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1927 BMMO SOS QL

1927 BMMO SOS QL in The Big Melt: How Steel Made Us Hard, Documentary, 2013 IMDB

Class: Bus, Single-deck — Model origin: UK

1927 BMMO SOS QL

Position 00:35:32 [*] Background vehicle

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dsl SX

2014-03-20 00:07

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[Image: 35-32busdimler.jpg] [Image: 35-32busdimlerb.jpg]

[Image: 35-32busc.jpg]

Again, the newly opened Tyne bridge (October 1928). There is company lettering below the side windows, but impossible to read.

2491tj EN

2014-03-20 00:35

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possibly Albion

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-03-20 13:25

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Try seeing if you can decipher "Northern General" or "Northern" out of the letters.

If so, I suggest that this might be a 1927+ SOS QL. As built by the BMMO and sold to Northern General amongst others.

Link to "commons.wikimedia.org"

This would be the first SOS on the site, chassis designed by L G Wyndham Shire, Chief Engineer, and chassis built at Carlyle Works in Birmingham to "Shire's Own Specification", "QL" stands for Queen Low.

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dsl SX

2014-03-20 13:57

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Lettering impossible but could well be Northern in same style as your link with underline except for big end letters.

Sunbar UK

2014-03-20 18:17

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Lettering on the side has fewer letters, I think, (second letter 'T' and at the end has a large 'S' with the included letters underlined) as an educated guess, but not Northern.

Along the lines of StreetS with about seven letters.

[Image: s_____s.jpg]

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dsl SX

2014-03-20 18:45

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Still unable to read anything legible on playback.

Sunbar UK

2014-03-20 20:23

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I have to agree after seeing it on the BBC I>Player.

Nothing better from screen captures I can make on line and watching it in real time is frustrating, almost visible but nothing of value.

It does look to be longer than the seven letters I thought from the adjusted third thumbnail so I am beginning to dismiss my own assumptions.

"Northern" remains a very good possibility I believe.

johnfromStaffs EN

2014-03-21 13:45

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Forgetting the lettering, then, I have had a really hard look at the detail of the bus body, the window spacing, the roof vent, the shapes of the mudguards and the life preserver, and finally what you can see of the wheels, and it is my opinion that the comparison stands up well for it being the same design.

The BMMO was based at Smethwick, in Staffordshire before they messed about with the boundaries in 1974, so you would expect a sound product. (No local bias here!).

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dsl SX

2018-03-28 13:27

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johnfromstaffs wrote While tidying up, we have two orphan SOS types, that could be incorporated in the BMMO buses. There is a QL and an ON, which could join the IM4.

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