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by Mitch
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Volgren Discussion / Observations
Replies: 37
Views: 2326

Re: Volgren Discussion / Observations

I had the same thought. But AFAIK, none of CDC Victoria's Optimus buses have that taillight set up and I would say easily 75% of their fleet pre-Optimus have those Hella/Narva light units. VUA = United Arab Emirates (From a very brief partnership with Hafilat in 2008. There were some CR228Ls made fr...
by Mitch
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 59
Views: 11257

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - 2020

I'll be intrigued to see the outcome of that ACCC submission. I know the ACCC is/was investigating Qantas because of how bought a percentage of corporate ownership of Alliance. The ACCC has the opinion that it will reduce competition because Qantas already has Qantaslink and it's huge regional footp...
by Mitch
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Transport Simulators
Topic: Omsi Two Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 17920

Re: Omsi Two Stuff

It's been a while since I've posted any update here. I shelved the Express for a little bit as it was giving me the absolute sh*ts but here's where I got to in the end. https://scontent.fmel5-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91767742_10218306167660314_5127432043587698688_o.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_sid=b9115d&_nc...
by Mitch
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Random buses in Vic.
Replies: 1
Views: 7621

Re: Random buses in Vic.

Great photos.

It's good to see the ex-McHarry's CR221L is still getting around. I'd wondered what happened to those buses.

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:
by Mitch
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Transport Simulators
Topic: Omsi Two Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 17920

Re: Omsi Two Stuff

Bit of an update. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200227/f0b4a2ae7bcd74a8cce70d4494d3f7ed.jpg Playing around with a repaint I made for another bus. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200227/d65af81b54aa134e64c29a6d6a4e62ff.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200227/1e5399ca3ce02e2e26068c413b04...
by Mitch
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Transport Simulators
Topic: Omsi Two Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 17920

Re: Omsi Two Stuff

I've had a small change of heart in terms of the bus I wanted to recreate. It's a bit "blocky" at the moment but all my blender skills are self taught, so I'm learning as I go. https://live.staticflickr.com/4261/35812267846_f8ba154778_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/4257/35465007180_7d98efc131_c...
by Mitch
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Blue Skies at Melbourne Airport [29/01/2020]
Replies: 1
Views: 9645

Blue Skies at Melbourne Airport [29/01/2020]

I've definitely moved across from being a bus gunzel to an avgeek and it'd been a long time since I'd spotted at Melbourne Airport - so I thought I'd take advantage of the gorgeous blue skied afternoon that Melbourne graced us with. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49459268777_2831322de5_c.jpg Qa...
by Mitch
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: News & Administration
Topic: Error message.
Replies: 111
Views: 22101

Re: Error message.

I’m getting the same error across both the desktop site, using the site through my phone and on Tapatalk.

Cheers,
Mitch :lol:
by Mitch
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Two Hours at Sydney Airport [23/11/2019]
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Re: Two Hours at Sydney Airport [23/11/2019]

Ah - yes I did see that. Disappointed I missed it!

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:
by Mitch
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 9199

Re: National Aviation Thread

I would suggest that the Mumbai flights would be a relatively successful venture for Qantas. The only direct flights between Australia and India that I know of are the two out of Melbourne and Sydney operated by Air India. Given the continued growth of India as a world powerhouse, it wouldn't surpri...
by Mitch
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Two Hours at Sydney Airport [23/11/2019]
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Re: Two Hours at Sydney Airport [23/11/2019]

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49114485203_8432bf27af_c.jpg Operating for China Eastern Airlines, this Shanghai Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner taxies on the final part of it's flight from Shanghai. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49115180027_d43d69c450_c.jpg Virgin Australia's VH-YIH (Bo...
by Mitch
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Two Hours at Sydney Airport [23/11/2019]
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Two Hours at Sydney Airport [23/11/2019]

Headed up to Sydney for a work trip and booked a late flight home on the Saturday, so I thought I'd do a little bit of plane spotting at the beach. The smoke and overcast conditions made for some interesting backdrops, but I did the best I could do. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49115183557_e2...
by Mitch
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Photos - Hobart/Tas
Topic: Tassielink Transit #44 - Scania K310/Express
Replies: 6
Views: 12601

Re: Tassielink Transit #44 - Scania K310/Express

I have always been a huge fan of the products that Express come out with.

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:
by Mitch
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Transport Simulators
Topic: Omsi Two Stuff
Replies: 10
Views: 17920

Omsi Two Stuff

Hey all. Quite possibly a long shot but I'm trying to recreate the Volgren CR228L bodywork for OMSI and at the moment I'm pretty much purely going off of photos I've found and a schematic of the Optimus that I've found online as well. Someone wouldn't happen to have the designs for the CR228L bodywo...
by Mitch
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Photos - Melbourne/Vic
Topic: Cruise Express in Bell Park [20/07/2019]
Replies: 0
Views: 13289

Cruise Express in Bell Park [20/07/2019]

Today saw the 104 year old A2-986 steam locomotive pass through Geelong on a tour from Sydney to Melbourne via Geelong and Ballarat. The stop in Geelong also included a trip to Drysdale for a ride on the Drysdale to Queenscliff tour railway. Introduced in 1907, the A2 class steam locomotive served V...
by Mitch
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Sid Foggs TV.5774 (Van-Hool EX16H) at Central. 10/6/19
Replies: 6
Views: 5190

Re: Sid Foggs TV.5774 (Van-Hool EX16H) at Central. 10/6/19

Hugely popular coaches in Europe. I’d love to see the VDL Futura make its way over as well. Would definitely give the likes of Coach Design and Coach Concepts a run for their money on quality. Thanks, Mitch :lol: Nothing wrong with Coach Design or Coach Concepts! I didn’t say there was. The quality...
by Mitch
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Photos - Sydney/NSW
Topic: Sid Foggs TV.5774 (Van-Hool EX16H) at Central. 10/6/19
Replies: 6
Views: 5190

Re: Sid Foggs TV.5774 (Van-Hool EX16H) at Central. 10/6/19

Hugely popular coaches in Europe. I’d love to see the VDL Futura make its way over as well. Would definitely give the likes of Coach Design and Coach Concepts a run for their money on quality.

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:
by Mitch
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Transport Discussion
Topic: Post your 5 Favorite Buses
Replies: 116
Views: 73387

Re: Post your 5 Favorite Buses

I'll update my list as well. Why not? In no particular order, not limited to Australia or international: 1. Solaris Urbino. The most recent model, not the ones prior. 2. VDL Futura. Rode one through a lot of Europe and absolutely loved it. 3. Any Express bodied Scania. They're what I grew up on and ...
by Mitch
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: New Users/Ask a Simple Question
Topic: All new Route buses to be In PTV livery in Melbourne
Replies: 1
Views: 8769

Re: All new Route buses to be In PTV livery in Melbourne

As far as I'm aware, the reasoning behind it being in the PTV livery is that if the vehicle was funded/leased by the government to the operator so that they can operate routes under their contract, then it has to be in the PTV livery. If the vehicle was self funded by the company itself, then it can...
by Mitch
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: AERIAL orbital transport here by 2030
Replies: 3
Views: 7802

Re: AERIAL orbital transport here by 2030

I had to turn it off when the pronunciation of Eynesbury was so butchered. :lol:

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:
by Mitch
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Transdev Melbourne News 2019
Replies: 64
Views: 38759

Re: Transdev Melbourne News 2019

How much of an increase in loading and unloading times would a double-leaf door have over single-leaf? Like if it was high enough, I could see them justifying it for services that ran in and out of the city which had quite a high patronage throughout the day, but I wouldn't put it as standard across...
by Mitch
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: Dyson Group News 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 16997

Re: Dyson Group News 2019

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that all buses that were funded under contract via PTV are to be in the PTV livery.

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:
by Mitch
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Discussion - Melbourne / VIC
Topic: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 16810

Re: All Other Victorian Bus Observations 2019

IIRC, the Nothern Transit Group (Kastoria, Broady/Nationwide and Seymour) is owned by a different Sita brother and is a different company entirely. So it won’t be affected by the Sita takeover.

Thanks,
Mitch :lol:
by Mitch
Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: The Lunch Room
Topic: What gives you the S&#T's!?
Replies: 8679
Views: 643263

Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Does every platform have a vending machine though? All Melbourne stations have a top up machine within some area of the station boundaries. I wouldn't go so far to say one on every platform though. Rover Coaches Mercedes-Benz OH1830LE CB60 EVO2, was on one of their Benz EVO 2 buses the other day an...

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