• Advertisement

Your dream bus/buses

General Transport Discussion not specific to one state

Your dream bus/buses

Postby Rclasstramcar » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:45 pm

If you had a dream bus or buses you would like to own, what make would it/they be?

Mine:
AEC RT
AEC RM
Bedford OB Coach
Sydney Albion CX19.

Ben
Return Sydney's trams
GET RID OF ABBOTT, BEFORE HE WREAKS FURTHER HAVOC ON AUSTRALIA!!!!
JAN 26-INVASION DAY
Rclasstramcar
 
Posts: 1290
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:36 pm
Location: I'm not sure
Has thanked: 61 times
Been thanked: 10 times
Favourite Vehicle: 1955 Morris Minor Series two

Re: Your dream bus/buses

Postby Denv12 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:02 am

Here are my favourite Australian built coaches:
Volgren 12.2M,
Volgren Twin Deck,
Scania 3 axle/Custom Coach Mk90.
Austral Tourmaster.
MCI-MC-8.

As for buses I'd say an ex TAA bus.Freighter bodied Ford.1970s vintage.As is they were decent.Ideal for engine swaps and carrying a small car.The double rear doors make them ideal for loading a small car.Good vehicles for motorhome conversions.Spacious interiors.Ford engines (300 C.I.) were nice and quiet.Even thought the Ansair built equivalents were just as good I still preferred the Adelaide built buses.
Attachments
6.121 (894 x 601).jpg
2.34 (632 x 860).jpg
6.191 (638 x 868).jpg
0.12.2 (638 x 877).jpg
Denv12
 
Posts: 1090
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:17 pm
Has thanked: 557 times
Been thanked: 167 times

Re: Your dream bus/buses

Postby TA3001 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:48 pm

This would be too good to be true, but given I've relied on my recordings to iron out differences with ex O'bahn O305+G buses, my pick would actually be the following:

A Voith 4 speed SL202 which has 432's mechanical issues that caused it to be excessively loud even at 60kph, with 428's engine.

1624's current diff ratio.

1638's feature that enables it to sound very distinctive when getting up to 60kph the proper way.

1640's CNG issues that were present in mid to late 2015,

A worn diff like 859

A loud retarder like 878 has,

899's loud axles. It would date from mid 1996, and would still operate on the O'bahn today.

It would have the exact same body as the hills B58s, in the brown bomber livery, It would be numbered 1320 (to potentially become 420 with Serco).
User avatar
TA3001
 
Posts: 1654
Joined: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:01 pm
Location: Not on or at 1770.
Has thanked: 50 times
Been thanked: 74 times
Favourite Vehicle: Hills B58. In service - 1640

Re: Your dream bus/buses

Postby Rclasstramcar » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:37 pm

Rclasstramcar wrote:If you had a dream bus or buses you would like to own, what make would it/they be?

Mine:
AEC RT
AEC RM
Bedford OB Coach
Sydney Albion CX19.

Ben


Add to that, an AEC Regal Four, Sydney Mercedes O305/G/O405, Leyland Atlantean and Leyland Leopard MkI and MkII.

Ben
Return Sydney's trams
GET RID OF ABBOTT, BEFORE HE WREAKS FURTHER HAVOC ON AUSTRALIA!!!!
JAN 26-INVASION DAY
Rclasstramcar
 
Posts: 1290
Joined: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:36 pm
Location: I'm not sure
Has thanked: 61 times
Been thanked: 10 times
Favourite Vehicle: 1955 Morris Minor Series two



  • Advertisement

Return to General Transport Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests