Mini Game: Name that bus! (1 Viewer)

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Not quite 'name that bus' but more 'spot the odd one out'

So out of these six Scanias, one is different. Have a guess at which one it is and why.
(In fact it's probably easier to guess why than which one)
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I'm just going to trust that no-one's going to just google the registrations...

the 'odd' one is missing something that the other 5 have on their fronts
 
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Not quite 'name that bus' but more 'spot the odd one out'

So out of these six Scanias, one is different. Have a guess at which one it is and why.
(In fact it's probably easier to guess why than which one)
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I'm just going to trust that no-one's going to just google the registrations...

the 'odd' one is missing something that the other 5 have on their fronts
The text on the middle-right one, because it's maybe not on a NCT line that has services every 7, 10 or 15 minutes?
Another difference I've spotted is that the middle two are lacking the Scania badge.
 

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Not quite 'name that bus' but more 'spot the odd one out'

So out of these six Scanias, one is different. Have a guess at which one it is and why.
(In fact it's probably easier to guess why than which one)
View attachment 56064
I'm just going to trust that no-one's going to just google the registrations...

the 'odd' one is missing something that the other 5 have on their fronts
Given my limited NCT knowledge, aswell as YN04ANP having a blank front, it's also a N94UB Omnitown iirc whereas the rest are N94UD Omnidekkas
 

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Given my limited NCT knowledge, aswell as YN04ANP having a blank front, it's also a N94UB Omnitown iirc whereas the rest are N94UD Omnidekkas
Ooh you might just be right!
Haven't even though about the possibility of one being
an OmniTown...!
yeah you're both right
I thought the lack of frequency branding would be the most obvious thing - side lights appear to be different too for some odd reason.
Funnily enough it was only withdrawn last week while the others all went ages ago. No more Scania 4 series in the fleet (except for a couple of driver trainers which are living on borrowed time - they're being replaced soon too by 61 plates of all things, which were definitely still fit for service)
 
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yeah you're both right
I thought the lack of frequency branding would be the most obvious thing - side lights appear to be different too for some odd reason.
Funnily enough it was only withdrawn last week while the others all went ages ago. No more Scania 4 series in the fleet (except for a couple of driver trainers which are living on borrowed time - they're being replaced soon too by 61 plates of all things, which were definitely still fit for service)
Ah yes, I see.
Sad to hear they're going. :(

Also, yeah, I probably would've gotten much easier if I was at least somewhat familiar with Nottingham and the branding on Nottingham's buses. ;)
 

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I don't know why I suddenly remembered this thread.
Anyway, guess the thing...
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I might have even done this one before - can't really remember. If so, guess it again?
 

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I believe that's a Volvo B10M Citybus possibly ex Nottingham?
ex-Nottingham: Yes
B10M Citybus: No, although the did have some Citybuses that looked the same as this. The bodies were pretty much identical.
MCW something-or-other?
nope, although I can see where you're coming from. Minus the front grille and a smaller bumper it wouldn't look a million miles away from a Mk2 Metrobus.
 

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Northern Counties Leyland Lion?
Yessss, it's a Leyland DAB Lion.
Apparently this one has an East Lancs body, not that it's possible to tell since NCT had their own unique bodywork design that they got quite a number of manufacturers to build (Northern Counties, East Lancs, ECW, Willowbrook, MCW... and more probably) and they all looked the same no matter who built them.
I bet at this age it's had so many parts swapped every other panel has come from a different manufacturer!
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Yessss, it's a Leyland DAB Lion.
Apparently this one has an East Lancs body, not that it's possible to tell since NCT had their own unique bodywork design that they got quite a number of manufacturers to build (Northern Counties, East Lancs, ECW, Willowbrook, MCW... and more probably) and they all looked the same no matter who built them.
I bet at this age it's had so many parts swapped every other panel has come from a different manufacturer!
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The top nose design is relatable to the East Lancs 1984 - 1991 design they used on B10M Citybuses and old Scanias and probably Dennis chassis. The rest of the body is completely weird
 

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