RCU834S - Preservation Candidate?
#1
RCU834S - Preservation Candidate?
Would be great to see this join 838 (and maybe 807 one day) preserved and restored to former glory.  The asking price seems a little steep (though I have no idea how much is typical) especially given the condition and appears significantly altered internally.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/154468550494

#2
RCU834S - Preservation Candidate?
Not worth the £12k it was initially put up for before the seller realised he's got a Daimler Fleetline on his hands and not an Atlantean and jacked the price up another 2k, then there's the cost of towing it back to the North East as well as fixing the leak in the air tank. Anyone who wants it is gonna need deep pockets.

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#3
RE: RCU834S - Preservation Candidate?
Still for sale on eBay.

Why would a Fleetline be worth more than an Atlantean?

Is fixing an air tank a big problem?

I heard these panoramic large side windows gave structural issues for some operators and thus earlier withdrawal from service. Would that be the same for this batch?

Although the seller has a YouTube of the engine running, I am guessing there is potential for all sorts of issues, mainly body, hence your comment about deep pockets.

#4
RE: RCU834S - Preservation Candidate?
(15 Sep 2021, 3:44 pm)Brampton Trev Wrote: Still for sale on eBay.

Why would a Fleetline be worth more than an Atlantean?

Is fixing an air tank a big problem?

I heard these panoramic large side windows gave structural issues for some operators and thus earlier withdrawal from service. Would that be the same for this batch?

Although the seller has a YouTube of the engine running, I am guessing there is potential for all sorts of issues, mainly body, hence your comment about deep pockets.
There's more Atlanteans around than Fleetlines. Only about 4 Fleetlines survive compared to the numerous Atlanteans in preservation.
The panoramic windows were never an issue on any of the batches ordered by the PTE as far as I know, as I've seen Atlanteans survive into the early 2000's before being withdrawn. Structural issues only really occurred on the Willowbrook batch, due to being unfamiliar with the nearside layout.
As for the air pump, you will need to find one that matches the engine, as the Fleetlines were fitted with Gardiner engines.

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