Started by p_stampy, December 21, 2010, 08:46:48 am
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Quote from: Buzz Killington on December 20, 2010, 06:08:43 pm835861lulz @ 312, new desto sounds interesting. LED rather than LCD though?
Quote from: MyWay on December 21, 2010, 04:33:29 pmI 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.
Quote from: Sir Pompously on January 06, 2011, 11:20:06 amAlso, some Transperth Renaults have Hanover's installed aswell.
Quote from: MyWay on January 06, 2011, 12:08:28 pmIn keeping with its mythical status, here is a very poor photo of 946 taken from a mobile phone.
Quote from: MyWay on January 06, 2011, 02:09:32 pmThe 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.
Quote from: 400:D on January 06, 2011, 04:02:02 pmNoes! I need a better picture to see how ridiculous it looks.
Quote from: p_stampy on January 07, 2011, 04:13:47 pmIt's easier to read that the previous ones.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on January 14, 2011, 08:23:26 pmSaw 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.
Quote from: Sir Pompously on January 06, 2011, 11:20:06 amI 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.
Quote from: Busn00b on February 06, 2011, 07:10:41 pmWay to take it whilst the marquee portion was off the screen 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
QuoteIt 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.
Quote from: Metrobus on August 24, 2011, 01:47:58 amAs reported on Twitter originally sighted by 'belcodriver', 126 is now fitted with an LED desto.
Quote from: smitho on September 11, 2011, 03:31:32 pmThere was a little plasic dinosaur mounted on the top front of my Scania recently...can't recall the number.
Quote from: ajw373 on September 25, 2011, 09:40:57 amIn 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).
Quote from: Metrobus on September 25, 2011, 10:08:09 amI 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.
Quote from: 743 on September 25, 2011, 08:11:25 pmIt 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:
Quote from: King of Buses on October 29, 2012, 02:14:39 pm130 has one too.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on October 27, 2012, 03:32:38 pm127 has recently been fitted with a Hanover LED display.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on November 01, 2012, 03:02:21 pmThe Hanover destos will interface with the new RTPIS system - this may be why they are being fitted now.
Quote from: smitho on March 19, 2014, 09:42:57 pm875 seems to have a non-operational desto.Has been going into service (on concession) just with pieces of A4 paper stuck to the windscreen, displaying the relevant route number (printed off a PC, so it stands out OK in daylight).
Quote from: Captain Skybed on September 12, 2014, 12:18:44 pmSpotted 919 with a new desto yesterday
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on September 22, 2014, 07:20:48 pm131 seen in service with Hanover LED.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on January 13, 2015, 08:24:27 pm981 has been fitted.
Quote from: King of Buses on February 19, 2015, 08:52:29 pmIt was reported on twitter that 151 has a Hanover LED. I don't have twitter but if I did I'd mention 151 didn't have one this morning...
Quote from: Buzz Killington on February 20, 2015, 08:08:19 pmI'm told it's 115.
Quote from: ACTbusspotter on February 24, 2015, 09:17:42 am311 has a Mobitec, so don't know what you are referring to.
Quote from: Bus 503 on March 23, 2015, 07:56:42 pmPlease correct me if I'm wrong!
Quote from: Bus 503 on November 04, 2015, 08:53:37 pmBus 975 now has received the treatment.
Quote from: Barry Drive on February 15, 2016, 04:42:31 pmAlthough Sydney Buses mostly (only?) use Mobitec. Not knowing what Deane's uses - but white Hanovers are fairly uncommon at the moment.
Quote from: ajw373 on February 17, 2016, 12:15:27 amAnd how many bus chassis over the same time and how many body types?ust a small amount of spares and knowledge needed
Quote from: Buzz Killington on August 18, 2016, 09:15:52 pmBin.
Quote from: Bus 503 on August 10, 2016, 09:04:47 pm342 has a new orange desto.
Quote from: Barry Drive on August 01, 2016, 08:04:40 pmThey must have ordered a large box of them.
Quote from: ajw373 on August 28, 2016, 10:46:34 amWhat a waste of money. These buses are now approaching 25 years of age and for the most part are peak hour buses. Would not have been hard to keep the existing signs going until retirement by using signs from decomisioned buses as spares or at the worst new one where and old one has really carked it. But to replace 42 on buses with a limited life left in the fleet, a waste.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on August 28, 2016, 01:53:30 pmYeah, I know right... and especially as how most of them didn't have anything wrong with them (imo), but that's typical ACTION for you.
Quote from: ajw373 on August 28, 2016, 06:11:02 pmAgain even if they do get to 30 they are mostly peak hour buses. And the destos, agree the new ones are a vast improvement but doesn't change the fact the old ones have done the job fine for the past 20+ years and there are sufficent numbers of retiring buses to have a ready stock of replacements, or new ones for those that have failed. So a waste of money so late in their life. Money that could well be spent elsewhere within Action.
Quote from: Buzz Killington on September 02, 2016, 05:36:14 pm125 also.
Quote from: Sylvan Loves Buses on October 21, 2017, 09:43:23 pmrip flipdot technology.