From: Nick Finnigan on 29 Dec 2009 16:31
> Two absolutely identical coaches (Volvo B10s) - same series of
> registration - each carrying different height indications (by a factor
> of 6"). Both were on rail replacement between Basingstoke and Woking
> during the summer - and the difference was sufficient to cause the
> driver of one of them to seek a different route.
> There is no defined size, font, format.... it can often end up as
> something written in Tippex on a convenient bit of spare space in the
> cab. Some are in Imperial, others (more modern buses) are in metric.
> Sometimes both Imperial and metric are displayed.... with inaccurate
They must be in imperial (metric is optional) and at least 40mm high.
They may be up to 150mm inaccurate ( +40mm for metric conversions).
There are also a FOAL of exceptions.
From: Adrian on 29 Dec 2009 18:15
Alex Potter <spambin(a)ap-consulting.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much
like they were saying:
>> Mine was a Hillman Minx series III- not far from £25 - it cost £30!
> Nowadays, a "£50 motor" seems to cost around a grand...
Hmm. Good £50-200 cars seem a DAMN sight more common now than back in the
The £100 one-owner-from-new 205 I bought at the start of the year's been
damn near flawless. A set of decent tyres and a replacement for a stone-
chipped headlight on purchase, then rear brakes for MOT, but that's all
From: Adrian on 29 Dec 2009 18:16
"Ian" <idh(a)henden.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
> During the working day, one can ALWAYS aquire a local street map (in
> urban areas) free of charge, within a few minutes of parking your
From: Alex Potter on 29 Dec 2009 19:40
Adrian wrote on Tue, 29 Dec 2009 23:15:43 +0000:
> The £100 one-owner-from-new 205 I bought at the start of the year's been
> damn near flawless.
Yebbut, they're like hens' teeth, I should think. (I've not driven for
nearly 10 years now, and have no desire to do so ever again)
From: Ian on 30 Dec 2009 04:16
"Adrian" <toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> "Ian" <idh(a)henden.co.uk> gurgled happily, sounding much like they
>> During the working day, one can ALWAYS aquire a local street map
>> urban areas) free of charge, within a few minutes of parking your
From any Estate Agent.
Done it many times.... Estate Agents always carry a stock of
complimentary street maps. Some are very useful; a few are a bit