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Offline Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2013, 02:53:25 pm »
Thanks Mystic Meg! So when are we going there?  $good$
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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2013, 10:56:07 am »
Don't know if there are any forum plane spotters out there but I thought this maybe of interest. It is a Lockheed Super Constellation that was restored by the Swiss watch company Breitling and is now based at Basel airport where I saw it last night.


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« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2013, 11:06:12 am »
Wow, looks stunning!  $good$
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Offline Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2013, 11:29:44 pm »
This looks good if you have anywhere to keep it!


A UNIQUE bus used to take passengers up and down the alarmingly steep roads of Llandudno’s Great Orme needs a new home – and it could be yours for £3,000.

 The 1968 Dennis Pax model was ideal for tackling the outcrop’s daunting slopes as weaker buses would have struggled.


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/unique-bus-used-great-orme-6287737
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2013, 12:10:40 am »
This looks good if you have anywhere to keep it!


A UNIQUE bus used to take passengers up and down the alarmingly steep roads of Llandudno’s Great Orme needs a new home – and it could be yours for £3,000.

 The 1968 Dennis Pax model was ideal for tackling the outcrop’s daunting slopes as weaker buses would have struggled.


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/unique-bus-used-great-orme-6287737


Wow. At that price, if I had somewhere to keep it I'd buy it. I spent years as a kid travelling up & down the Orme on it. A real blast from the past.
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Re: Transport
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2013, 06:51:50 am »
You know you want to buy it, ME!  :laugh:

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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2013, 07:43:39 am »
I would love it, nowhere to keep it though!
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Offline hollins

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Re: Transport
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2014, 09:19:53 pm »
2 buses, 2 trains and a plane brought us back to the UK from Switzerland exactly on time today.
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2014, 09:24:44 pm »
Part 2. The last one is at Liverpool airport!

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« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2014, 12:22:02 am »
Loved your photos Hollins, keep them coming !

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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2014, 10:27:46 am »
This looks good if you have anywhere to keep it!


A UNIQUE bus used to take passengers up and down the alarmingly steep roads of Llandudno’s Great Orme needs a new home – and it could be yours for £3,000.

 The 1968 Dennis Pax model was ideal for tackling the outcrop’s daunting slopes as weaker buses would have struggled.


http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/unique-bus-used-great-orme-6287737

We saw this bus on Saturday at the transport festival, the new owners have been very busy!
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Re: Transport
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2014, 06:57:15 am »
We drove from Switzerland to Italy yesterday except that for part of the journey the car is put on a train!

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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2020, 10:34:35 am »
The Airbus plane that will never take off - but it may give clues to the future of flying
The E-Fan X was launched in 2017 but the programme has been cancelled ahead of its maiden flight.

An Airbus and Rolls-Royce project  to develop an experimental hybrid-electric aircraft, has been cancelled ahead of it ever making its maiden flight.

E-Fan X was launched in 2017 to explore the potential of hybrid-electric propulsion for commercial aviation and was due to take off next year 2021.

It was to use a 2.5MW power generation system – comprised of a gas turbine driven power generation system and high power electronics – integrated and flown on a 100-seater Bae146 airliner by the end of 2021.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/airbus-plane-never-take-give-18177026