The ladder seems to be an integral part of the maintenance trolley. I guess maintenance men were used to them.
Wow I hope we are looking at a bus that's had some what of a clean up after the fire
The trolley looks like a self build affair narrow to go between the buses the lower platform raised for a better work hight, has a little Heath Robinson look about it
I think the "spalling' you speak of is paint wear, looking at the long platform support beams are solid at the ends, if they were aluminium I would expect them to be open, the same can be said for the short support for the lower platform which goes through both uprights,Not so much Heath Robinson, I would suggest, but more designed to fit a purpose. From the spalling at the higher level it seems to be made from aluminium. Even today, in the Restoration of Railway Carriages, we still use similar Towers. Climb up the inside of the ladder and then access the work platform through a 'trap-door'.
Perfectably acceptable and not in any way dangerous.
I do it shows the evolution of a chassis and all the ways it could be configured, after all for me that's what a bus is a truck chassis with windows and seatsi dont see the connection? they are trucks.
That's a keeper looks like it may be out of commission but just looking at it you can see it's been a work horse for many years.
i dont know about that .most bus chassis were made for buses. not cement mixers,or dust carts.I do it shows the evolution of a chassis and all the ways it could be configured, after all for me that's what a bus is a truck chassis with windows and seats
When looking at many of the bus pictures they show how many varying body styles were on the same chassis
The auto industry has a long history of putting a new style body on a old platform, example Morris Marina under the sheet metal was a Moggy 1000.
You are of course correct the point I was trying to make is all the variants of body's on the same platform.i dont know about that .most bus chassis were made for buses. not cement mixers,or dust carts.
Also probably stopped your head banging on the ceiling!You are of course correct the point I was trying to make is all the variants of body's on the same platform.
Some bus coach work has 2 sets of doors and other differences on the same chassis.
When I went to college a instructor said a bus chassis had the axles above the frame rails ?, I have always thought this was to lower the COG this increasing the angle of the dangle.
Spent many hours waiting to collect parts from Leyland Motors Wolverhampton road, only parts dept that rarely answered their phone and you needed a packed lunch as you could be there for most of the day,In the 1960s-1970s I lived on the Wolverhampton Road in Oldbury and I regularly saw bus chassis being driven along that road. I always assumed that they Leylands. The driver always had a motorcycle crash helmet and goggles.