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.
I am pleased to report that ex Western/Southern National Bristol LH / Plaxton Supreme AFJ692T will be joining the fleet soon. She is fully restored and carries the fleet number 3131. Bernard actually bought her a few months back but we've found it hard to find time to collect her from her current storage in the Southwest. She is our first coach and carries on the Bristol (BCV) theme in our collection as well as the Southwest theme (along with NUW the Titan). I am hoping to pick her up for Bernard in the next few weeks. More information and pictures then.
Hopefully in the next few months we will be adding another vehicle to the collection. Until she is collected from the sunny Southwest I won't say too much - apart from COACH! As soon as she arrives all will be revealed.
Also plans are afoot to pass on DMS550 to Stuart Boxall who is a huge fan of the type. At the moment she is sitting gathering dust at Sandwich with me having very little time to give to her these days and finish the rebuild. It would also mean that every vehicle we have could potentially go on the road straight away (even 5807 when her engine is sorted out) which means they are less of a liability. I will of course be keeping all the DMS related pages on the site including 550 page for the time being. This certainly won't be the last DMS I own as, like Stuart, I'm a huge fan of this very under rated bus and will be keeping my ear to the ground to find and rescue any others that head my way.
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