|The Southern Counties Omnibus Collection||
Jake and Claire have been working on Bernard's rare Willowbrook bodied Bristol VR 7980 (TFN980T). The lower deck had become somewhat of a dumping ground for many of the collection's spare parts, these have now been moved upstairs and work tidying up the lower deck has resumed. All of the seat frames have now been painted red and the floor is next! One seat has been refitted so far - golden rule is make sure you have somewhere to rest when working! Jake will be sourcing the floor paint in the next few weeks to complete the lower deck. The floor should end up a brown colour making it look as it would've done when new.
Paul Tripptree has been hard at work on his DMS over the last weeks or so since the new year. He has finished repairs to the front inside roof and now has all the panels back in place. Paul has also sourced some more hard to find DMS seats and 550 now has virtually a full set. Paul has started to fit these in place now and the inside of 550 is looking much more like a bus. Latest work today saw Paul refitting the drivers cab side window. The windscreen still needs fitting but Paul is hoping to get that done at the same time as 1178's is changed over.
Here you will find out the latest news about our buses and future events we hope to attend. In addition we will add any interesting bus and coach related news we come across.
SOUTHERN COUNTIES OMNIBUS.
A collection of retired buses living in southeast England owned by a group of friends.