News and Updates - Winter 2016 / 7
Added 11 March 2017
|Austin 16, AFY 376 has seen
plenty of activity recently. The engine is now complete and being prepared for
start up. It is very stiff so has been gently towed up and down the yard by the
Austin Gipsy, allowing the bearings to bed in without the stress of combustion.
The body has been fully stripped and we are awaiting quotations for painting.
|Vauxhall 12 Saloon, CWE 864
is making progress with the project to make it safe and mobile. With space at a
premium, all our vehicles must be capable of being moved if necessary. It is
intended however to retain the appearance of a 'barn find' for now.
|Bristol K5G / ECW, ONO 59 -
Paul's work on the timberwork is nearing completion, and preparation on the
paintwork is continuing ready for the painting season.
|As well as our restorations,
work continues through the year on keeping our operational fleet on the road -
as well as regular maintenance, all vehicles used to carry passengers at events
has an MOT test each year - many thanks to our members who helped take many of
our fleet for MOT in preparation for last November's Open Day.
Lincoln 64, York Pullman 64 and Tyne & Wear PTE 413 (left) at Yardleys of Sutton in Ashfield and Lincoln 73 (right) at Lincolnshire Co-operative Transport Department
Added 21 February 2017
Our 2017 event dates added.
|Out and about from the Museum - publicity
and collection stand at Lincoln (Wragby Road) Tesco on 26 January, with our
1954 Bedford CA van on display alongside a visiting customer's motorcycle.
Many thanks to all at Tesco for making us welcome once again.
|Bristol K5G ONO 59.
Above - cab interior being primed for painting, 28 January 2017
|Left - Leyland Lion KW
474 is celebrating its 90th birthday this year
right - Guy Arab DFE 383 (Lincoln 23) is undergoing a long running repair to its manifold - while it is out of action, the opportunity has been taken to refurbish the cab interior. We hope this bus will be back on the road for Easter.
Added 18 December 2016
Tillings Green paint has started to be applied (undercoat at this stage) to ONO 59 (pictures taken 11.12.16)
page updated 11.03.17