Mobile bus bar electrics continued!

So with all the LED cab lights in place it was time to add some extra jazzy bits simply because we could! My plan for LED strips up stairs was all well and good but I had to figure how to get all the cables up

Electrics on a mobile bus bar

So, it was time to face the inevitable. Electrics! It’s an obvious thing to do at this stage because you can run all your cables in good safe places before you start filling the bus bar full of equipment.

Mobile bus bar build, know your own limits!

Nothing in a Routemaster bus from 1965 is going to be totally straight but the floor was actually meant to be bowed. The design was as per usually super clever and the bowed floor upstairs was

The Mobile bus bar build continues.

The biggest problem with working on old vehicles is that there is always the element of the unknown. Once all the seats, handles, posts and brackets had been removed I started to remove the floor.

On with my Routemaster bus bar build!

My journey of the bus bar build continues

Some history about RML 2355

So before we continue with our build lets look at where our bus has been up until now. When my bus was built in 1965, I would not be born for another 16 years. So I can’t give you any direct info on what

Where do I start?

That’s right, the bus was actually in my work shop at this point. This is all well and good but where on earth do you start with a conversion like this. Having seen the other bus on the market

The purchase!

The bus that I found was the RML rather than the RM which is slightly longer, good for mobile catering. You need all the space you can get.

How to build and run a mobile bus bar by barml2355

Well, it all started with my continues obsession with old vehicles. Be it a Lancaster bomber, an Izetta BMW or a cool traction engine.