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Percy Lane Planet Works

CDX513

proper brummie kid
Hello All. Thanks for adding me to this forum. It came about because I have this Planet Works badge on my double decker bus. I'm in Montana, USA. I'm converting it to a 2 floor RV. It's CDX513 1954 AEC Regent III Park Royal. Thanks again!
 

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CDX513

proper brummie kid
Hello All. Thanks for adding me to this forum. It came about because I have this Planet Works badge on my double decker bus. I'm in Montana, USA. I'm converting it to a 2 floor RV. It's CDX513 1954 AEC Regent III Park Royal. Thanks again!
And though it sat for 20 years, I have it running!
 

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Bob Davis

Bob Davis
Thanks for the photos CDX513.
Is Planet Works and Tyburn road bus garage one of the same?
The name in the plate looks like Percy Lane and Percy Lane Products still exist in Tamworth and they are glazing specialists and their home page has the heading bus products. They may have had to repair the bus at some time, but all Park Royal bodies were surely only dealt with at Acton, unless they has an outside supplier. I am not clever enough to put the web address on here but would say Google Percy Lane and you will get all the details. However Planet Works does not come up in any Google entry. Is it on an old Kellys? Who owned the bus when it was in the green and cream livery?

Bob Davis
 

Simon4130

master brummie
The name in the plate looks like Percy Lane and Percy Lane Products still exist in Tamworth and they are glazing specialists and their home page has the heading bus products. They may have had to repair the bus at some time, but all Park Royal bodies were surely only dealt with at Acton, unless they has an outside supplier. I am not clever enough to put the web address on here but would say Google Percy Lane and you will get all the details. However Planet Works does not come up in any Google entry. Is it on an old Kellys? Who owned the bus when it was in the green and cream livery?

Bob Davis

It was new to Ipswich Corporation Bob.

Simon
 

Radiorails

master brummie
The Planet Works was a private company, whereas the Tyburn Works was a municipal bus works. Both. it seems, were located in Tyburn Road.
https://birminghamhistory.co.uk/forum/index.php?threads/erdington.3193/page-12

Percy Lanes Tyburn Road 1882-1953

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photo thanks to Evans family history site
 
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CDX513

proper brummie kid
The name in the plate looks like Percy Lane and Percy Lane Products still exist in Tamworth and they are glazing specialists and their home page has the heading bus products. They may have had to repair the bus at some time, but all Park Royal bodies were surely only dealt with at Acton, unless they has an outside supplier. I am not clever enough to put the web address on here but would say Google Percy Lane and you will get all the details. However Planet Works does not come up in any Google entry. Is it on an old Kellys? Who owned the bus when it was in the green and cream livery?

Bob Davis
It's an Ipswich bus. I have no idea how it when it went from Red to Green. I heard it had one refurbishment in the 1970s. I assumed at Planet Works but maybe not. I heard that country singer Charley Pride acquired it for the Heritage Inn here in Great Falls, early 70s. I know he performed in London around that time but Canada is only a few hours away from here.
 

CDX513

proper brummie kid
It's an Ipswich bus. I have no idea how it when it went from Red to Green. I heard it had one refurbishment in the 1970s. I assumed at Planet Works but maybe not. I heard that country singer Charley Pride acquired it for the Heritage Inn here in Great Falls, early 70s. I know he performed in London around that time but Canada is only a few hours away from here.
 

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CDX513

proper brummie kid
Ipswich Corporation buses were green and cream and similar bus CDX 516 is preserved. The Corporation still own their fleet.
The red buses were those if Eastern Counties Omnibus Co. I expect both fleets are of a modernized style these days.
https://www.ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk/cdx516.htm
I meant to say I don't know how and when it went from green to red. But I clearly own CDX513. I found out it was CDX513 by googling the chassis # stamped on the plate (I put up a pic of it in the earlier post). There is also green and cream paint found in the driver cab and in the stairwell (underneath a brown spray paint).
 

CDX513

proper brummie kid
I meant to say I don't know how and when it went from green to red. But I clearly own CDX513. I found out it was CDX513 by googling the chassis # stamped on the plate (I put up a pic of it in the earlier post). There is also green and cream paint found in the driver cab and in the stairwell (underneath a brown spray paint).
 

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Astoness

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yes please keep us informed about your bus..my son who is an old bus enthusiast will also be interested

lyn
 

CDX513

proper brummie kid
yes please keep us informed about your bus..my son who is an old bus enthusiast will also be interested

lyn
Here is my friend Dennis helping me with these very heavy batteries. Size 8D. 17,000 cranking amps. Over $200 each.
 

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CDX513

proper brummie kid
Some days I regret tossing the seats in favor of converting it to a log cabin style hunter's bunkhouse or a 2 floor RV but no turning back now.
 

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CDX513

proper brummie kid
I have a mechanic friend over here that told me to toss out the oil bath air cleaner but fellow enthusiasts like yourselves implored me to keep it ;)
 

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Radiorails

master brummie
I meant to say I don't know how and when it went from green to red. But I clearly own CDX513. I found out it was CDX513 by googling the chassis # stamped on the plate (I put up a pic of it in the earlier post). There is also green and cream paint found in the driver cab and in the stairwell (underneath a brown spray paint).

I believe your bus was painted red, over its original green and cream, is due to it being in the United States. It seems that any British bus, particularly a double deck one, has to be red. London buses are red and it is logical that non British folk associate our buses as being red coloured.
Just my 2c. as they say. :D
 

CDX513

proper brummie kid
a few more pics
 

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Frothblower

Lubrication In Moderation
The Planet Works was a private company, whereas the Tyburn Works was a municipal bus works. Both. it seems, were located in Tyburn Road.


I was wondering if this place on Tyburn road was the old Planet Works?
 

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Radiorails

master brummie
The Planet Works was a private company, whereas the Tyburn Works was a municipal bus works. Both. it seems, were located in Tyburn Road.


I was wondering if this place on Tyburn road was the old Planet Works?

The windows do look very similar to the pic I posted previously i.e. Post 307.
 
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