LF278 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2001, 74 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 929 times:
You are right, that is Dennis Trident with Duple Metsec body .My name"LF278" , i also use it at the bus
forum.LF278 is an ex-CMB bus , LF mean Long Fleetline(33尺長珍寶 . It hand over to NWFB and retired at summer 1999...
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Pacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1044 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 924 times:
A few more wild guesses:
Others I don't know XF, LX, DC
Citybuses' Leyland Olympians and a few Volvos are powered with the Cummins L10 engine. According to Citybus' web site, the Dennis Dragon's powerplant is the same. Why is the sound so different?
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 922 times:
DC - Dennis Coach or perhaps Dennis Carlyle-body
LX - reference to the Gardner 6LX engines in those Guy "Arab" Mk. V buses. Earlier models with less powerful 6LW engines were known as the "LW" class.
XF - "F" most likely in reference to those buses being Leyland (Daimler) Fleetlines. They were ex-London Transport buses, so perhaps that explains the "X".
Although the Olympian and some Dragons may share the same basic L10 engine, a lot of other components may be different. For instance, the accessories drive, the intake tract, the exhaust piping, the amount and location of the engine compartment soundproofing, the acoustic properties of the bodywork around the engine......etc.
N949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 918 times:
Oh.....about those NWFB Dennis Tridents -- I hope they'll do something about those seats. They have some of the worst seat pitch I've sampled in recent years. The older Volvo Olympians are miles ahead in that department. Also, one particular style of seat on those buses (usually those Metsec-bodied ones) is totally inconsistent with the human back.