Today Andy and myself went down to do some work on 3131. I shot this short video of her ticking over on the forecourt. Hopefully one of her moving will be made soon.
Was down at the yard today, pottering around. Met some lovely like minded people today (was great to meet you guys) and we got chatting - as only bus men can! By the time I was ready to leave dusk had fallen and allowed these pictures to be taken. What an amazing sky! There is something slightly eerie about seeing a line of slumbering buses in half light.
On a brighter note, following our night out with Nuw, I've discovered that the positive battery terminal was broken which would explain her reluctance to start sometimes. This has been replaced today and she fired up without a problem. Just have the windscreen wiper to fix now.
Well Nuw the Titan finally hit the road on the 4th February when she transported a party of friends to a paranormal investigation in Ramsgate. We picked them up in Herne Bay on one of the coldest nights of the year. In fact a severe weather warning had been issued for heavy snow! The outbound journey was fine, with Nuw happily arriving on time and depositing her happy - if a trifle cold - passengers. Two things of note. Nuw's heating and demisters are non existent! My hands had to be prised of the steering wheel. Also, she is very nippy around the towns, happily reaching 30mph. This kind of doesn't work on main roads or motorway where she hammers all the way up to her top speed of .... 40mph! When we left the location at 0200hrs on the Sunday morning, the promised snow had arrive with a vengeance. A sprinkling of the white stuff turned into an inch which turned into five inches - deeper in the drifts. Good news is that Nuw plodded back to Herne Bay and then back to Sandwich without too many issues. The drivers side wiper failed - my fault for over tightening the nut - and that was it. We arrived back at the yard in a blizzard at the pictures show. All in all, Nuw is a great bus to drive and I'm looking forward to taking her out this season.
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