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London Bus Museum Spring Gathering
 29th April 2012
Wisley Airfield

 

Unfortunately the day started off very wet and windy. My first umbrella disintegrated about 30 seconds after I got out of the car (luckily I had a spare). The temperature this morning was about 8 degrees.  When I arrived at Wisley at 11.00 there were only a handful of stalls up and a number of other stall holders were sat in their cars/vans not attempting to set up stall. Luckily it stopped raining just before 2.00 and when I left about 3.30 a number of stall holders had put up tables and were hoping for some late sales. Unfortunately the weather made photography very difficult and I was having the dry the lense before every shot and shelter under the umbrella at the same time.

The highlight of the day for me was being able to drive STL2377 for about 30 minutes, superb and having never driven a bus with pre-selector gears before it took a little getting used to. However, after about 10 minutes I felt quite happy and had a very enjoyable time. There was also opportunities for people to drive a First Bus Marshall Dart but having driven similar I did not bother.

The two show models were on sale:
26410A Daimler Utility London Transport (with Spring gathering side ads) 
26322B Guy Arab Utility - London Transport (with London Bus Museum side ads) 
When I left the Daimler had sold out but there was some stock of the Guy Arab. EFE did not attend the event so there is no news from them.

Further to my News of 26th April, I was able to meet Colin Lawrence in the Museum tent and had a look at the new Jotus  BEA AEC Regal IV RF. The detail really is superb and photographs do not really do it justice.

 


PHOTOGRAPHS OF MODELS
Click here for a higher resolution image EFE 26322B Guy Utility - London Transport - Show Special Model
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Click here for a higher resolution image EFE 26322B Guy Utility London Transport - Show Special Model

 

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EFE 26410A Daimler Utility London Transport - Show Special Model
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EFE 26410A Daimler Utility London Transport - Show Special Model

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image EFE 17226A Leyland National East Kent

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image EFE 17226A Leyland National East Kent

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image EFE 24203A Daimler Fleetline Maidstone & District

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image EFE 24203A Daimler Fleetline Maidstone & District

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image Jotus BEA AEC Regal IV RF

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PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE RALLY
Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RF

A line-up of RF's. The third vehicle in is RF401 (MXX 289) as represented by EFE model 23312

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AEC RT1, RM1 AND WRIGHTBUS LT1

A historic line up of three generations of London Buses at the rededication ceremony for RT 2775.

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT - LONDON TRANSPORT - Photograph 1

RT2775 (LYR 826) looking superb at her rededication ceremony (adjacent to LT1) following a 15 year restoration.

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT - LONDON TRANSPORT Photograph 2

This photograph shows on the Right in front of the bus Peter Duplock (London Bus Museum) and on the left Peter Hendy (Commissioner of Transport for London) at the rededication ceremony

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT - LONDON TRANSPORT Photograph 3

This photograph shows the offside view

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT - LONDON TRANSPORT Photograph 4

This photograph shows the rear offside view

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT - LONDON TRANSPORT Photograph 5

This photograph shows the rear nearside view

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT - LONDON TRANSPORT Photograph 6

This photograph shows the lower deck

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT - LONDON TRANSPORT Photograph 7

This photograph shows the upper deck

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Click here for a higher resolution image AEC RT1, RM1, WRIGHTBUS LT1 AND RT2775

What a difference a few minutes make, bright sunshine and a small patch of blue sky following a morning of heavy rain.

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Click here for a higher resolution image ANDREWS STAR 3-LIGHT GARDEN SEAT HORSEBUS (Built 1898)

Despite the heavy rain, people were still taking rides on the top deck. When I took this photograph a group of passengers had just got off. 

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Click here for a higher resolution image DRIVING EXPERIENCE

Photographed are London Bus Museums STL2377 and two First London Marshall darts. Visitors could pay to have a go at driving the vehicles on part of the airfield. Having driven similar I did not bother with the Darts but drove the STL

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Click here for a higher resolution image ROUTEMASTER SRM - FIRST LONDON

This photograph shows SRM3 (650 DYE). This is the actual vehicle represented by Oxford Diecast model NRM005

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Click here for a higher resolution image WRIGHTBUS NEW BUS FOR LONDON - ARRIVA LONDON LT1 - Photograph 1

This photograph shows LT1 (LT61 AHT). This is the actual vehicle to be represented by Corgi OOC model OM46601. Behind is Sullivan Buses Plaxton President PDL26 (PJ02 PZZ)

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Click here for a higher resolution image WRIGHTBUS NEW BUS FOR LONDON - ARRIVA LONDON LT1 - Photograph 2

As above

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NON BUSES


Click here for a higher resolution image AEC MAMMOTH MAJOR - TIPPER

 

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Click here for a higher resolution image GREEN GODDESS - ROYAL NAVY

 

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