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Leyland Torque 2001

Details of the issues of Leyland Torque which were published in 2001.


Leyland Torque 11 - Spring 2001

 

 

Limited Edition. Ron Phillips second article on the Interim Beaver. A detailed look at the construction of this 1940's vehicle.
Amberley Leyland 2000 Report on the 2000 Bus Show.
Leyland Leviathon. Two articles on this 1920's Double Decker.
The Titan TD1 and Rackham. Alan Townsins article looks at the background of this bus and the people involved.
Food For Thought - correspondence : One item here includes a Bentley with a Comet Engine.
Post War Leyland Bus Bodies. The second article by Alan Condie.
Odd Bodies - replies to past queries and new mysteries.
Letters to the Editor
Book Reviews - books of interest to Leyland enthusiasts.
Sales and Wants.
Tailpiece


All the above with numerous black and white photos, including a centre piece photo of 2 loaded Steam Wagons belonging to Shackletons Ltd.

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Leyland Torque 12 - Summer 2001

 

 

Eighty Years Ago. Mike Sutcliffe takes a brief look at the original Leyland Torque of the early 1920's.
An Unusual Royal Tiger. Designated the PSU1, Dennis Talbot tells us the storey of Manchester Corporations 24 Royal Tigers which were purchased in 1953. As well as some interesting accounts of the life in service of these single deckers, Dennis tells the reader about the restoration of number 25, a mid door version.
Post War Leyland Bus Bodies Part 3, by Allan Condie. An interesting and detailed look at the origins and construction of various types of Double Deckers.
Leyland Shop Wagons. Eric Muckley. A short account of some of Leyland's own wagons that passed through Warrington in the 50's and 60's.
Food For Thought - correspondence includes Leyland Pot type Combustion Chambers, Makers Plates, various Titans, a Half Cab Octopus with a mighty crane on the back, and Pre selector gear box's.
Leyland Leviathan. More information on this 1920's Double Decker.
Odd Bodies - replies to past queries and new mysteries, includes some items on Tiger busses.
Leyland Chassis Numbers. 1896-1967. Described as a rough guide and as well as the text, has some information in tabular form. (A must for the budding archivist!)
Leylands Down Under. - A short article.
Letters to the Editor - Includes a report of mechanical problems on the engines of busses of The East Kent Road Car Co., dated Oct. 1931.Also, tyres, Lowbridge body design, and also a couple of letters delving into engine detail.


All the above well illustrated with black and white photos. The centre piece is a delightful black and white photo of two old solid tyre'd lorries, one an RAF type, the other a model M 4 tonner. The loads on these two are reminiscent of what can still be seen on the roads of the Indian sub continent today!

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Leyland Torque 13 - Autumn 2001

 

 

The Leyland Society Rally. Third Gathering. Rain did not spoil an otherwise successful event. A short account of the Gathering, well illustrated.
Chromium Plated Leylands. A short article by Mike Sutcliffe explains Leylands involvement in this 1920's trend. Illustrated with some photos from the BCVM Archive.
Twenty Years Of T45. A Postscript by Fred Boulton. This article is comment on a previous article in Torque No. 8 by Paul Sennant.
Background on the development of the T45, looking at Cab construction. Leyland Shop Wagons. A short account by Ron Phillips of a repair of the top deck roof of a Middlesborough Bus in 1934.Also some information on Leylands own wagons.
Food For Thought - Alan Townsin. Includes more on the Comet Engined Bentley, (with a photo), Bus Engines, 12 Metre Leopards, another Half Cab Octopus, Cypriot Single Deck Titan, Pre-selector Gear Box's, plus other items of interest.
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. Some more detail, history, and questions relating to various bodies, mostly busses.
Rescued. A brief account of the only surviving Leyland SG 11.Three good photos.
G.T. Rackham and Leyland. - An interesting article by Alan Townsin, which gives an account of Rackhams relationship with Leyland and the events leading to his departure from the Company in 1928.
Leylands Down Under. - A few pictures with some comments.
Letters to the Editor - Covering a variety of topics including details on a number of individual vehicles, London Transports purchase of 100 Titans in 1937/38, Post War Leyland bodies, another one on Body variations on Leicester's Post War busses, and a Leyland Tool Kit. Leyland Project Numbers. Passenger Chassis. Detail on numbers B7 to B84. Leviathan. Mike Sutcliffe gives us some more information on this marvellous old Double Decker. Features a photo of one belonging to Birkenhead Corporation.
Tailpiece - A short account of some unusual Spanish Leyland busses.

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Leyland Torque 14 - Summer 2001

 

 

The New Registration System. All change after 97 years. A useful explanation of the new system with a table of the allocation of letters for areas and a short note on the use of trade plates at Leyland Motors.
Leyland Torque Converters. Some notes from Don Bate. An excellent follow up to the original article in 3rd Leyland Society Journal. Some interesting facts and background relating to the operation of the Gearless Bus, as these vehicles were known. Although very successful because of reduced driver training time and better schedule keeping, the conventional box and developing pre-selector system pushed it aside.
Leyland Pot Type Combustion Chamber. Richard Perry. An in depth article, which as well as giving the reader a resume of the basic principals of what happens to the air and fuel inside the combustion chamber of a diesel engine cylinder, we get a comprehensive account of how the various ideas have been developed. Some graphs with the article.
Food For Thought - Alan Townsin. Clayton Destination Indicators, Leyland-English Electric trolleybuses, Eastern National open-stair Titans, Preselector Gearboxes, Royal Tiger badge.
The Leyland TLM2a. Charles J. Jones on the Merryweather Turntable Ladder. In the late 1930's, with the likelihood of war approaching, the government came up with a grant aid scheme, which led to the development of this 100 foot ladder by Merryweather of Greenwich.
Leylands Down Under. Ron Phillips gives us some brief details of four buses, with photos, two of which were ex Manchester Corporation.
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. Replies to past queries and new mysteries: Two from Whieldon, Rugeley, RF 6180, and ARE 489, United Service Transport, UU 8363, Crown Tours, MYB 749, Keelings Coaches Leeds, FV 1649,Clondalkin Motor Omnibus Co./Irish O.C.IK 8975, Wigg's Grey Coaches DUF 176, GWW 835, JOK 48, Lancashire Constabulary, The Most Rebuilt Leyland, Lion LT-Type Double Deckers, New Questions, VU 9888, and finally, VS 3296.
Rear Cover Photo.Two more photos and a few words about this Harrington bodied Leyland Cheetah LZ5.
A Leyland "Scrapyard Special". - Neil Steele. At first glance this lorry appeared to be a Bison, but as it was being dismantled, Neil discovers some very unusual features.
Indian Leylands. - Ian D. Bishop. Some photos taken by Ian on a recent visit to Goa, and a few words on the well known Ashok- Leyland Company.
Letters to the Editor - Michael Banfield, An ex London Transport Leyland Titan, Ron Thomas, NVP 48 & 9, Bill Cowan, NZ, Leyland in NZ and Australia, Tim Robbins, window pans, Tony Evans, 1948 batch of PD2/1, Roy Marshall, Roy Marshall, Leicester PD1's and 2's and a Tiger PS1. John Bishop, Harrington Dorsal Fin. Mike Hickey, a coach reg. no. FV3531, Wilf Dodds, Gearless Buses, Eric Muckley, rebuilt Leyland Tigers, K.J. Taunton, His father Pte. Taunton with two old military lorries. John Thompson, Birminghams Gearless Buses. Paul Edwards, Carter Paterson X type.
Book Reviews - Classic Leylands 1 by John Banks.
Tailpiece - A racing Roadtrain?.

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