Started by Bus 503, January 08, 2016, 05:06:33 PM
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Quote from: The Love Guru on February 25, 2016, 06:50:23 PMT mechanics have a habit of sticking stuffed/plastic toys on the buses.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on March 01, 2016, 08:55:21 PMHey, I saw red tape crossed over the Woden Interchange's office door today, what's going on? anyone know?
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on March 10, 2016, 06:05:53 AMOld artics?
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on March 22, 2016, 12:24:25 AMHi, just a few quick questions about the darts, 1. What is that thing on the roof at the rear end of the bus - in the same spot as the P2s exhaust pipe?2. I've been told by one of the drives who's been driving for ACTION for many years, that the reason they haven't sold-off/scrapped/rid-of the darts yet, is because there's still $1.2 million worth of assets. Could someone give me a few examples (that they know of) of some of those 'assets'? 3. I still remember the time they had the ads on the side calling them 'Midi buses', which is what my mum and I still call them, but was there an actual reference for the word 'midi'?4. I still find the concept of the different mks with the P2s confusion, but was there an actual reason for the different productions of the darts, why there's differences between 132-142 and 143-156 (or whatever the grouping is)?5. Where is Dennis Dart from, and did they make any other buses?6. How much do you think ACTION would sell one without an engine so I could keep it as a statue in my garden?That'll do for now, I'll ask some more later.
Quote from: Ed on July 19, 2011, 11:31:00 PM3/4 the cost my arse!
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on March 22, 2016, 12:24:25 AM6. How much do you think ACTION would sell one without an engine so I could keep it as a statue in my garden?
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 02, 2016, 07:42:00 PM1. Does the PR in PR:100.2/3 and CB in the CB40/60 stand for anything, if so what?
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 02, 2016, 07:42:00 PM4. Also, will the new 490.2 ever come to Tuggeranong, or is it just being trialled at Belconnen on what I think is a flow shift?
Quote from: Bus 400 on April 02, 2016, 08:13:43 PM So there would be nothing stopping 490 being swapped for another CB80 bodied Tuggy bus (just to keep the body numbers even as per an upcoming Transport Canberra rule).
Quote from: Bus 503 on April 02, 2016, 07:59:26 PM'CB' means 'Custom Body' I think.
Quote from: Bus 503 on April 02, 2016, 07:59:26 PMTo be more specific, it would be '490.3' not '490.2'.
Quote from: Bus 503 on April 02, 2016, 07:59:26 PMBus 490 is replacing Bus 300 (which was based at Belconnen Depot before its 'incident'.) To put it in simple terms, Bus 490 is replacing a bus which was formerly based at Belconnen Depot, so it wouldn't seem right to have it operating from Tuggeranong Depot.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 03, 2016, 03:17:43 AM@Barry Drive - why do you and The Love Guru have to be such bullies? it's not very nice you know, and I did not join here to be disrespected in such a manner. I've tried to be as nice as possible, respect the forum rules to the best of my ability, learn from any mistakes I make from comments I have made on any posts, and try to enjoy being in the community with people who have the same hobby as mine. I had looked for a forum/social place like this with people I share the same hobby with for almost 17 years, and I have almost been here a year now, but I haven't felt very welcome... Please, can you stop having such a grudge against me, and stop mocking me, what have I ever done to you? - Just cause I have said things that you 100% disagree with, or something that is not right in your/everyone else's minds, it isn't right to act so disagreeably.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on April 03, 2016, 01:20:58 PMWhat happens to the trial buses after ACTION has finished with them?
Quote from: Barry Drive on April 03, 2016, 03:28:58 PMWhen ACTION has finished with them, they go elsewhere.
Quote from: Bus 503 on April 03, 2016, 03:58:54 PMThe bus travels back to the manufactures office where it is examined and a decision is made regarding whether the trial was successful or not. It is then up to the manufacturer to make a decision regarding what happens to the bus.
Quote from: Barry Drive on April 03, 2016, 03:28:58 PMNow that's a slightly more intelligent question. Only slightly.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves BusesWell, I've been wanting to learn as much as I can, it's hard to be the great buses expert (which is my email ) when I'm not really compared to all the other bus enthusiasts here, due to the fact that I've been loving, collecting, and studying buses (mainly ACTION) for the past 17 years, but had only my brain, my eyes, and other drivers as my resources. You could say that I'm the "offline" buses expert , which is why I'm trying to get "online" to learn and improve from what I've lost out on.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves BusesYou learn something new everyday
Quote from: Barry DriveAnd I always call Hamburgers "steamed hams", but that doesn't make it the correct name.
Quote from: King of Buses on April 10, 2016, 07:09:44 PMHas anyone seen 144 lately? I haven't seen it at Belconnen Depot when I go to Cohen St Bus Station on weekends for ages, plus I haven't seen it on the road nor on Transittimes. There is usually just 145 and 147 plus space for another bus in the shed - but it is never filled (except occasionally by 450 on two separate weekends ) Is 144 perhaps in for (a fair bit of) maintenance? Or is it just hiding from me?
Quote from: Busfanatic101 on April 10, 2016, 08:06:31 PMI was going to mention this but it totally slipped my mind, on either Tues or Wedneday morning when my bus went past Woden Depot, there was a Dart sitting on a moving tow truck- I'm not sure if it was arriving, leaving, or just being moved, and didn't get a chance to check the fleet number. Could this have been 144?
Quote from: Barry Drive on February 10, 2016, 03:38:05 PMI was thinking Term 4, maybe. But you can't rush these things.
@c_egee We're currently working on the details of the next timetable change. Hoping to announce details in the second half of this year(1/2)— ACTION Buses (@ACTIONbuses) April 28, 2016
@c_egee We're currently working on the details of the next timetable change. Hoping to announce details in the second half of this year(1/2)
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on May 06, 2016, 04:31:39 PMsomething's been bugging me for years now about the Irises, and I want to get it right now. Is it;AgoralineAgorlineAlgoralineAlgorlineor?
Quote from: ajw373 on May 06, 2016, 04:44:46 PMNone of the above actually.It is an Agora Line. Agora is the model and Line the variant. There are also Agora S and Agora L (articulated) models too. The difference is the Line has the engine layout as we have generally in Australia the S and L the engine is off to the side giving room for another exit at the rear.
Quote from: The Love Guru on May 06, 2016, 09:27:36 PMThe engine is off to the side in ours too.The engine sits in a cradle type structure that is suspended to the left side of the chassis, and is dropped down lower than in a high floor Renault. They also have an offset differential. I'm not sure if this was done to lower floor height or to allow additional room for the cooling system. Line I think would refer to the type of work to be undertaken as route services are referred to as line work overseas.