I have been asked by another member about TT buses. I recall there was one on the UK Centennial tour from pictures posted on the forum, but I can't locate this at the moment.
Can some one please post a picture or two of this bus - I believe it was a 'charabanc' type.
Any other TT bus pictures would be welcome too.
Wasn't there also a picture of a TT bus in England with a wood gasifier on the back?
At the Model T Centennial in 2008, The Henry Ford Museum had a '27 TT School Bus on display, & claimed it was one of the first. I don't have a picture or I'd try to post it for you.
Chris, Here's a gasifier bus but no picture, just YouTube
I think one of the forum member's Dad or Grandad drove a TT school bus. I can't remember who it was but he posted a real nice picture.
Here are links to bus pictures in the MTFCA forum
Here's a very cool old bus
Heres a proto type drawing of a model A bus for winter travel. Don't know if any were built.help with picture Please
BUS ASSEMBLY.PDF (124.3 k)
There are a few TT bus photos at the beginning of this link.
(Some of them will zoom to a decent size).
http://www.google.ca/images?as_q=&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=Model+TT+Bus&a s_oq=&as_eq=&as_sitesearch=&safe=images&as_st=y&tbs=isch:1,itp:photo&biw=800&bih =437
Model A Ďtrackedí bus drawing from Bobís pdf link . . .
I think this is the charabanc:
That's it! I'm going to Slovenia someday, and I'm a gunnah hijack that bus.
I'll be heard to remark "Take this bus..... To Cuba!!"
Sorry for the hijack Adrian, Hahaha.
That gasifier is so neat.
Here's one I saw in Scotland Adrian;)
It's quite pretty considering it could carry 14(?) people. There was a "superphord" gearbox and special aluminium radiator fitted.
Email me if you need more pictures... I took quite a few detailed ones.
Not the best of pictures since I took it with my phone, but here is the one that is in the Henry Ford Museum. Took it this past September while I was at OCF.
That nice looking green bus John B. posted above seems to be built on the same "truck conversion" as mentioned in a recent post.
Erich, I attached the link but there wasn't many pictures. I'd love to find more info on it and more pictures (without the banner). I'll bet they're out there somewhere. Nobody builds somthing that sweet and only has 4 pictures of it.
Hi,some more pictures of my charabanc, as bought, during restoration and this year with my two sons on a rally in the centre of London run by our club chairman, Austen Bromley.Although it was a blistering hot day the chara (1 1/2 tons unlaiden) performed faultless. The seating arrangement is 3 rows of 4 persons.
Wasn't that 1927 Blue Bird kid hack, as my granddad used to call them, at Richmond, In. a couple of years ago or was it a Wayne school bus. Wayne school bus bodies were built in Richmond, In. which was in Wayne county.
Here are 2 that were made in Queensland by Roberts Motor Works.
i would like to borrow that red one with the bench seats some time. If only i had people to put in it & a place to go...
Simon, WOW, that thing is a real beaut. I have to ask one thing, is that a one man top? Ha, just kidding. I am really impressed with that machine. Very nice work indeed.
Here is an interesting bus
Here are a couple of links. The first is an early bus and the second is of a "bookmobile". I know it's not a bus, but it's kind of interesting. You might have to page down a little to see them.
Thanks Verne, the bus is really neat.
Thanks all for the great pictures so far,
That looks funny. Tini weni engine and large body.
Perhaps a little "past the post time" but I just found a picture of another TT bus I forgot I had. It came from a collection of photos from the Universal Car Co. in Wichita, KS. The photo may be a little big but I know how you like those Shorpy photos (and I do too!). I think the Universal Car Co. was preparing this photo for an advertisement, which is the reason for the markings around it.
That's a great bus pic Vern. Interesting how they leaded the glass around the corners of the windshield.
The old bus must have died. they've got a chalk line drawn around it.
Thanks Verne, now that is an interesting photo indeed. I am fascinated how they are preparing it, probably for use as you said. Sometimes we think that 'photoshop' speeds up picture handling. maybe it does, but I bet it would take a lot of time in 'photoshop' to do what they did with a pencil in a few minutes
Adrian, not quite a charabanc but Jem posted photo of 1916 6 seater Surrey LHD at
Something of interest, John Berch had posted a bus running on a gasifier on this thread, here's a picture of a ford with a built in gas producer fitted, at the 1940 motor show in Melbourne, (Australia)