Wot - No Wings?

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A change of transport from the norm on here! A few pics from a recent visit to the Scottish Vintage Bus Museum at Lathalmond in Fife http://www.svbm.org.uk/. Based at a former Royal Navy Stores Depot site which is still fairly intact and very extensive. The exhibits are obviously well looked after with the intention of having them all up and running and the staff were happy to chat about the goings-on there and let us have a closer look at the vehicles undergoing restoration. http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM202014_zpsg291b10e.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM202049_zpsi7skkrrn.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2057_zpsc2mwkkrw.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2055_zpsfjap9lir.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2050_zpsmju2es9o.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2047_zpsxr0t1axo.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2038_zpsmdsqzpiy.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2037_zpsj8cpsm1d.jpg
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A few more- http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2036_zpsrmqtr7ik.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2035_zpsk2yt4lot.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2033_zpsxnkjmmb6.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2016_zpsglpthzin.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2011_zpsjmbadc3l.jpg At the far end of the site is Shed 47 http://www.shed47.org/ and part of the old railway which ran around the Stores Depot - http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20Shed%2047%204_zpsyq5zzesh.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20Shed%2047%202_zpsy5g16iev.jpg
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Some fabulous old machinery there. I am sure we can forgive the lack of wings this once. Moggy
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Lovely pics MM The Alexander single decker takes me back to my youth in Fife :D Any more pics of bus companies who might have been seen in Fife ?

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I've been up that way so often to Knockhill racing circuit I can't believe I haven't popped in there at some point.

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I am sure we can forgive the lack of wings this once.
Thanks Moggy - at least I sneaked a Heinkel in :)
I've been up that way so often to Knockhill racing circuit I can't believe I haven't popped in there at some point.
It's so close ( maybe just a couple of miles) we could easily hear the action from the race track!
Any more pics of bus companies who might have been seen in Fife ?
Here you go, Baz. Expect some of these have plied their trade in or around Fife at some time - http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2053_zpsyug9lkck.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2048_zpsu7veu9ib.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2046_zpsuxot7u0y.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2045_zpscw7maf85.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2044_zpsy6osnvur.jpg http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l134/mmx16/SVBM%20April%2015/SVBM%20%2056_zpsmmidk2cy.jpg
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Wow thanks MM The Midland Bluebird is a very smart livery :D - Did a few miles in them and the Alexanders of Falkirk buses as well ! rgds baz

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Love the old 29 seat Bedford (the pale blue one registered SS7501). I used to go to school on one of those.
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That's a nice collection of interesting vehicles they have there. Visit added to the list. Thanks for posting.

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Yes Paul. Scotland has some very good collections of old machinery. They seem to make a point of collecting unusual types and keeping them in fantastic condition up there.

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Thanks for the replies - yes, it certainly is an interesting collection well worth a visit and the dedication of the team who look after the vehicles is quite obvious. While the location is a little out of the way the site itself is fantastic - loads of space; large sheds; a really extensive site which I'm sure they make the most of on special event days (of which there are quite a few throughout the summer). It was also nice to hear that they seem to have a good relationship with Stagecoach boss Brian Soutar. http://www.svbm.org.uk/events.html