Another breakthrough this week with RTW335 - it is now fully mobile again! Excuse the poor quality mobile phone picture, but this week has seen the bus on our Hywemas in our servicing workshop. Although we got the engine running a few weeks ago, the fuel lines got blocked and so now the tanks have been completely drained removing some very dirty liquid. At the same time, the compressor belts have been changed and various air valves removed, stripped down & refitted to solve the lack of gears problem. The engine oil, that seemed to be 50% water, has also been completely drained and replaced and finally new filters fitted. Finally, RTW335 was dropped down off the Hywemas, started up and engaged gears - it is now mobile once again!
This blog records the restoration of London RTW335 by the BusWorks in Blackpool. The bus is part of the Ensignbus heritage collection of Grays, Essex the premier bus dealer and operator of many superb London classic buses. Upon completion, RTW335 is expected to join it's cousins from the capital with an active life in preservation.