We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support. Our website is receiving more hits than ever and this is all down to you! We look forward to meeting over the coming rally season at the show we will be attending.
Just a reminder that The Southern Counties Omnibus Collection has it's own Facebook fan page. Unlike some local groups, we're not afraid of Facebook and we genuinely love hearing feedback from you all. To date we have over 60 'likes' and growing! Just search The Southern Counties Omnibus Collection and you should find us!
Bernard's ex Stagecoach and Robert's Coaches Leyland Titan NUW553Y, known to us all as Nuw, received the first strip of sticky vinyl to her interior today which will eventually turn her interior into that of a modern Stagecoach bus. All the interior panels will be blue and she will receive modern blue Stagecoach trimmed seating - hopefully swapped from other Titans that are being converted back to full London spec. Eventually her exterior will gain the original Devon General livery and as their older vehicles had blue interiors and Nuw is being restored as a provincial Stagecoach bus, the interior work should suit her well.
Having taken 5137 for a test run around the yard, it was noted she wouldn't go into 3rd and 4th gear. Jake and Paul returned to 5137 earlier this week where it was discovered the electro pneumatic control box (EP box) on the gear box was faulty and was engaging both gears at once. Jake swapped the faulty one for a working one from 7681 and Paul wired it all in, also having to use the loom from 7681 as 5137's had deteriated rather badly. Paul also took time to attend to 5137's problematic hazard lights and a sticky solenoid that was stopping her from starting. Whilst he was sorting out the electrics, Jake turned his attention 5137's bodywork and began giving her a much needed T Cut and wax polish. A quick test run around the yard showed all was well again with her gear box.
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.