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  1. Buses of Edinburgh, 2016.
  2. A photo session in and around Blackpool, 2006.
  3. A Volvo B10M/East Lancs open top from the Paris sightseeing fleet. In Blackburn, 2006.
  4. I’ll have a guess at around 370 at the wheels.
  5. I don't know, someone might find it interesting. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000rtf3/our-world-new-orleans-the-year-the-music-stopped
  6. I’m sure it’s safe to post here as nobody from my extended family would ever frequent such a forum focused on vehicular nonsense. I watched a programme on BBC iplayer yesterday. Nothing unusual with that, I know, but it was narrated from start to finish by my niece. I know I have played no part in the tireless effort and tenacity on her part in achieving what she has achieved so far and I know that she will grow much, much further. Still, makes me feel a bit proud of her.
  7. US Escorts were the base of two electric cars. Firstly I bring you the Jet Electrica The Jet Electrica was originally manufactured by Jet Industries of Austin, TX, which produced about 3,000 EV conversions while they were in business. Most Jets were based on Ford Escort and Mercury Lynx chassis purchased new as from FoMoCo as "gliders" (body and chassis without engines). To convert the Escort to electric, Jet mated a Prestolite 96v traction motor to the original Ford transaxle, fabricated battery boxes front and rear, and added a speed controller and an on-board battery charger.
  8. This monster? The DKW engine that the Saab units were derived from was in fact the two cylinder (according to Saab who insist that the three cylinder was wholly their own design) but when they stretched to three, the resemblance is remarkably striking!
  9. Right, I’ll bite. 1cyl. Actually, can’t think of anything at the moment but I’m sure one will come to me eventually 2cyl horizontal flat twin - 2cv Horizontal transverse twin - 1904 Wolseley Transverse twin - Various Trabants, Goliath, IFA F8 In line twin - Fiat 126 3cyl Various Wartburgs, Saab saloon and estate. Daewoo Matiz Corsa 1.0 4cyl Yes, transverse, in line, boxer and horizontal in line (Albion Claymore) 5cyl 1983 Audi Quattro rally car 6cyl In line, horizontal in line, horizontal boxer, front mounted, rear mounted
  10. Just going through my photos of the past year. We never got this cab/chassis combo in the UK, did we?
  11. My first bus. You know when you are young and there comes a time when the cash in your pocket from your job starts burning a hole? Yes, that time before the responsibilities of mortgage payments, rent, food, electricity and gas bills and all of that stuff that grown-ups have to contend with but not you? See those pictures? well, that was that sort of moment for me. We had gone to photograph the buses around Nottingham that day and we called into the operator Lamcote Motors, not only an operator but a Ford car dealer too. We knew that there would be something int
  12. Yeah, Aachen 22 (the big ‘un) is my all time favourite trolleybus of all time. Built for an autobahn express route but never really used as such. The rear is split with a lower deck containing some seating but primarily a standee area with four abreast seating accessed by a side gangway above it. Those upper deck seats were bloody great for overnights and gathering weekends (plus other activities best not mentioned here). 22 also has the honour of managing to stall the diesel generator that used to power the overhead. The contactor drum on this is motor driven with a 24v motor and if the ba
  13. Started scanning stuff again out of sheer boredom. Morose - The Sandtoft years part 1.
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