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Hi all,looking for the following buses:-NORTHCORD IEBUS0005 Volvo ALX400 - Dublin Bus Coastal Tour

                                                                         CORGI OOC OM 46203 CITYLINK GALWAY IRIZAR PB1:76 MODEL BU

 

                                                                         

PM me if you have one for sale.Cheers.:tumbsup:

 
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Excuse my bus ignorance people but we ever run Bedford OB's here?

Picked up a couple and would love to have some on the layout

If so an odd color pic would be highly appreciated

Cheers

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I don't know if you obtained any information on this over the weekend but CIE bought 6 Bedford OBs in 1949 for Dublin Airport services.  They were numbered BP1-6 with Roberts bodies.  

 

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The model you have is probably of a Duple bodied OB.  Corgi produced a model of one as owned by Guinness.  The real coach later passed to Lavery Coaches.

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In the early 1980's a bedford OB  on hire was used by rael-brook shirt factory (skerries shirts)in blackrock county dublin to provide transport home for its staff. Prior to the bedford ob they used their ford D series box van which in the evening they converted by adding  seats around the perimeter for the same purpose(Prior to H&S)

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On 10/29/2019 at 8:56 PM, Tarabuses said:

I also came across this Duple bodied OB.

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A recreation/reboot of the original privately run Connemara Bus which gained some fame though a popular song.

This particular bus is a swimmer, ie came over in recent years from the UK, hence the modern ZV reg. I don't know if it's still operational.

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Howth has another OB, ex Aherlow Bus Service, has a large destination box and in half restored condition. Hard to tell what it once was, probably grey and red judging by the very few pics of it online.

Judging by the production run, there should have been reasonable numbers on the roads here at one time in the hands of small private operators. One appeared in that awful Irish set film High Spirits with Peter O'Toole.

Aherlow Bus Service GUX188 Bedford OB Duple Vista built 1951 originally Lloyd, Oswestry. National Transport Museum of Ireland, Howth 28.9.14

 

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14 hours ago, WRENNEIRE said:

Saw this model of one in Blackrock at the 3 day show

Sorry about the quality

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Snail on second pic is incorrect, it was convention that the upper "wings" should point towards the cab, a reversed mirror image snail should go here.

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