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Leyland Torque 2006

Details of the issues of Leyland Torque which were published in 2006.


Leyland Torque 31 - Spring 2006

 

Editorial - Best wishes belatedly for the New Year to all our members.
Thanks go out to those who have sent in letters and articles for publication, always a pleasure to receive them.
2006 Leyland Society Gathering: a reminder that this is planned to be held in Leyland on Sunday 9th July. There is a possibility that the Leyland trucks site may not be available due to building works and we are looking for an alternative site.
Leyland Society News - The Gathering on July 9th An appeal from Neil Steele for Marshals for this event.
New Committee Member We are pleased to welcome Gary W. Dwyer to the committee to help with publicity & related matters.
Transport Trust Restoration awards - Leyland Society Committee member Harold Peers was one of the 3 PSV restorers to receive awards from the Trust in 2005.
Cover Picture Story - The front cover shows NAL 331, a Comet EC02/1R of J.S. Elliot, of Nottinghamshire.
The rear cover - shows a fine Leyland bodied Royal Tiger of Hebble Motor Services Ltd. Both cover pictures and the centrefold prepared for publication by Colin Balls FRPS.
Early History of Leyland - Mike Sutcliffe continues the story, part XIII. The Class H undertype steam wagon.
Leyland cabs and bodies - A feature article edited by Ron Phillips continuing on from Torque 30.
Fiftieth Anniversary - The Leyland Atlantean would be 50 years old this year.
Food For Thought - Edited by Wilf Dodds. Notes on: Olympian designation; 8.6 ltr. engine power output; Leyland overseas; Gardner-engined Leylands; Scania collaboration; Leyland Racing Car Transporters, Leyland Royal Tiger Doyen; Leyland Cheetah WG 7239.
Centerfold - Leyland Octopuses at work at John Summers Steelworks, Shotton.
Odd Bodies! - Edited by Bob Kell. Items include Leyland Cub FW9770; Leyland Cheetah BWN 894; Furness/Ribble Tiger TS2, TF 1555; Leyland Titan TD5 DRM 10; Leyland Tiger BU 8600; Leyland Tiger TS UH7564; Leyland Titan PD2/3 "South Africa"
More about a Titan TD6 - An article by Ron Phillips, with photographs, on the bizarre history of 1939-built FOF 298, with thanks to Brian Mulrose of Edinburgh who sent in information on this vehicle, on which this article is based.
Liverpool Police Vans - an article by Tony Roach.
Letters to the Editor - Contributions from M. Ostick of Stockport, Mr. P. Jennings of Lewes, Ron Thomas of Worcester, Andy Dingwall of Ludlow, Tony Batchelor of Darween, Philip Groves of St. Leonards-on-Sea, Alan Townsin of Steventon, Richard Peskett of Hindhead, Cyril McIntyre of Dublin, Frank White of Rochester, Sean O'Sullivan of Co. Limerick, Allan Condie of Perth, Dave Rogers of Swindon, John Carman of Guernsey, Warwick Hulme of Yatton and Roger Barton of Luton.
Sales and Wants - Advertisements.
Tailpiece - Windover Royal Tiger. The featured one is the "Kingsway" of Birch Bros. registered LXM 2

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Leyland Torque 32 - Summer 2006

 

Editorial. - A few items from the Editor, Mike Sutcliffe.
Leyland Society News - Gathering, 2006, Magazine Binders, An error, Address for E-mails, Membership Renewals.
Early History Of Leyland - Part XIV, Mike Sutcliffe. A further look at the Class H wagon and its operators. A detailed chapter, giving an in depth look at these early twentieth century steam wagons and their operators. Well illustrated with Archive photographs showing the Company liveries of the day, including a tipper belonging to a Liverpool Milling Company.
Leyland's Lynx with Aberdeen - Neil Mitchell. A look at one of Leylands most successful lorries, whose production spanned the late thirties through to the end of WW2. As well as telling us about the vehicles work in Scotland, we are told what lay behind the design of this lorry that made it the success it was. With additional notes from Neil Steele.
Food For Thought - Wilf Dodds. 116, Leyland Overseas. 119, Leyland Racing Car Transporters. 124, Lanarkshire Tow-wagon.125, Scottish Commercial Motor Show. 126, Crossley bodied Hippo lorries. 127, Hydraulic Torque Converters. 128, Leyland Titan TD1 chassis.129, Early Leyland Diesel Engines. Finally, a picture puzzle.
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. Leyland Cheetah BWN 894 (Slip End Coaches). Blair & Palmer, Carlisle, Daimler CH, BG 746. Leyland Tiger TS7, BU 8600. Leyland Titan PD2/3, "South Africa". Sutcliffe of Todmorden, Leyland Tiger, CXM 712. Barton, Leyland Lion, ARR 178. Leyland Tiger TS8, DWT 425. New Items. Austin, Stafford, Leyland Tiger, VT 4929. Leyland Tiger TS7, BFC 675. Elkes Biscuits, DRE 227. Leyland Tiger, EWO 919.
Erne Bus Service - John Bennett and Mike Sutcliffe. Maurice Cassidy began this service in 1929 along the shores of Loch Erne. An article on this bus service based on some photos. The service was eventually taken over by the Ulster Transport Authority.
Leylands in the Brighton Run - Some photos and text on this years event.
Letters To The Editor - One from Anthony Wilson who worked at Leyland Motors in the 1950's. Also from Malcolm Wilford, a list of Leyland Buffalos 1956-61. Jacky Bar-Lev, Israel, on some buses. Robert Murray Harrison, Sydney, Leyland Hippos. Mike Lowe,Auckland, Leylands carried as deck cargo. Alan Townsin, various interesting topics. Neil Steele, Some interesting information from some post war "Commercial Motor" editions. Ron Maybray, A model. Tony Holdsworth, Birch Bros., buses.
Cover Picture Story - The front cover shows the latest restoration, The Barnsley S3.30.T, by Mike Sutcliffe, just before departure for the 2006 London to Brighton Run where it won the trophy for "Outright Winner of the Concours d'Elegance". (Click on the image for a larger version)
Centerfold - shows a Leyland Hippo TSW3 short wheelbase three-way tipper of Davis Bros. at work. (Click on the image for a larger version)
The rear cover - shows a B.R.S. Leyland Octopus of the mid to late 1950's. (Click on the image for a larger version)
Sales and Wants - Advertisements.
Tailpiece - a Leyland Titan TD2, towing a gas producer trailer. A frequent sight on the roads during the second world war.

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Leyland Torque 33 - Autumn 2006

 

Editorial - Leyland Society News and Words and Pictures. Some items of news and events.
Early History Of Leyland - Part XV. Mike Sutcliffe's History of the Company. A number of Leyland wagons were rebuilt during the course of their lives and the Company also rebuilt other makers wagons. This article looks in detail at the work done on several of these vehicles at the beginning of the last century.
Closure Of The Chorley Site - A few notes on the site, which is due to close at the end of October 2006..
The Chorley Archive - A short article about the Leyland spares operation, and the documentation of that work in the period of post war until the mid eighties.
Food For Thought - Wilf Dodds. Includes, Buses for Cuba, Wilkinson double-take, Leyland Racing Car Transporters, H.M.S. Catherwood Titan TD1, Lanarkshire Tow-wagon, Scottish Commercial Motor Company, Crossley bodied Hippo lorries, Hydraulic Torque Converters, Late Titan TD1 chassis, Early Leyland Diesel engines, Leyland bodies on Titan PD1 & PD2, Express Motorways, Royal Tiger (or is it?), Leyland lorry cabs, Leyland Llama psv..
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. Leyland Tiger TS7, BU 8600. Leyland Titan PD2/3, "South Africa". Sutcliffe of Todmorden, Leyland TS7, CXM 712. Barton Leyland Lion LT5A, ARR 178. Austin, Stafford, Leyland "Tiger", VT 4929. Leyland Tiger TS7, BFC 675. Elkes Biscuits, DRE 227. Leyland Tiger TS1, EWO 919. New items- Three northern Tiger coaches. Graves Coaches, Oldham (?), Leyland Tiger TS4, BU 7180. Monks of Leigh, Leyland Tiger TS6 ? JP 1353. Simonds, Botesdale, Leyland Lion LT5, YG 6600.
Leyland's First Oil Engines - Alan Townsin and Mike Sutcliffe. This article traces the development of the early oil engines, which preceded the diesel engine, with the project starting in 1929.
National Gallery - Two photos.
Letters To The Editor - From; Mr. C.J. Duncan, Pitlochry; Wilf Dodds, Nuneaton; Robin Hannay, Crewe; Martin Perry, Ledbury; Alan Steventon, Michael Knowles, Bath; Graham Edge, Fred Boulton Tettenhall; Colin Thirlwall, Isle of Man; Tony Hall, Birmingham; and Roger Bailey, Coventry.
Cover Picture Story - The front cover shows Leyland Comet RAL 331 of J.S.Elliott, Sutton in Ashfield.
Centerfold - shows the transfer of goods from rail to a Leyland Beaver in the mid-thirties. (No forklifts then! When did they first appear?)
The rear cover - shows Leyland Tiger FUF 313 of Southdown Motor Services, a TS8 with a Harrington 32-seat rear entrance coach body.
Sales and Wants - Advertisements.
Tailpiece - A photo taken in the yard at Leyland South Works showing an Atlantean chassis finished to show standard with some other vehicles in the background.
Note - As always, this issue is well illustrated with archive and other photographs

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Leyland Torque 34 - Summer 2006

 

Editorial - Mike Sutcliffe briefly reviews the year just gone, and looks ahead at some of the topics we can expect to read about in future issues of Torque.
Leyland Society News - Some notes from Neil Steele on the 2007 Gathering.
Early History Of Leyland - Part XVII of Mike Sutcliffe's History of the Company: the Class F Wagons. This interesting and detailed article traces the development of this steam powered wagon which came into production in 1911, following an experimental wagon built 3 years earlier. Well illustrated.
Leyland Engined Coach - Some notes on coaches originally fitted with BMMO petrol engines which were later replaced with Leyland 7.4 litre oil engines.
Leyland Cabs and Bodies - Ron Phillips. A short illustrated article that deals with the complex work involved in setting up the system of spare parts availability, so that a customer can order a part, knowing only a description of the item.
Food For Thought - Wilf Dodds. 126, Crossley-bodied Hippo Lorries. Neil Steele gives us some more facts on these Military Giants. 128, Late Titan TD1 Chassis. 129, Early Leyland Diesel Engines. Some further notes. Some notes on the differences between Leicester's PD1's & 2's. 132, Leyland Lorry Cabs. Some more relating to a previous Torque item. 133, Leyland Llama PSV. 134, Cannon of Northern Ireland. 135, Thames Valley Cub Lorry. 136, Leyland Lion PSR1/1. 137, Newcastle Titans TD1's. 138, Mystery Tiger, owned by the Military.
The Leyland Site at Chorley - Originally used by the company for the production, repair, and spare parts supply of their vehicles. Now owned by Multipart. Includes a centre fold aerial photo of the site.
Odd Bodies - Bob Kell. Barton, Leyland Lion LT5A, ARR 178/9. Leyland Tiger TS7, BFC 675. Graves Coaches, Leyland Tiger TS4, BU 7180. Monks of Leigh, Leyland Tiger TS, JP 1353. Simonds of Botesdale, Leyland LT5B, YG 6600. New Items, Postwar Leylands, Dawson's Reliance, Leyland Tiger PS2, OEH 238. Ivor Davies of ? Leyland PS tiger JAX 659. The Orcadian, Leyland Tiger, BJV 689. D. Jones, Carmarthen, Leyland Comet CPO1, FTH 456. Finally, a picture of a body, maybe a Leyland, now resting, wheels no longer there. Also, a Southport Atlantean.
Charlie Allan's Twin Tigers - John Bennett. The story of two Tiger PS1/1's, their in service life in the Midlands until 1972. One of the pair is being restored.
The B.U.T. Story - Ron Phillips. Post WW2, Leyland and AEC, set up a company, British United Traction Ltd., to manufacture trolleybuses and railcars. An interesting account of the production of these vehicles and where they went.
Letters To The Editor - Neil Steele, more on railcars and big Hippos. William Kelly, Dublin. William's memories of working on CIE's buses. Paul Hoskins on Leyland Tiger Badges. David Hall, on the reason for fitting two small rear windows in the back of lorry cabs. Graham Martin-Bates, Perth. The answer to questions raised re a photo of a Tiger PS1. Alan Townsin, An explanation of Hybridge and Lowbridge. John Bennett. What happened to Leyland Titan TE 9855. Brian Baxter, Reading. An interesting letter relating to Military FKT Fire engines.
Cover Picture Story - The front cover shows Leyland PD3/6 LGH 537 after its sale to Lancaster City Transport.
Centerfold - shows an aerial view of the former Leyland Motors site at Chorley, Lancs. 
The rear cover - shows a B.U.T. trolleybus which had been sold to Tranvias de Zaragoza in Spain.
Sales and Wants - Advertisements.
Tailpiece - Municipal Hiring: a picture and story from Morecambe
Note - As always, all these features are well illustrated.

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