The report for this fantastic weekend is now up on line. You can read it HERE. 3131 ran very well over the two day event and proved to be very economical with the fuel. Don't forget, 3131 will be attending the Hastings Bus Rally at The Oval, Hastings this Sunday (20th May).
No really a video OF the coach but more of a video FROM the coach. This was filmed from the back window of 3131 as she headed to Wood's of Aylesham for a project by her owner, Bernard.
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.
Bernard's Bristol LH coach is off to Eclipse next week to have the MOT faults ironed out and receive a service ready for the season.
Yesterday, Andy and myself took Bristol LH coach 3131 to it's first MOT since Bernard acquired her. Unfortunately she failed on several small things which will be easily rectified. Bernard decided to get her serviced too at the same time so she will be ready for the next season. This was the first real drive I've had of her and after getting used to the gearbox I've discovered what a joy she is - although my left knee still aches from the heavy clutch! She also proved to be very fuel efficient - obvious really as she has a smaller engine - which will make her ideal for longer distances.
Bernard's Bristol LH coach was given a wash and brush up last Friday (17th September) and checked for the MOT which is in the first week of next month. All seems to be ok apart from one wiper and a bulb in the reversing lights. I took her for a test run to check the brakes/clutch etc and again she seems pretty good. Obviously when it comes to things like brake balance and kingpins, with our limited equipment, only the test can highlight any real problems. Pictures to follow.
As stated in the Picture of the Month Western National Bristol LH 3131 has arrived at her new home in east Kent. She is being kept under cover at the East Kent Heritage Garage in Sandwich, where Bernard is hoping to take another space for rotation of one of the other buses. Coupled to the space that DMS550 is using at the moment and that should give us 3 undercover spaces - better than what we've got right now. This will mean we can rotate and 'shop' that need bodywork (Nuw, 1178 and 7980).
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