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Retrofit Destination Displays
« on: December 21, 2010, 08:46:48 AM »
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lulz @ 312, new desto sounds interesting. LED rather than LCD though?
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I can't get any words right lately... i know what i mean.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2010, 04:33:29 PM »
I just saw 946 with the new desto. Appears to be orange LED. Way better than the flip dot - you can actually read it from a distance.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2010, 07:17:30 PM »
If you get a chance to have a sticky can you see what brand it is? Looks different to the hanovers on the new buses (i know its a lot smaller, but the font and brightness of the sign appear to be different)

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2010, 07:45:26 PM »
I just saw 946 with the new desto. Appears to be orange LED. Way better than the flip dot - you can actually read it from a distance.

Maybe that was the bus I saw... Yes orange display - and yes, much more readable.

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Re: new desto for 946
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 07:11:11 PM »
Have no doubt that it's a Hanover. It's using the same file as the other Hanovers. If you thought marquee scroll was bad before - you should see what it looks like on the smaller display. At least the route number is easy to read.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 11:05:18 AM »
Finally! I guess they took a page out of the book of sydney operators using LED desto's in their renaults :) i now forget who has one but im sure someone does.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2011, 11:20:06 AM »
I think "Volia"/Transit First had them. And there is that other company...... Baxters? Did they have LED? Also, some Transperth Renaults have Hanover's installed aswell.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2011, 12:08:28 PM »
In keeping with its mythical status, here is a very poor photo of 946 taken from a mobile phone.


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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 02:09:32 PM »
Also, some Transperth Renaults have Hanover's installed aswell.
The Perth Renaults have a larger desto box and they would be able to contain a full-sized desto display. Also I think that Perth use Mobitec LEDs, since most of their destos are Mobitec.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 03:05:26 PM »
In keeping with its mythical status, here is a very poor photo of 946 taken from a mobile phone.

wohoo! I'm glad I wasn't seeing things the other week!

It was even sitting there long enough for me to take a photo, but I just didn't do it.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 04:02:02 PM »
In keeping with its mythical status, here is a very poor photo of 946 taken from a mobile phone.

Noes! I need a better picture to see how ridiculous it looks.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 07:30:37 PM »
The below photo is of a TransPerth Mercedes 0305, this photo is courtesy of Perthbus (http://www.perthbus.info).



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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2011, 07:43:25 PM »
The Perth Renaults have a larger desto box and they would be able to contain a full-sized desto display. Also I think that Perth use Mobitec LEDs, since most of their destos are Mobitec.

Could be. The font's looked like Hanover's to me, however they could very well be mobitecs! The perth box is taller, however it look's shorter in length.
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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2011, 04:13:47 PM »
Noes! I need a better picture to see how ridiculous it looks.

It's easier to read that the previous ones.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2011, 06:55:50 PM »
It's easier to read that the previous ones.

It would have to be better than the current ones, I nearly miss the bus because they have to be so close for me to read.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2011, 05:32:03 PM »
Today i saw 946 twice but in going past me, i like the look of the desto but i think it would look better with a smaller font size for the route destination 

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2011, 10:03:43 PM »
I spotted it for the first time this afternoon, it was coming the other way down the Tuggeranong Parkway & the desto display for "Not In Service 110"is quite clear with nice big bold letters.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2011, 05:22:46 PM »
SO I got all excited that i saw the bus and took a pic. What timing:


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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2011, 09:18:52 PM »
LOL. Yeah, LED Desto=Fail as it constantly flickers. You need a camera with a good shutter speed to ensure you can get the LED desto (close to) every time.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2011, 06:21:10 AM »
That was taken with my phone... be surprised it even worked at all ;)

I don't drag big cameras around with me. Partly because they're big, but partly because I'm shit at using them anyway :p

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2011, 08:23:26 PM »
Saw it today, looks good. Unfortunately I was driving at 80 k's in one direction with it doing the same in the other, so photo wasn't possible.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2011, 10:38:25 AM »
Saw it today, looks good. Unfortunately I was driving at 80 k's in one direction with it doing the same in the other, so photo wasn't possible.

Poor excuse really...
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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2011, 06:30:37 PM »
Saw it laying over at Woden this afternoon on my way home from work. Looks quite nice, marquee scroll though.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2011, 08:28:40 PM »
I saw the new side number desto as well today, although 27 WODEN  was showing on the front the side desto was blank besides a few dots on the bottom line.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2011, 08:39:27 PM »
Did it look like this:



When I saw it the side desto numbers were clearly showing, even though you can't see them in that photo.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2011, 08:54:32 PM »
It did look like that at around that location (I was just behind that white car). It may of been as I was at car height, looking up from a close up angle.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2011, 08:56:47 PM »
Yay, a picture of it! I finally spotted it today in the city Interchange, looks good.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #27 on: January 21, 2011, 01:57:00 PM »
I think "Volia"/Transit First had them. And there is that other company...... Baxters? Did they have LED? Also, some Transperth Renaults have Hanover's installed aswell.

Baxters and Busabout had a group of Renaults come up here at about the same time and they all had mobitecs fitted to the front desto with wig wag lights either side, the Baxters ones went to Transit First and ultimately Veolia, one's since been withdrawn for parts, the Busabout ones have gone to Wee Waa
http://www.businterchange.com/busint/open.cgi?id=2716

It seems they're both all white now....
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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #28 on: February 06, 2011, 06:42:34 PM »

Managed to get a half decent shot of it a week or so ago....
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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #29 on: February 06, 2011, 07:10:41 PM »
Way to take it whilst the marquee portion was off the screen :P Dont know why they are using mixed case scrolling on those, yet they whinge old people can't read the desto's on scanias/iris's etc... what old granny could see that tiny Fraser on there? They should just be using capitals like the current renault desto's

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #30 on: February 06, 2011, 07:21:47 PM »
Can't stand the marquee scroll one bit.

Funny that the Irisbuses and Darts are the most unreliable and hated buses in the ACTION Fleet, yet they have the best destination displays.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2011, 11:16:54 PM »
Way to take it whilst the marquee portion was off the screen :P Dont know why they are using mixed case scrolling on those, yet they whinge old people can't read the desto's on scanias/iris's etc... what old granny could see that tiny Fraser on there? They should just be using capitals like the current renault desto's
Actually, having it mixed makes it easier to read. Having it in upper case always makes it look as if it is mushed together. It is just they have decided to two line a desto which is too thin to have two lines. And they used the Marquee scroll and the font is crap.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #32 on: February 07, 2011, 04:15:42 PM »
I like the desto, it's easier to read than my teacher's handwriting and it isn't all patchy, plus I love the marquee scroll.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2011, 12:32:01 AM »
Saw 946 doing a southbound Route 80 in poor light conditions this afternoon. Desto details stood out really well.

Agree, combined upper and lower case desto presentation is far easier to read that all upper case. This is generally accepted among public transport operators all around the world (except Sydney!).

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2011, 12:47:58 AM »
As reported on Twitter originally sighted by 'belcodriver', 126 is now fitted with an LED desto.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2011, 10:31:41 AM »
saw that today on wheeler cres.

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2011, 12:39:33 PM »
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It is just they have decided to two line a desto which is too thin to have two lines. And they used the Marquee scroll and the font is crap.

That may be true, but it's still far easier to read than those illegible Alcatel destos (plus one doesn't have to worry about broken desto lights). 

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Re: New desto for 946
« Reply #37 on: August 24, 2011, 08:14:23 PM »
Here is a photo of Bus 126 featuring its new desto:





Sadly the rear desto didn't show up.

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #38 on: August 26, 2011, 11:33:53 AM »
As reported on Twitter originally sighted by 'belcodriver', 126 is now fitted with an LED desto.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat....Photos please

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2011, 11:34:09 AM »
Sorry, didn't scroll down all the way :P

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2011, 04:51:53 PM »
Tuggeranong is at it again. Report from Ed via Metrobus is that 147 now has a Hanover LED.

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2011, 06:18:20 PM »
Ooooh, now that will look funny

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2011, 08:41:20 PM »
Courtesy of Ed.



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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #43 on: September 10, 2011, 08:43:02 PM »
Those workshop guys love playing with toys, you see soft animals on 374 a while back, others have stuck to the roof, now 147 features one in the desto box.

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #44 on: September 11, 2011, 02:31:32 PM »
There was a little plasic dinosaur mounted on the top front of my Scania recently...can't recall the number.

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2011, 04:07:31 PM »
Well, word was that when they 'named' the Scanias it was to see if we picked up on it. Toys could be for the same reason!

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2011, 01:03:24 PM »
There was a little plasic dinosaur mounted on the top front of my Scania recently...can't recall the number.
I think 330 has one. A 36# has one too.

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2011, 08:40:57 AM »
In town the other day I saw a PR100.2 that may well need a new desto soon. The one in it appeared to be only held in at the top, so when the bus stopped and then took off the whole screen swung backwards and forwards a few times. Cannot recall the fleet number, but think it was one of the early MKII's in the 870's (maybe 875).

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2011, 09:08:09 AM »
I think most of the Alcatels are nearing the end of their life. The question is will they invest the money to replace them with LEDs.

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Re: Retrofit Destination Displays
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2011, 07:11:25 PM »
It wouldn't surprise me if 948 is in line for a new board. Spotted it on a school run in Ainslie the other day. It was happily going along as SCHOOL BUS 613 but then suddenly scrolled to a very distorted VIA NARRABUNDAH 5 (with dots all over the place, I could only just make out what it said!) before going back to SCHOOL BUS 613  :pop:
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