Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby BTJustice » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:19 pm

You need an old diesel. The newer diesels run at too high a pressure through the injectors.

A lot of folk I know dont even bother with the hastle of old takeaway oil as you can get a 20 litre drum of new oil from the cash and carry for a lot less than 20 litres of diesel.

There is lots ofinfor online about which models will run on cooking oil but if you use it, remember to tell the tax man and pay your fuel duty :wink:
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby gap74 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:27 pm

Are you not now exempt from having to pay duty if you produce under a certain amount a year, something like 2,500 litres a year? Seem to recall it's something of a grey area.

Should have kept my older 1.9 TD Xantia (although even then, I think its suitability depended on whether it had been fitted with a Bosch or a Lucas fuel pump, a seemingly random factor in the manufacturing process!).

*EDIT - found this on the duty issue, doesn't necessarily make it any clearer!

http://www.vegetableoildiesel.co.uk/customs.html
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Its_a_gamp » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:04 am

You are not exempt from paying duty, which must be paid at the higher rate for veggie oil, but you are exempt from paying VAT if you produce less than 25,000 a year.

Mind you who in there right mind would tell the tax man they owe him money!! I have grown tobacco before, perfectly legal but you are supposed to pay duty on it as soon as you roll it into a ciggie - yeah right!
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby tombro » Wed Oct 15, 2008 9:21 am

Tobester,

Thanks for the great photos ! I guess, even from 12 000 miles away and as a near fifty year ex-pat, the sight of a Glasgow Corporation bus in late 1950's livery still arouses great memories of my past childhood.

Now, if only someone could change the number on that Albion Venturer to 9 or 20 for me and change the destination board to read Drumchapel with accompanying bottom screen, I'd have a photograph of my greatest Glasgow memory !

I loved those buses as a kid !

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Doorstop » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:48 am

Its_a_gamp wrote:I have grown tobacco before


Tobacco.. :wink:

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby glasgowken » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:40 pm

DVD on Glasgow trams & trolleybuses (although thankfully motorbuses get a fair look in as well).
Most of the footage is taken from the previous Glasgow Trams 1 & 2 videos by Online Video, but there's a good number of added street scenes of trolleybuses and buses, inc work at Larkfield & Knightswood garages, and a nice scene of the exterior of the Kelvin Hall in the snow. Some of the narration is a bit duff as to locations.

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It's on Ebay for a fiver.

That cover photo is shite :?
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby glasgowken » Sun Nov 02, 2008 4:35 am

On YouTube, The Last Tram. A wee film made during the last days of trams in Glasgow. Worth a look even if you're not bothered about trams :)

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Mori » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:17 pm

Thanks ken, a great bit of Glasgow nostalgia captured there. :D
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Vinegar Tom » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:06 pm

glasgowken wrote:On YouTube, The Last Tram. A wee film made during the last days of trams in Glasgow. Worth a look even if you're not bothered about trams :)

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=kO2DmTnXlDA


Thank You Ken , that is a fantastic film , You can read about it, but seeing it packs a thousand punches ..or whatever.
Thank you again :)

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby Toby Dammit » Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:09 pm

glasgowken wrote:A wee film made during the last days of trams in Glasgow. Worth a look even if you're not bothered about trams


Superb film, thank's for that link. I presume this is the short made by the BFI Experimantal fund called NINE, DALMUIR WEST. It was directed by Kevin Brownlow who went on to become one of the UK's most important film historians, making the TV series HOLLYWOOD, THE UNKNOWN CHAPLIN, CINEMA EUROPE etc.

A couple of years after shooting the tram short he and Andrew Mollo made the celebrated low budget feature IT HAPPENED HERE, a "documentary" style drama imagining what Britain would have been like following a successful Nazi invasion in 1940. Worth checking out.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby glasgowken » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:04 am

Many moons ago I was told that Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh (Charles Rennie's mrs) designed some of the Glasgow Corporation Tramways long service badges.
I'm trying to find some written evidence of this, has anyone here seen it noted in a biography or similar ?

Any info would be appreciated, ta :)
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby dimairt » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:30 pm

Ken, where is this? Just in today from E-Bay,it's by R.B. Parr, taken on 12 August 1956. Thanks for the tip about the DVD by the way - I got it for a fiver. It has great scenes of St George's Cross as well as the rarely seen Round Toll. When the weans come over I'll get them to explain how to 'grab' scenes from it.

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby BTJustice » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:40 pm

Looks like Clincart road to me. I did a past present shot there and I will try and find the pic.
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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby BTJustice » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:42 pm

Here you go. Not quite the same view point but pretty close;

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Re: Auld Glesga Trams & Buses

Postby glasgowken » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:05 pm

Nice stuff you both :) The tram looks as if it's on an enthusiasts tour.
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