro V
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1. Scania L113 range
2. Leyland Tiger
3. Denning Low-floors with CAT engines
4. Denning Landseer Decker
5. Mercedes O405/NH

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My 5 in order of appreciation...

- MAN SL202 with Coachwork International bodywork
- MAN NL273/R with Gemilang bodywork
- MAN NL262R with factory MAN bodywork
- MAN NL263 with Caetano bodywork
- MAN NG313 with Lion City bodywork

plus ones that should be mentioned....
- Dennis Lance with Hispano bodywork
- MAN 18.350HOCL/R with Asia Auto Body Works bodywork
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Getting the feeling K270UB6 likes MANs (MEN?).

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CB80 wrote:Getting the feeling K270UB6 likes MANs (MEN?).
I long for a proper trip to Hong Kong :roll: :(
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Here's my favourite five:

1. Volvo B10M Mk III with Volgren bodywork
2. Leyland Tiger with Centurion bodywork - a la Mount Dandy Bus (of course!)
3. Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (with the ADL chassis, not the Volvo B9TL)
4. Volvo B12BLE with Volgren "CR228L" bodywork

And playing the devils advocate:
5. MAN 16.240 with Designline "Bubble" bodywork
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I thought I had already posted this in the lunch thread.but here again..

1. Mercedes Benz O305/G
2. Mercedes Benz Citaro/G
3. MAN SL200/SG220
4. MAN SL202/SL243/NL202
5. Mercedes Benz O405/G
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CB80 wrote:Getting the feeling K270UB6 likes MANs (MEN?).

Our country are pretty much dominated by Plastic MANs(MEN) :lol: :lol:
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1. Volvo B58 / PMC Galvastress body
2. Volvo B58 /PMC stepdeck
3. Volvo B57/ PMC stepdeck
4. MAN 16.240/ Custom Coaches
5. Mercedes 0400 / Autobus

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So there is only 5 to choose... thats not that many :D

1. Mercedes O305, leaning slightly towards MKIs and slightly away from MKIIs :twisted:
2. Mercedes O400s
3 Volvo B12BLEs preferably without Bustech bodywork
4 Leyland Leopards...
5 Volvo B7R/RLEs

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G,day to all. My 5 Favorites would be; Aussie, Leyland Leopard PMC Sydney Mk1 & Mk2, Leyland Atlantean D/D PMC Sydney, Volvo B59 PMC Adelaide, Merc PMC Sydney Mk 1. Internationally, any of the English track buses, there are so many it,s hard to pick.

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1) Mercedes O305 & O305G. Preferably the Sydney variants, but I do like the perth ones also. The MkII Is my favourite.
2) MAN SL200/ SD200. It's like the O305's evil brother.
3) Büssing 12 RU 7 150 "Senator" - 1965 German citybus,Rear engined, Voith gearbox. So much more interesting (and technologically advanced) than the British offerings of the time.

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My favourites would be in order:
1: Sydney trolley buses.
2: Adelaide trolley buses.
3: Brisbane trolley buses.
4: Wellington trolley buses.
5: British trolleybuses.

Now, is there anything else I can help you with? :lol: :twisted: :wink: : :(

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URABUS wrote: 4: Wellington trolley buses.
All of Wellington's trolley buses?
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URABUS wrote:1: Sydney trolley buses.
2: Adelaide trolley buses.
3: Brisbane trolley buses.
4: Wellington trolley buses.
5: British trolleybuses.
Trolley bus after trolley bus :roll:

What is a trolley bus, is that a body? Is it a model of bus?

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Did you make any attempt to find out what a Trolley Bus is?

One search in Google for Trolley Bus found this link which gives a very good explanantion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolleybus
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Have you searched on google before asking?

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Fleet Lists wrote:Did you make any attempt to find out what a Trolley Bus is?

One search in Google for Trolley Bus found this link which gives a very good explanantion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trolleybus
A simple explanation would have sufficed. "A Trolley bus is a bus that is attached to overhead power cables"
Windy wrote:Have you searched on google before asking?
You posted this after Fleet Lists posted his comment so it would have come up when you clicked the "Submit" button and asked you to confirm your post.

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I have posted a couple of trolley bus pics of trolley buses that were formerly in service in Hobart in the Tassie pics section.
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1. Scania K230UB
2. Mercedes 0405
3. Scania L94UB
4. Volvo B10M
5. Mercedes 0500LE
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Beno5120 wrote:1. Scania K230UB
WTF!?

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CB80 wrote:
Beno5120 wrote:1. Scania K230UB
WTF!?
Now, now. Let's not judge.
The Scania K230UB is a good little bus, a tad shaky especially in the case of VBL #928, but there's nothing wrong with the K230UB.
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