2021 – The year of the Bus


The conversion work is being undertaken by a team from Basingstoke Shed; you can see videos of how far we’ve got by clicking here. So far, we’ve:

  • Removed most of the seats
  • Secured the Bus (There were no locks on the doors and no security alarm)
  • Installed a cupboard to house the Bus’s mains generator
  • Installed much of the mains electric wiring in the workshop
  • Raised the floor in the lower saloon to accomodate the seating
  • Acquired various kitchen cabinets that will form the under-bench storage for tools and so on
  • Removed and repainted many of the grab rails

On our “To Do” list is:

  • Install the remaining seating in the cafe area
  • Instal the tables in the cafe
  • Install the water heater, the sink and water system
  • Make the kettle work (we’d really like a cup of tea!).
  • Install the benches in the workshop
  • Install the heating system
  • Put in destination boards/displays
  • Implement various electronic gizmos, including:
    • Truck Nav (Like a satnav but stops you going under low bridges, etc.
    • Reversing camera
    • Internal display screens
    • Internet connection
    • On board PC
  • Improve the outside appearance (paint and polish)
  • Reseat some of the widows (there are a few leaks)