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Nottingham 666 Repair and Repaint

Nottingham 666 which was nearly lost in the fire which destroyed several buses in 2007 is overdue for a repaint.Work has commenced repainting the bus in its former NCT livery which had a green roof. The front end has been removed to replace rotten metal and also cure a leaking windscreen.

 

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New Depot

We have recently obtained planning permission to erect a second building to house our collection of buses.This will enable all of our vehicles to be under cover and also to extend the museum and allow us to show more of our memorabilia.The framework for the building recently arrived at Ruddington and it is hoped that construction will commence later in the year.See photos below of the framework arriving.

 

New Year Update

We have been so busy working on the buses there has been no time for news updates.Here is what we have been up to.

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Felix SB has had its panels refitted and repainting is almost complete.We hope to soon be working on the interior.

 

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Leicester 248 is in the process of being repainted inside.Work has begun on rewiring the lights and bell push on the upper deck.The front destination blind box and surround has been rebuilt and destination blinds fitted.

 

Barton 1146

Barton 1146 has had mechanical repairs together with a complete repaint and is nearly ready for new transfers.

 

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Midland General 296 has had new airbags fitted and is now ready for this year’s rally season.

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                                 618 KRA on arrival at Ruddington

This Bedford SB1 was purchased from Fowlers of Holbeach for restoration in September 2013. 

The timber frame is currently undergoing repair with several body panels fitted and in undercoat.

Minor work has been carried out on the engine and is running well. The brakes are in the process of being re-built.

She is also having a full re-wire.Its a long process so please keep on looking in for updates on the restoration.

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Midland General 296.

Midland General, Bristol MW DNU20C (296)
Photographed today in it’s final coat of paint with just a few little details left to complete.
This bus has had a fresh coat of paint to celebrate it’s 50th anniversary in May this year.
296 will be attending many events during the year so keep a look out for her.

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Photo courtesy: Pete Harrison.