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Leyland Torque 1999

Details of the issues of Leyland Torque which were published in 1999.


Leyland Torque 3 - Spring 1999

 

 

Some Society Notes - including the Vehicle Register, and Membership.
Editorial - Some notes from Mike regarding Food For Thought, Membership, the forthcoming rally, and "Leyland Torque".
Leyland Society Experts - Some more people to (hopefully!) answer those technical questions.
News - Southdown Omnibus Trust. Solid Tyred Leyland Chassis. History of the Thames Valley Traction Co. Ltd.1920 to1930. Leyland Rally. Stockholm Atlantean. Titan in a cage, in Canada!. Kirkby Stephen Rally. Swansea Festival of Transport. A photo taken in 1919 of a "K" type steam wagon.
Food For Thought - 1.The chassis types for the early post war home goods models. 2. The "Titan Lowbridge" body. 3. The second hand double deck body. 4a. The Leyland Titan TD3c demonstrator. 4b. The oil engined Leyland Lion demonstrator. 4c. Thames Valley Tiger TS4. 4d. Titan TD1 demonstrator. 5.Mark Green asks what was chassis code PSU2. 6. Alan Cobham. 7 Ricardo cylinder heads. 8. Pot Cavity type of piston. 9. Demonstrators- Engine Types. 10. Leyland Service. 11. Leyland Service, again! 12. PD2s with Crash Gearboxes.
An Octopus - Bill Montgomery. A brief storey about a 1937 Octopus that ended up in Northern Ireland.
Little Leylands - Mike Sutcliffe. Some models from the late 1920's.
A Visit To See A Queen - A poem by Robert William Higgins. Age 13.
Leyland Engine Types - C 1932-1945. An extract from Leyland Sales Department "bible".
Letters - Bill Montgomery, Belfast. Coates Bargh, Carnforth. Ken Lobley, Todmorden. Nick Corringham, Essex. Alan Townsin, Basingstoke. Tim Musgrove, Stamford. Alan Townsin, Basingstoke. Bob Kell, Broome Park, Durham.
Super Comet Tales - Part 1, John Milner. Tales from a young mechanic in Yorkshire.
Sales and Wants - General and Society Items

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Leyland Torque 4 - Summer 1999

 

 

Notes - Leyland Vehicle Register, Membership, Cover photos.
Editorial - Various topics including one year on, first Annual Rally, "Torque", now 48 pages and some other points.
Chairman's Jottings - A few important items about the Society.
Leyland Society "Experts" - Some more information.
News - Canadian Lion. Sale of Engines. Derelict Leylands in Leicestershire. Leyland Model C, Down Under. Worthing Rally and Running Day. Collectors Corner. Die Cast Collector. Little Leylands.
Jurassic Park - Michael Plunkett. A lovely storey about finding some very old working Leylands in London in 1950.
Food For Thought - 2. The "Titan Lowbridge" body. 4b. The oil engined Leyland Lion demonstrator. 5. Leopard PSU2. 7. Ricardo Cylinder Heads. 10. Leyland Service. 12. PD2s with crash gear boxes. 13. Odd Bodies! 14. Titan Trolleybus! 15. The 90 Years of Leyland Souvenir Programme 1896-1986. 16. Mystery Vehicle in Lincolnshire. 17. Petrol Tankers, etc.18. Bill Montgomery. 19. Sub Contracted Chassis Production.
The North Star Steam Carriage - Stan Wedgwood. The storey of an old steam carriage built to carry passengers between Hanley and Leek. Leyland offered £1000 for the design and production rights.
Centre Piece - An old picture featuring 3 1920's Crosville buses.
Seven pages of Leyland Vehicle Data Sheets from the 1920's -
Letters - From: Robin Barnes, London. Michael Plunkett, Ashurst. D. Trelfall, Leyland. Paul Wotton, Littleborough. Tom Musgrove, Stamford. Bill Ashcroft, Lostock Hall & Peter Stanier, Kent. Cyril McIntyre, Dublin.
The Leyland "Mongrel" - Andrew Spriggs. An unusual coach belonging to Independent Coachways of Leeds in the 1980's.
The Leyland Society AGM - Notice of the forthcoming meeting.
The Leyland Society's First Annual Rally - Notice of the Rally to be held at the Leyland Trucks Assembly Plant, Leyland, on the 11th July,'99.
Sales and Wants - Various adverts from the Society and others.
Tailpiece - Photo of a roof collapse on some double deckers in Leicester.

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Leyland Torque 5 - Autumn 1999

 

 

Society Notes - Leyland Vehicle Register. Membership. Front & Back Cover Photos.
Editorial - Quality of "Torque" much improved, now a magazine rather than a newsletter. Content of "Torque", rising membership numbers.
The Leyland Society Journal - Some feedback on the first edition of the Society's other publication.
Chassis Frames & Springs - Detail Differences. Some drawings.
Appeal - The Editor requests more information on goods vehicles.
The Leyland Society AGM - Notice of the forthcoming meeting at Coventry.
Food For Thought - 2. The "Titan Lowbridge" body. 4b. Leyland Lions-Oil Engines and Braking Systems. 8. Pot Cavity type of Piston. (quite a lengthy article). 10. Leyland Service. 16. Mystery Vehicle in Lincolnshire. 17. Petrol Tankers etc. 11. Leyland Service. (Again!) 14. Titan Trollybus!. 19. Sub Contracted Chassis Production. 21. Direct or Indirect Injection? 22. 1930's Bus Braking Systems. 23. LT2 Lions. 24. Chassis Line Numbers. 25. Wheel Nut Guard Rings. 26. Leyland Lions & GNR Gardners, Geoff. Lumb of Huddersfield 27. Leyland Super Comet. 28. Publication Accuracy from John Bishop. 29. Cov-Rad Lioness, or is it?
Centre Piece - A photo taken in about 1920 of a scene inside the Leyland Works.
The First Leyland Rally 1999 - John Bishop tells us all about it.
"Credit Where It's Due" - Appreciation & thanks from Paul Mark Sennant.
Letters - from: Cyril McIntyre, Dublin. Ron Phillips, Grappenhall. Isle of Man Post Office. Ken Lobley, Todmorden. Steve Milner, Lincoln. Bill Montgomery, Belfast. Geoff Lumb, Huddersfield. Ted Jones, Church Stretton.
Odd Bodies - A few single deckers.
Book Review - "Can You Afford To Walk?" A History Of The Hounsfield Trojan By Eric Rance & Don Williams. Reviewed by Mike Sutcliffe.
Some more Society Notes and Sales.
Tailpiece - A 1935 picture of a TD4c belonging to Burnley, Colne & Nelson.

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Leyland Torque 6 - Summer 1999

 

 

Editorial - A few Society notes and some comments from the Editor.
Chairman's Jottings - Includes some feedback from members.
Leyland Steam Lawnmowers - A short article on this early product from the Lancashire Steam Motor Co.
News - Leyland Straight Eight Restoration. Rare Buffalo for Restoration? With some chassis photos. Tom Robinson, Sheffield, finds a Tiger, PS1, in a rural setting in New Zealand. Also, 2 1920's Leyland lorries in a park in North Island, NZ.
Food For Thought - 4b. Oil Engined Leyland Lion Demonstrator. 12. PD2's with Crash Gearboxes. 14. Titan Trolleybus. 22. 1930's Bus Braking Systems. 24. Chassis Line Numbers. 25. Wheelnut Guardrings, and Flat v. Dished Front Wheels. 26. Leyland Lions and GNR Gardners. 28. Publication Accuracy. (an article in itself on PD1's & 2's). 29. Cov-Rad Lioness -or is it? 30. Titan, registered TF 7265. 31. Albion Lowlander. 32. Messrs T. Coulthard & Co. Ltd of Preston. 33. New Zealand Leyland. 34. Thames Valley TD1's. Layland,( yes, with an a ) a Fire engine.
Odd Bodies - A PS1. JOK 48, A Cub, FAF 567. A converted Tiger.
Centrepiece - An argument between a bridge and the top deck of a Leicester TD5c.
A Sideways Look - at Six-Wheelers in the Sixties (and other animals) Part 1- by Bruce A. Macphee. An in depth look at some post war heavy lorries.
Letters to the Editor - Experimental Comet? Various Contributors. Richard Davis, Isle of Man. Cyril McIntyre, Dublin. Wilf Dodds, Nuneaton. Andy Crockett, Abington, Cambs. John Fallon, Currie, Midlothian. Ron Phillips, Warrington.
Gerald Standen - A short Obituary.
Book Review - Albion of Scotstoun. A Century of Cars, Trucks & Buses. By Messrs. Adams & Milligan.
Sales and Wants
Tailpiece - A 1924 A1 two and a half ton truck with trailer in Manchester.

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