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Forum: Say Hello 8th October 2017, 18:58
Replies: 1
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Posted By G-CPTN
Go to Google Images...

Go to Google Images...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 12th September 2017, 22:46
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By G-CPTN
Yes, I agree. What started out as a rally for...

Yes, I agree.
What started out as a rally for Albions (Albion Motors was founded by a farmer from Biggar. The archives of Albion Motors are stored here in Biggar, where an annual vintage motor rally...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 14th August 2017, 23:59
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By G-CPTN
As I am usually in Biggar on the Saturday, I...

As I am usually in Biggar on the Saturday, I usually go along for a preview - though not many arrive until the Sunday, but it does give the opportunity for some unhindered photos and the chance to...
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 14th August 2017, 13:46
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Views: 232
Posted By G-CPTN
My daughter (who lives in Biggar) was away, and...

My daughter (who lives in Biggar) was away, and the weather forecast was for significant rain so I didn't travel the 100 miles (each way).


I thought that you might have attended . . .
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 6th August 2017, 22:30
Replies: 12
Views: 5,191
Posted By G-CPTN
Sorry, I have no means of 'publishing' these...

Sorry, I have no means of 'publishing' these photographs other than Photobucket - I no longer possess a scanner or a suitable camera (it died when I fell in the river).

Edited to add that the...
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 17th June 2017, 21:01
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Views: 353
Posted By G-CPTN
Describing the bus industry in 1952 and its development since.

Describing the bus industry in 1952 and its development since (www.ciht.org.uk/download.cfm/docid/1259C055-051F-40DD-B00AF0575C9AB6E4).
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 15th June 2017, 12:57
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By G-CPTN
Unusual occurrence.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-40277912 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-40277912)
Forum: Vintage Bus & Coach Discussion 13th June 2017, 17:51
Replies: 1
Views: 191
Posted By G-CPTN
Bedford OB to return to Shetland.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-40238539 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-40238539)
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 3rd June 2017, 21:28
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By G-CPTN
The ones that we had in Denmark in the early...

The ones that we had in Denmark in the early 1980s would be 200 or 700 series (I cannot recall which).

I do remember that the Volvo taxis had a (two speed?) automatic transmission - at least they...
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 3rd June 2017, 18:12
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By G-CPTN
In the 1980s, Danish ambulances were stretched...

In the 1980s, Danish ambulances were stretched (and raised roof) Volvo estate cars.

https://www.tveast.dk/files/styles/16_9_huge/public/media/2015/30/080929_falck1.jpg

This one is...
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 26th May 2017, 18:16
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By G-CPTN
Nostalgia (for some).

1956 Central London traffic (http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-central-london-traffic-1956/).
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 18th May 2017, 21:37
Replies: 51
Views: 12,588
Posted By G-CPTN
I can only guess that they are for noise...

I can only guess that they are for noise suppression - some local regulation maybe - I have never seen them either for real nor even in photographs.
Forum: Vintage Truck Discussion 8th May 2017, 21:20
Replies: 51
Views: 12,588
Posted By G-CPTN
I don't recognise these parts. Bedford TK...

I don't recognise these parts.

Bedford TK mudflaps. (https://www.picclickimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/rWgAAOSwzrxUvqgA/$/Bedford-Tkbedford-J-Typebedford-Quality-Mud-Flaps-_1.jpg)
Forum: Utility Service Vehicles & Others 18th April 2017, 20:54
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By G-CPTN
Here is a video 'walk-around' of the...

Here is a video 'walk-around' of the Gloucestershire appliance:- P320 Specialist Rescue Tender (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt15DblKlEc).
Forum: Utility Service Vehicles & Others 18th April 2017, 20:42
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By G-CPTN
Seems that several were built on Scania P320 6x2...

Seems that several were built on Scania P320 6x2 chassis with John Dennis bodywork.
The Palfinger was probably added by 'Bunce'.

Bedfordshire and Gloucestershire have one.

I wonder if they...
Forum: Utility Service Vehicles & Others 18th April 2017, 20:31
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By G-CPTN
More here:- Special Rescue Tender...

More here:- Special Rescue Tender (http://www.twfire.gov.uk/community-safety/response/operational-response-equipment/our-fire-appliances/?entryid72=50424).
Forum: Utility Service Vehicles & Others 18th April 2017, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By G-CPTN
Unusual Fire Appliance.

0:05 to 0:09 in the following video:- A19 crash (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/a19-crash-what-know-far-12909686).
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 7th April 2017, 17:20
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By G-CPTN
Thanks - I look forward to reading more.

Thanks - I look forward to reading more.
Forum: Vintage Bus & Coach Discussion 17th March 2017, 19:45
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By G-CPTN
Tyneside buses.

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/aboard-old-buses-tyneside-rare-12755933 (http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/aboard-old-buses-tyneside-rare-12755933)
Forum: Say Hello 5th March 2017, 22:49
Replies: 4
Views: 860
Posted By G-CPTN
Greetings Scruffy B - do you assemble your steam...

Greetings Scruffy B - do you assemble your steam engines from parts - or do you make from scratch?

Do you work in millimetres (or feet)?
Forum: Books, TV, Videos & Magazines 4th March 2017, 01:42
Replies: 0
Views: 552
Posted By G-CPTN
Sophie drives a Volvo.

First the background (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxULkPPYASA).

The real test (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kx67NnuSd0).
Forum: Drivers Discussion Forum 24th February 2017, 13:00
Replies: 8
Views: 1,692
Posted By G-CPTN
I used to live in the adjacent village to where...

I used to live in the adjacent village to where Kings were based.
Got used to seeing 'King big vehicles.

Since then they have expanded and moved their depot to Avonmouth.
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 23rd February 2017, 21:33
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By G-CPTN
During the relatively severe winter of 2010, many...

During the relatively severe winter of 2010, many local authorities ran short of salt (and, in addition, the sustained low ambient temperatures exacerbated the 'lack of salt' problem), leading some...
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 23rd February 2017, 21:14
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By G-CPTN
Do your local authority highway services use salt...

Do your local authority highway services use salt or sand to combat ice?

I realise that salt doesn't work at very low temperatures (sand is better), but it sounds as though your problems were due...
Forum: Todays Bus & Coach News 23rd February 2017, 18:41
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By G-CPTN
Double-decker blown over.

Five hurt after Storm Doris winds OVERTURN double decker bus (http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/590946/storm-doris-bus-overturned-walton-highway-wisbech-cambridgeshire).
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