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Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:35 pm

#630 (ex Burnie) currently in paint shop getting overhaul before entering service in Hobart permanently.
SCOOP: KEEP AN EYE ON THE STREETS OF HOBART AFTER TOMORROW AS A NEW BUS ARRIVES :mrgreen:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:06 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:SCOOP: KEEP AN EYE ON THE STREETS OF HOBART AFTER TOMORROW AS A NEW BUS ARRIVES :mrgreen:


Not referring to the naked Tiger then? :lol:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:52 pm

yoda wrote:Not referring to the naked Tiger then? :lol:

Saw that in sick bay this arvo :shock:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:04 pm

MetroTasCatcher wrote:Saw that in sick bay this arvo :shock:


Followed you down to Glenorchy this evening....
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:10 am

yoda wrote:Not referring to the naked Tiger then? :lol:
Stripped bare of it's yellow stripes at the moment, eh :!: For those wondering, O'D's remaining Tiger in Kynoch livery is being "reskinned" and painted (or process of)
yoda wrote:Followed you down to Glenorchy this evening....
NOT driving is he :?: :?: Arrrrrggghhhhhh . . . . .everyone OFF the road :lol: :lol: Jokin' Isaac :mrgreen:
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Tas Bus Nut wrote:SCOOP: KEEP AN EYE ON THE STREETS OF HOBART AFTER TOMORROW AS A NEW BUS ARRIVES :mrgreen:


Not referring to the naked Tiger then? :lol:
NO, not the Tiger :wink:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:35 am

Tas Bus Nut wrote:
yoda wrote:Followed you down to Glenorchy this evening....
NOT driving is he :?: :?: Arrrrrggghhhhhh . . . . .everyone OFF the road :lol: :lol: Jokin' Isaac :mrgreen:

I am driving lol, but yoda is referring to him being put on the route 24s this week :lol:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:18 am

No, referring to following your car down to Glenorchy with what looked to be your head in it last night :lol:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:41 pm

Was I wearing a fire service uniform? If so that would have been me 8)
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:57 pm

It was your car and your "uniquely shaped head" that cast a shadow from my headlights. :mrgreen:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:07 pm

Up yours too yoda!
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:09 pm

Now Now U 2 children. Keep it civil
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Aug 03, 2011 5:26 am

Keeping up-to-date:
For those interested, #134 is in the grip of being FULLY mobile again. As some are aware, there were gearbox problems, which sidelined the bus for quite a few months. Not having major funds at our disposal, we (TB&CS) rely on assistance from some that WE have to work with, as most give up their time on free/cheap basis. Fortunately, repairs weren't expensive as 1st thought and the bus was mobile again, but NOT registered. Unfortunately here in TASMANIA, that cost is VERY expensive as there is NO assistance from Government. Because rego was allowed to lapse, due to the breakdown, another inspection was required before registration again. That inspection is being done TODAY, after a very very minor oil leak was fixed, only to find a puncture in one of the tyres :roll: (goodness, it's like having a woman :lol: :lol: JOKING :!: )WELL, that too has all be repaired, and fingers crossed, inspection today SHOULD be a breeze, and funds pending :?: the bus should be fuly registered again by this afternoon :mrgreen: Our place of residence for #134 has now been changed to a more central location closer to town, making it more accessible, and with minor "roadworks" on that site (being done at working bee this weekend) the bus can be safely stored where we can set about rubbing parts of the bodywork down in preparation of getting it repainted, where some areas have deteriorated over the years. WELL, there you have it, for those NOT in the loop, that is the events UTD.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby stevegj52 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:11 pm

Thanks for the update Neil.Lets hope that will be the end of problems for now.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby royaltiger » Wed Aug 03, 2011 7:45 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:#630 (ex Burnie) currently in paint shop getting overhaul before entering service in Hobart permanently.
SCOOP: KEEP AN EYE ON THE STREETS OF HOBART AFTER TOMORROW AS A NEW BUS ARRIVES :mrgreen:

You must mean this!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby AEC Regal » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:09 pm

I happened to wander by the Scott St. yard at Rogerville this morning for a sticky-beak. Bit sad to see the jaunty little MAN's sitting there withdrawn, unloved and unwanted along with some early Scania N112s. I noticed class leader No. 501 amongst them (others including 504, 506, 510, 511, etc). It occurred to me again, that surely 501 is a potential first class preservation candidate? I may have mentioned this before, but not really got (or remembered) the response, but is there any preservation plans for the MAN's? Understood they are probably not much liked and pretty shagged, but they are an important part of MTT/Metro history (and AFAIR an interesting pre Tas. history in Darwin?) and with so many significant MTT/Metro bus types already vanished from the scene, it would be sad to see the MAN's also disappear into history.

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby andrew28121990 » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:18 pm

that cb80 has been everywhere.

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby MetroTasCatcher » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:25 pm

SWEET! Are we going to be able to have a look inside it? What's it down here for??
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:28 pm

MetroTasCatcher wrote:SWEET! Are we going to be able to have a look inside it? What's it down here for??
On loan to O'D for a couple of months.
AEC Regal wrote:I happened to wander by the Scott St. yard at Rogerville this morning for a sticky-beak. Bit sad to see the jaunty little MAN's sitting there withdrawn, unloved and unwanted along with some early Scania N112s. I noticed class leader No. 501 amongst them (others including 504, 506, 510, 511, etc). It occurred to me again, that surely 501 is a potential first class preservation candidate? I may have mentioned this before, but not really got (or remembered) the response, but is there any preservation plans for the MAN's? Understood they are probably not much liked and pretty shagged, but they are an important part of MTT/Metro history (and AFAIR an interesting pre Tas. history in Darwin?) and with so many significant MTT/Metro bus types already vanished from the scene, it would be sad to see the MAN's also disappear into history.

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Funds :?: AEC Regal. Bit arrogant asking Metro for another donation, but yes, it would be good to try and get one for preservation :wink:
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Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Derwent » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:32 pm

I do have interior photos and will post soon...
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby leyland clippers » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:05 pm

Whilst pounding the pavement today observed a new pole with a covered up bus stop blade in Macquarie Street outside 181 Macquarie Street adjacent the old Hutchins School. The bus stop adjacent to Macquarie House near Harrington Street and the bus stop adjacent to Motors showroom before Barrack Street as from Monday 8th August will be removed. Here are a couple of pics of the notices posted.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:31 pm

Streamlining services by removing bus stops :lol: Maybe if they didn't cut the times so often, they wouldn't have to streamline services and remove bus stops. :roll: Coming into the City on Macquarie St, you will have a stop @ Collegiate (Molle/Macq), next one @ OLD Hutchins School (Barrack/Macq) and then Reserve Bank (Murray/Macq), so technically, they are removing (3) stops and replacing with (1) only :roll: Yes it will make it quicker, but are we serving the public :?: Make 'em walk any further, they'll walk from home :lol:
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby AEC Regal » Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:51 am

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<<<Funds AEC Regal. Bit arrogant asking Metro for another donation, but yes, it would be good to try and get one for preservation >>>

Understood that Metro's recent donation of 134 would be a one off and the bus preservation movement won't get very far hoping for another one. However, one can always run an appeal? The appeal could be run interstate as well as locally, advertising in the bus enthusiast magazines. I would be more than happy to donate. I'm sure other historic bus fans would too. If I had plenty of cash I would buy it myself! Maybe if Metro saw an effort being made to raise money for it, they would at least hold it back from going to auction?

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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby yoda » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:46 pm

Mr Nut observed ex HC9 out and about.
I have spotted #505 in the workshops with the engine and possibly the gearbox removed. I'd imagine this is to get #507 back on the road.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby royaltiger » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:15 pm

Tas Bus Nut wrote:Streamlining services by removing bus stops :lol: Maybe if they didn't cut the times so often, they wouldn't have to streamline services and remove bus stops. :roll: Coming into the City on Macquarie St, you will have a stop @ Collegiate (Molle/Macq), next one @ OLD Hutchins School (Barrack/Macq) and then Reserve Bank (Murray/Macq), so technically, they are removing (3) stops and replacing with (1) only :roll: Yes it will make it quicker, but are we serving the public :?: Make 'em walk any further, they'll walk from home :lol:

I find intruiging the removal of Stop 3 (just before Murray St) as it is a popular stop at all times of day, despite the close proximity of the stop on the other side of the traffic lights (aka Reserve Bank stop). It also helps filter the incoming traffic to the Reserve Bank stop.
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Re: Tasmanian Bus Observations - AUG 2011

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:17 pm

yoda wrote:Mr Nut observed ex HC9 out and about.
ex Hobart Coach #9 HAS BEEN SOLD :( :!: Although there IS (1) ex HC vehicle left (#11), the fact it's an Orana rather than a COACH,
you can basically say. . . ALL HOBART COACHES HAVE BEEN SOLD :( :( The END of an era. R.I.P. Uncle Don would be disappointed :cry: :cry:
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