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Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Mr OC Benz » Fri Jun 29, 2012 1:33 pm

Buslink operate a variety of services around Darwin.

121 - A Mercedes-Benz OH1830 doing a 115 School Service seen at Casuarina Interchange.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5246

125 - Another OH1830 in Darwin.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5251

152 - Mercedes-Benz O(C)500LE in Darwin.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5250

153 - Mercedes-Benz O405NH in Darwin.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5252

160 - Mercedes-Benz O405NH in Casuarina.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5249
164 - Mercedes-Benz O(C)500LE in Darwin.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5255

170 - Mercedes-Benz O(C)500LE in Palmerston.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5254

179 - Mercedes-Benz O(C)500LE in Casuarina.
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... ?pos=-5256
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:56 pm

Do Buslink buses doing SERVICE work have to be in Darwinbus livery :?: unlike their :?: charter :?: fleet. I remember many many years ago when I visited Darwin, Buslink had PMCSA bodied Mercedes Benz OH1316s (or could have been 1418s). Don't much care for their "livery" now :roll:
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:25 am

152 does not appear to match the fleet list
152 mo 2110 Mercedes Benz O405NH WEB35743821085979 Volgren "CR221L" VG921 8.1997 B37DW D
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Mr OC Benz » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:23 am

I thought something wasn't quite right, but I can assure you, that is definitely a O500LE as noticed by several features. And certainly not 1997 either!
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Apollo » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:53 am

However it once was a O405NH. See attached.

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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Fleet Lists » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:46 pm

Thanks . Can anyone confirm what the rego is of the new 152 as I dont think I can read it. It could be 2996 but I am not sure.
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Mr OC Benz » Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:27 pm

MO 2986 is the rego.

So what is the "old" 152 now in the fleet?
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby grenda bus 669 » Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:06 pm

wow :!: whats with the livery :?:

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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Mitch » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:23 pm

grenda bus 669 wrote:wow :!: whats with the livery :?:

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I don't understand what you're asking? What livery?

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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby CB80 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:29 pm

I really don't like the CR221L's fitted with the projector headlamps like the CR228L's. I understand why they have done it, but I think it looks awkward.
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby grenda bus 669 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:10 pm

Mitch wrote:
grenda bus 669 wrote:wow :!: whats with the livery :?:

grenda bus 669 :D


I don't understand what you're asking? What livery?

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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Fleet Lists » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:59 pm

That was a previous livery which is now no longer used.
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Off The Rails » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:59 pm

grenda bus 669 wrote:
Mitch wrote:I don't understand what you're asking? What livery?

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the picture that apollo posted.

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At least it looks nicer than the new-ish livery, by a big amount.

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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Mitch » Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:07 am

TP 1592 wrote:
grenda bus 669 wrote:the picture that apollo posted.

grenda bus 669 :D

At least it looks nicer than the new-ish livery, by a big amount.

Cheers!


I have to agree with TP 1592, it's a lot nicer than the current. Although I'm not saying that the current livery is bad.

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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Mr OC Benz » Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:44 pm

I reckon the current livery is pretty good and effective. I like the front bumper painted black too. It fits in with the front screen and door and hides any bumper damage.
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Q4004 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:22 pm

Do the 0405NH's up in Darwin have a voith gear box?
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Mr OC Benz » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:00 am

No, they all have ZF 5HP500 gearboxes which in my opinion are awesome on these buses... Especially if you get a driver who knows where the foot belongs on the pedal! :lol: :wink:
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Bus-1809 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:28 pm

Q4004 wrote:Do the 0405NH's up in Darwin have a voith gear box?


Perth is the only place that was stupid enough to get pathetic 4 Speed Voith's on their NH's. The ZF ones are soooooooo much nicer!
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Herbert » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:13 pm

I think you've forgotten Adelaide's 542 :wink:
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby The Inspector » Mon Apr 29, 2013 8:51 pm

Darwin is like Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane & now Sydney, they have opted for a standard livery for their fleet aswell as contractor "Buslink"'s fleet as they do not run their own routes, they operate Darwinbus (government) routes under contract.
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Re: Mr OC Benz visits Darwin - Buslink

Postby Mr OC Benz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:43 am

Standard livery fleets do make it much easier for passengers in many respects and many cities around the world opt for this.

Also while we're at the discussion of gearboxes, it's interesting to note that since the mid-80s, Perth has always opted for Buses with Voith (if Voith was an option on the Merc OC500LEs, they would've received it no doubt). Darwin from what I can see has always used ZF, although apparently their NL202 fleet use to have Renk 3speed, all the ones I observed and rode in Darwin were f#%ked ZF 5 speeds. Adelaide has also been a big ZF user except for some odd bod SL202s, NL202 Mk I, and 542.
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