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Leyland Torque 2000

Details of the issues of Leyland Torque which were published in 2000.


Leyland Torque 7 - Spring 2000

 

 

Society Notes - Membership, Back Numbers, Front and Back Cover pictures.
Editorial - A few items from Mike Sutcliffe.
With Regret - Leyland DAF drop Leyland from the company name.
Appeals for Help - Information wanted relating to: preserved Leyland Lorries, Early history of the Company, Kingston Production, Ham, The 2000 Rally at Wroughton, Spares, Chassis Numbers and records, Railcars, Leyland Lapel Badges.
News - Leyland Steam Lawnmowers, Lytham St. Annes Lion LT5A, TJ 6760, EFE Titan TD1, Rare Buffalo TQ3, Wellingborough Lion.
Food For Thought - 12. PD2's with crash gearboxes. 16. Mystery Vehicle in Lincolnshire. 25. Wheelnut Guardrings & Flat v Dished Front Wheels. 26, Lions & GNR Gardners. 29, Cov-Rad Lionesses. 30, Titan, registered TF 7265. 31, Albion Lowlander.32, T. Coulthard & Co. Ltd., Preston. 33, New Zealand Leyland. 34, Thames Valley TD1's. 35, Lionesses and Fire Engines.36, Leyland Parlour Coach. 37, Strange Artic. 38, Gas Turbine Trucks.
"Charabancs" By J.N. Barlow - An interesting personal account of travel in these lovely old vehicles in the Peak District and Cheshire and other areas. Hardings of Birkenhead and Crosville are mentioned
The Lion Cub, SKP5 - Alan Townsin. A detailed insight into this 1930's single decker produced by Leyland. With centre piece picture.
Odd Bodies - Various Buses.
A Sideways Look - at Six-Wheelers in the Sixties (and a bit beyond) Part 2, Bruce A Macphee. An in depth look at these lorries with the Ergomatic and LAD cabs.
Letters to the Editor - From; Paul Mark Sennant, Wigan, Dr. Michael Taylor, Kidderminster, Brian Veale, Salop, Vintage Commercial Magazine, Auction Report, Andy Crockett, Cambs. John Thompson, Doncaster. Dennis Hill, Bristol. Eric Muckley, Warrington. An Obituary, Mr. D. Threlfall
Leyland Rallies For 2000 - Details of some of the years events.
Sales and Wants - and some block adverts in the final four Pages.
Tailpiece - A Leyland 6 wheeled Trolleybus of London Transport

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Leyland Torque 8 - Summer 2000

 

 

Editorial - Progress after two years. Membership, Sales, Vehicle records. Torque magazine, Events.
Dropping The "Leyland" Name - A letter from Neil Steele to Daf Trucks Ltd. The reply from Daf.
Experimental Leylands - Ron Phillips. Some interesting detail about the Company’s prototypes from the Experimental Shop. Includes the "six cylinder prototypes" No's 60001 to 60004, and the experimental series, 65001 to 65038
Food For Thought - No.12, PD2’s with "crash" gearboxes. 30. Titan TD1, TF 7265. 34, Thames Valley TD 1's. 35, Lionesses & Fire Engines. 36, Leyland Parlour Coach. 39, Southdown/East Kent Tiger TS1's. 40, Leopard Horse Box. 41, Post-War Tigresses/Leyland Super Beavers.
Odd Bodies - 1938 Hankinson’s Tiger TS1. Lancs Constabulary PD2/1 KTD 697, Horse box. Various Tigers.
"Unfrozen Leylands" - The interior of a Luton Titan TD7.
The Yorkshire Mills PD2's - Dr. Michael Taylor. After the war, several textile firms in Yorkshire, operated their own buses from a hostel to the various factories. An interesting and well illustrated account.
Twenty Years of T45 - Paul Mark Sennant. The first T45 came off the production line at the end of 1979. Paul shows the reader some photos of the type and explains how it was developed.
Preserved - Hong Kong Olympian. Leyland National 2. Cheetah. The last "Torpedo" Charabanc.
Llama, or What? - Geoff Lumb. Found in a field in Yorkshire, Geoff traces the history of GE 5242, a rare single decker, with still some unanswered questions.
Letters - John Shearman, Tunbridge Wells, PSV Circle. Bernard Minton, Willenhall, Leyland Nationals and agricultural tractors. Eric Muckley, Warrington, Leyland Lapel Badges. Robin Barnes, London SE. A Leyland Pub. Alan Townsin, Hants., Trolleybus. Neil Steele, Cheadle. Kingston Leyland Cub. Mike Leatherdale, M. Keynes. Leyland Comet. Malcolm Wilford Comet v's Tiger Cub. Richard Jay, Lancs. TD3.
Book Reviews - Leyland National Co. Ltd. Around Scotland By Bus. Both these books reviewed by Mike Sutcliffe.
Sales and Wants - Advertisements.
Essential Reading - Magazines and Periodicals

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Leyland Torque 9 - Autumn 2000

 

 

Editorial - The Society now in its third year. Some notes on the Rally at Wroughton and observations on old Double Deckers.
Chairman's Jottings - Neil reminds us that we need more contributions for Torque from the "Lorry" community. Some more comments on the Rally and some general Society items.
Preserved - A short history of a unique Leyland National, RRM 148M.
What Llama - Alan Townsin. Some more facts relating to this old 1930's single decker.
Food For Thought - No. 7. Ricardo (petrol) Cylinder Heads. No. 12. PD2's with "crash" gearboxes-a final note (for now). No. 30, Titan registered TF 7265. No. 34, Clayton Destination Indicators. No. 35, Lionesses & Fire Engines. No 37, Strange Artic. No. 39, Southdown/East Kent Tiger TS1's. No. 41, Post War Tigresses. No. 42, 1930's Gearboxes. No. 43, Bentley with Comet Diesel engine. No. 44, An Extra London Transport RTW?. No. 45, Lions etc for Export. No. 46, A new "crumb" for digestion-When is a Lionesss not a Lioness?
The Leyland "Gismo" - Fred Boulton. A very interesting and well written article tells us how Leyland designed the Ergomatic Cab and chassis to accomodate the 32 ton maximum, with a longer wheelbase, but retaining the overall length.
The Second Leyland Gathering - Pat & Mike Sutcliffe. A well illustrated account of the Society's Gathering at Wroughton.
Fact, Fiction, or Pure Myth - Geoff Lumb. Research into G.J. Rackham's involvement in the design of the Titan TD1 Lowbrige. Some interesting facts.
Centerpiece - A photo of a Leyland RAF type taken outside Leyland Motors General Office in 1921.
Odd Bodies - Tiger CK 4573, 4 Tiger PS1's and various others. All buses.
An Introduction To Leyland Tractors - Paul Mark Sennant. Leyland of course inherited the well known Nuffield range of tractors when it merged with BMC in 1968. An interesting and well illustrated article of subsequent production.
Letters to the Editor - Doug Jack, Ashby St. Ledgers. Gas Turbines. John Horne, Southampton. Liverpool Gas Steamer. Brian Turner, Lytham. Blackpool Fire Engines. Alan Townsin. Birmingham Buses. Philip Groves Nottingham, also B'hams Buses. Wilf Dodds, Nuneaton. Yorkshire Mill Buses. Neil Steele, Cheadle. Side valve engines. Mike Elliott, Huyton. Leyland Tiger Pub. Paul Lacey, Wokingham, Bus photos. Malcolm Wilford, Wakefield. Kingston Production. Susan Jackson, National Traction Engine Trust,The Hougham Flyer.
Steam Wagon Puzzles - Five photos of Lancs County Councils B class wagons.
London Transport RTW Class Leyland Titan 6RT - A very informative article on this unique bus built for London Transport.
Sales and Wants

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Leyland Torque 10 - Summer 2000

 

 

From The Chairman - Last months AGM. Next Annual Gathering. Leyland Trucks recent award "Britains Best Engineering Factory."
The Leyland Society - Back Numbers of Torque, and Leyland Vehicle Production 1884 - 1918. Rawtenstall Treasure. Two gems, a Lion LT3, and a TS8c.
Fit For A King - An account by Mike Sutcliffe, about a 1910 van, a class T, 2 ton model that was built for King Edward VII. King George V inherited this van described as a shooting van, but in fact was a baggage van. Leyland Motors were awarded the Royal Warrant By King George V.
Mystery Vehicle On Dartmoor - Brian Veale. A coach, dumped on Dartmoor with an unknown history.
Food For Thought - 40, Leopard Horse Box. 43, Bentley with Comet Diesel Engine. 44, An Extra London Transport RTW? 47, Mark III engines, more puzzles. 48, 12 Metre Leyland Leopards. 49, Hinsby, EW 590. What is it?.
The Titan TD1 and Rackham - Ron Phillips. A response to a previous article by Geoff Lumb. The storey behind the TD1, a revolutionary new design that lowered the height of a double decker by 3 feet, allowing them to operate many more routes. Also some facts relating to G.J. Rackhams appointment as Chief Engineer of Leyland.
Long Live The North Works - Some notes.
Limited Edition - Ron Phillips. An account of how the Interim Beaver came to be produced as the result of the cancellation of a Government order just after WW2 came to an end.
Super Octopus - Fred Boulton. Some interesting facts and illustations relating to this LAD cabbed 8 wheeler.
Centrepiece - A 1930 Leyland Tiger TS2 of Rawtenstall.
Post War Leyland Bus Bodies - Allan T. Condie. In conjunction with W. Alexander & Sons, Leyland starts building double deckers after the second world war.
Thoughts On A Half Century - Michael Plunkett. A lovely little storey about a final ride in a Southdown Open Top TD1.
Independent Leopard Rebuilds - Barry Rennison. The storey of how a Leeds based firm re conditioned to "as new" Leopards.
Letters to the Editor - Malcolm Wilford, Wakefield. Gismos. Michael Plunkett, Ashurst. Lioness Horse Transporter. Paul Lacey, Wokingham. Horse Boxes. Wilf Dodds, Nuneaton. Lion Cubs & "Leyland Journal". Gary Dwyer, Lancing. T45's. Charles Jones, Rowton. Fire Engines. John Thompson, Doncaster. Fire Engines. John Pollard, Chelmsford. Leyland Production Records. Fred Boulton, Tettenhall. Gas Turbines. Don Bate, Horseforth. Starting old engines.
Odd Bodies - Various, all relating to buses.
Leyland Steam - Two old steamers.
Sales and Wants - Adverts.

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