Latest News and Updates
Added 8 January 2018
2018 Event dates added and 2018 opening hours updated.
AFY 376 - Austin 16
The 16 is making great strides, and the sunroof is being prepared for painting by Liz following welding. The doors are now refitted after a great deal of work, and the underside of the body has been painted. The body is now back on the chassis, and we have had the engine running as well.
|AFY 376, 13 December 2017|
ONO 59 - Bristol K5G
Painting is well in hand, seats are being fitted and most of the windows re-installed.
A destination blind has been donated by one of our members after it surfaced in Essex
|ONO 59 platform, 10 October 2017||above Clacton depot
right - more filling - 13 November 2017
|ONO 59 - undercoat on upper deck floor, 18 November 2017||ONO 59 - upper deck floor
20 November 2017
|ONO 59 - upper deck seats
25 November 2017
|left - ONO 59 - upper
deck seats being 'test driven' - 25 November 2017
right - ONO 59 - upper deck seats in place - 7 December 2017
FHN 833 - Bristol L5G
Progress has got as far as top coat being applied, with fleet names and lining out to come - 'FHN' was on display in the sunshine (but not quite ready to be on the road) at our November Transport Festival event.
|FHN 833 - cream band being
25 October 2017
|UVL 873M - 7 October 2017||UVL 873M - cylinder heads for 'new' engine - 4 December 2017|
UVL 873M - Bristol RE
A damaged panel has been replaced, and work has started on the 'new' engine.
KW 7604 - Leyland Badger
Work continues - and the head has been re-fitted.
EVL 549E - Leyland Panther
Rear panels have been re-fitted and the cab has been repainted in standard 'mushroom soup' colours
|KW 7604 - head being re-fitted
25 October 2017
|EVL 549E - 25 November 2017||EVL 549E - cab area
4 December 2017
FW 5698 - Leyland Tiger TS7
The brake servo is being overhauled, which hopefully will improve its braking performance.
GLW 419 - Leyland TD7 / Merryweather
The fire engine has been to Lincolnshire Co-op for a brake check and service - it ran a few short drive-past journeys at our November Transport Festival event.
A new tyre store has been built thanks to a donation from one of our members.
Added 18 December 2017
Report and photos from our 5 November 2017 Transport Festival added
Report and photos from our 28 August 2017 Car Running Day added
Added 21 September 2017
1948 Daimler CVD6 - Gash, Newark DD2 (KAL 579) joins the LVVS collection - more here.
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