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Putting pictures and web links on the ROOF forum

Instructions for inserting pictures and web links in your postings.

Peterborough Bus Rally Sunday 16th June 2019

This will be the thirteenth event we have organised at Sacrewell, close to the A1/A47 junction near Peterborough click here for the rally website 


Technical Information – Illustrated technical guides

Lazy Pressure Switch


LT Bus lamps, Chiswick chart No 0331

Engine Codes


Where do I put the vinyls?


Free Bus Services


Power Steering Hose Blow Out


Engine change for RM471


Seat re-trimming


Traditional tartan moquette for seat covers


Changing a gearbox


Axle ratios, crown wheels and pinions


Accumulator Charging with Nitrogen – What do I need?




Routemaster Destination Blinds and Advertisement Sizes


Filters for your Routemaster


Differential oil change


Information on Scania Engines


Paint for your Routemaster


Printing RM advertisements and blinds


Doverite tape for the poles and rails on the back platform


Changing the front shock absorbers


Fitting a tachograph


The glass in your bus


Battery Isolating Switch

The cause of recent poor starting performance has been traced to high resistance in the battery isolating switch


Replica LT coats and jackets

Some photos of the replica 1970s Conductor’s Jacket that Claire Green has arranged to have made.


Exhaust sections still available from Dinex

I’ve just bought some new exhaust sections and have updated the exhaust section.


Gear Box Air Pressures

I needed to test the operating pressures for the gearbox where OK and made up a test rig to do this


Changing the Gearbox Piston Seals

I’ve just changed the piston seals. Here are some pictures.


B frame and Panhard Rod/Crossmember

Some pictures of the B frame before it is fitted to RM13.


Bus Stop Cards

Rather nice Routemaster greetings and Christmas cards.


South Devon Railway - RM1872
Loads of helpful information in their Repairs and Restoration sections  

Old News


RM13 restoration


RM 238

I’ve just bought this bus and have posted some pictures of it.


Rolls Royce powered London Transport DL83

Did you guess what this is?


London Bus day at the Museum of Transport in Manchester. It was a really good event, expertly organized by Kelvin Platt and his colleagues. A grey drizzly Manchester day failed to dampen the enthusiasm for the London buses outside the museum and the free bus services to Victoria station. A collection of London buses of the period was lined up inside the museum and they were dressed up to look like Mortlake Garage 25 years ago, it closed in 1983. Inside it was warm and cozy with a brilliant atmosphere that was quite magical.


What I particularly liked:



For some pictures I took on the day click here.


RM13 progress, B frames and Panhard Crossmember


RM102 - hidden in Paris


Stondon Transport Museum – RM Owners Meet 7th October 2007


Cab window photos


Other Routemaster message boards


Routemaster Info Exchange


AEC Routemaster


The Scottish Routemaster Owners Group