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Domino and Austral Tourmasters:identifying each model.

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Domino and Austral Tourmasters:identifying each model.

Postby Denv12 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:38 pm

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Forster Coaches late model Tourmaster.
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I've started a new post on the history of the Domino Industries/Austral Tourmaster coaches.If you have any photos and or information please contribute here.This post can be used to show the differences between each model.

The Domino/Austral Tourmaster was one of the most significant coach models to be made in Australia.They were amounst the most popular with companies like Deluxe Coachlines of Wangarratta,Greyhound and numerous other companies.
I am dedicating this post to the Domino/Austral Tourmaster and all the varieties of chassis' they were built on.I'd also like to use this topic to distinguish the differences between all models as they changed over the years in production.

An interesting point is that depending on the chassis,the front overhang,etc were different.The MAN's had a longer front overhang compared to the Austral's own chassis.The Mercedes 0303-3 was longer than the MAN's.I dont remember seeing any Volvo versions.

Thank you to everyone who has helped with posting here.Thank you.
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Truck & Bus advert of Austral Tourmaster.
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Konvecta Air Cond advert featuring a Deluxe Coachlines Tourmaster.
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2 Tourmasters,1 of Greyhound,the other of Deluxe Coachlines at the Great Australian Bight,111 km from WA/SA Border,1986 and a new Bova Futura of AAC.
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Chalmer Coaches Austral Tourmaster.
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2 Domino Industries Tourmaster at Caiguna,WA on a meal break.
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A business card of Smeckles on the Gold Coast.
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Another Truck & Bus Advert.Featuring "Quest Tours".This coach was repainted in 1985 in "Across Australia Coachlines livery.
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Truck & Bus Advert for Domino Industries.
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Re: Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:47 pm

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Re: Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Doc68 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:59 pm

here are 2 of my shots

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Re: Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:04 pm

Doc68 wrote:here are 2 of my shots

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Thanks for adding photos here.Doherty always had a nice looking livery.Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Mr Scania » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:04 pm

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Re: Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Centralian » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:56 pm

On another post on aerodynamics, one commented about how the Tourmaster / DC122 achieved aerodynamics through sheer horse-power and torque - the Flying Brick concept.
Here are some of my images of the Flying Brick :

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Re: Domino and Austral Tourmasters.

Postby Denv12 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:58 am

Centralian wrote:On another post on aerodynamics, one commented about how the Tourmaster / DC122 achieved aerodynamics through sheer horse-power and torque - the Flying Brick concept.
Here are some of my images of the Flying Brick :

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These are great photos.

The flying brick concept lives on in history.
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Re: Domino and Austral Tourmasters:identifying each model.

Postby Denv12 » Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:21 pm

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Some extra info.
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