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51 minutes ago, dayone said:

Is it possible for the inside of a front destination sign to appear to be slanted so that the characters are leaning back? Think I saw a hybrid with one...:blink:

If you mean as in the entire board is slanted backwards, then yup. Happens sometimes.

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52 minutes ago, dayone said:

Is it possible for the inside of a front destination sign to appear to be slanted so that the characters are leaning back? Think I saw a hybrid with one...:blink:

Yes, there is a rather large range of motion on the mounting bracket of those signs and if not adjusted correctly can appear tilted forward or backwards.  

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11 hours ago, BusFanForever said:

Yes, there is a rather large range of motion on the mounting bracket of those signs and if not adjusted correctly can appear tilted forward or backwards.  

The round rubber bushings on the ends will actually wear over time and the sign can work loose...a hard brake application or heavy vibrations can make it tilt (usually) forward.

I’ve tried to get new bushings sourced from luminator, but parts department just gives me a lazy-eyed stare. I’ve improvised by wrapping those blue rubber bands the shop rag bundles come in around the bushings to take up the play....seems to work a treat.

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6 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

The round rubber bushings on the ends will actually wear over time and the sign can work loose...a hard brake application or heavy vibrations can make it tilt (usually) forward.

I’ve tried to get new bushings sourced from luminator, but parts department just gives me a lazy-eyed stare. I’ve improvised by wrapping those blue rubber bands the shop rag bundles come in around the bushings to take up the play....seems to work a treat.

Well if you're interested I believe it was 1317.

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2 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

Had bigger fish to fry lately.

we’re up 20 units this board (obviously) with no increase in garage manpower.

Understandable. The sign is still readable so it can wait.

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12 hours ago, Bus_Medic said:

The round rubber bushings on the ends will actually wear over time and the sign can work loose...a hard brake application or heavy vibrations can make it tilt (usually) forward.

I’ve tried to get new bushings sourced from luminator, but parts department just gives me a lazy-eyed stare. I’ve improvised by wrapping those blue rubber bands the shop rag bundles come in around the bushings to take up the play....seems to work a treat.

I see that stare several times a week lol . I'll have to remember the elastic band trick but now our shop rags come in bags so I'll have to find a different source for elastic bands.

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One of the buses on TTC route 42 had a broken left headlight. A quick check at Transsee and found it was 1800. Better fix it before it gets ticketed.

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2 hours ago, Transit geek said:

One of the buses on TTC route 42 had a broken left headlight. A quick check at Transsee and found it was 1800. Better fix it before it gets ticketed.

This is not a surprise. Many lights on transit vehicles can appear damaged. It's best to directly inform the driver of any issues you have with buses.

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4 hours ago, Transit geek said:

One of the buses on TTC route 42 had a broken left headlight. A quick check at Transsee and found it was 1800. Better fix it before it gets ticketed.

Get over yourself.

No operator in my entire career has ever been ticketed for a burnt out light bulb. They will sign it in, or tell the relief op so THEY’ll sign it in. It will be corrected before being dispatched out again, and the universe will continue on as it should.

Otherwise, don’t call me till the other goes out.

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