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[TAS] Ace Bus Service

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[TAS] Ace Bus Service

Postby venturatiger » Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:50 am

Hi there, here are a few shots from Ace Bus Service in Hobart
A very neat fleet
Hope you enjoy feel free to comment
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16 HA 0286 was a Freighter Leyland Tiger Cub, seen here at the depot
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-13194

18 TA 2303 was a Frieghter Hino RB120P seen here at the depot
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-13195

28 DO 1180 is a Ansair (Tas) Mercedes Benz OH1316 ex Tas. MTT
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-13196

40 CI 0829 is a Austral Mercedes Benz OC1617
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-13198

48 CN 4914 is a Austral ? Mercedes Benz 0303
http://www.busaustralia.com/gallery/dis ... pos=-13199
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Postby gen man » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:21 am

mmm, at least the last 2 photos were taken by myself, where's my credit for them??? :x
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Postby Ben O » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:21 am

Fantastic stuff. I've always been a little unclear of the early Hino chassis... The only thing I've been able to gather is that 'B' (e.g. BT100) series have front or centre engines and 'R' series have rear engines (e.g. RC320). However, that is a very amatuer approach to the classing. Anyone else know?

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Postby Windy » Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:00 pm

First letter would denote engine location, second would denote the suspension utilised. R = Rear, H = Horizontal, rear, B = Centre or Front, C = Centre or front.

Ie, the RB is a rear engined midi bus. RG197K is a rear engined bus with 197hp and leaf springs. RM197K was the same as the RG except with air-bellows suspension (as they called it). HT228 is a rear horizontal engine with 228hp. That is a citybus with a low front floor like an O.405.
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Postby stajourneyman » Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:40 pm

What, therefore, would be the explanation of the BG100 model?
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ace bus

Postby Jim_D » Wed Sep 26, 2007 8:47 pm

no known osdriscolls
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Postby Windy » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:51 am

stajourneyman wrote:What, therefore, would be the explanation of the BG100 model?


Mid-engined, leafspring suspension.
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Postby 1whoknows » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:40 am

Translation of Jim D's post.

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Postby stajourneyman » Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:43 am

Windy wrote:
stajourneyman wrote:What, therefore, would be the explanation of the BG100 model?


Mid-engined, leafspring suspension.


Thanks for that, but I was mainly referring to the '100' part. Given that this normally designates the hp rating, this obviously cannot be the case in this instance.

I think there was an RB120 mentioned above. Again, for a full sized bus this could not realistically be the hp rating.

What, therefore does the number indicate in these two cases, and why are they exceptions to a (Hino) 40 odd year rule?
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Postby Windy » Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:56 pm

Not sure. Note that the BG was a bit of an anomaly as the BG300P had air suspension. I'd say that the hp designation came in during the mid 80s with the RK176 and AK176. Now Hino uses an even stranger chassis designation where we now have the Hino HS3KRKA and RK3J2S among other weirder and less wonderful designations.
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Postby Swift » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:07 pm

Love the Freighter Leyland with it's destinctive lantern windscreen.Never seen one like that.
Freighter seem to have come out with all sorts of wierd versions of that body.

Interesting that is is a Tiger Cub with those full size wheels it has like a Leopard.

I wonder what powers it?
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Re: [TAS] Ace Bus Service

Postby jamie ikin » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:27 pm

hi there have you got any more ace bus pics that you can email me
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Postby system improver » Sat Jul 19, 2014 9:48 am

Swift wrote:...Interesting that is is a Tiger Cub with those full size wheels it has like a Leopard.

I wonder what powers it?


Royal Tiger Cub with 600 engine.
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Postby Doc68 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:16 pm

stajourneyman wrote:What, therefore, would be the explanation of the BG100 model?


BG = Bloody Gutless 10 horsepower 0 crap really :shock:
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