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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 9th July 2017

This will be the eleventh 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?

 

Exhausts

 

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