Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Crabbies Ginger Beer powered Routemaster

RMC1459 has now been completed as part of a contract for Halewood International, promoting the Crabbies Ginger Beer brand. The lower deck features a drinks bar, servery and bar stools whilst the upper deck has been re-modelled for corporate hospitality but retaining some RMC seating.

The bus has a very busy schedule of events starting with the Scottish Open at Loch Lomond on 8th July. It's 60 mph capacity will certainly be required to keep pace with its booked appearances.

Open Top LH nears completion

After the project stalled for the original customer, the ex-London Bristol LH is now nearing completion following open-top conversion and mechanical overhaul. Formerly London Transport BL91, the bus was acquired for an operator on Isles of Scilly but a new buyer is now in the frame. Watch this space!

ECOC RE back in dual-purpose NBC livery

Ex-Eastern Counties RLE864 has returned to dual-purpose red and white livery after its first coat of gloss was applied this week. 864 has been extensively repanelled, glazing rubbers replaced and interior seats refitted. Still to complete is a major front end rebuild and engine/gearbox overhaul, before the final top coat is applied.

Merseyside National into workshop

After some preparatory work, ex-Merseyside Leyland National 7000 (OHF858S) has now moved into a workshop slot within the main Busworks. Over the next few months, ex-7000 will be stripped down, requiring a full body and mechanical overhaul.