On these pages I try to present my experiences owning and restoring various buses. I bought my first bus, an ex-London RT, RT1396, in 1988. This site gives some details of the 6 buses and 1 coach I have (so far) owned.
At present (February 2012) I am working on the Bristol bus, so please see LFM 734 January 2012 work
Revised pages on the Regal (DMS 130) coming soon...
Please enjoy browsing the site, and don't forget to leave a message (JohnB @ crownsys.co.uk) [remove the spaces].
This newly painted ex-London ROUTEMASTER joined the stable at the end of April 2010, as my 7th vehicle. As it has the body and running gear of RM664 (which was the unpainted Routemaster known as the Silver Lady), it has been painted silver rather than red (RM664 was painted red later in its life).
Please click on the photo to see more pictures.
An immaculate example of a 1970s Duple-bodied coach.
I kept this for 3 years (very popular for village outings!) and then sold it in April 2010, back to Mike Fuller (from whom I bought it!)
LFM 734 is an 1950 Bristol single-deck bus (not coach) with the classification LL5G meaning that it has a long body (30 ft, seating 39), and a 5 cylinder Gardner engine.
It was operated in the North-West by Crosville, and based at Chester.
See LFM 734 Restoration