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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 15 Dec 2012 15:23 #100985

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thisn we packed n chained on a container flat rack n sent to NuuZeelund




Wot can U tell uz bout the one twaz stored @ Bridge rd & River St Richmond..........twazit an ol Tram depot??

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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 15 Dec 2012 20:11 #100986

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I'm still hoping that 'Swishy' can identify the early chassis in this thread; there are now two or three mystery ones.

Yes, Bridge Rd at River St was a former cable-tram trailer shed. That must be an old photo. The facade was retained, and the interior land used for an upmarket hotel, well over 10 years ago.
My 1994 summary shows W2.254 as 'body sold; scrapped by 1994'. Hopefully your logbook will reveal where it went.
The other is an SW2; there were six, and none went to NZ. My guess is that you transported 478, which went to USA in 1988.

Here are three more photos of SW6.969 as a bar at Arts Centre. One side has entry doors; the other side has both fold-up flaps and fold-down counters for service to the outside world.

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Door side:
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Hatch side:
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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 15 Dec 2012 21:08 #100987

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Sorry Smitty
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A Victorian cottage built in 1887 for John Stringer, it was later the home of William Schlipalius who was well known for his 'Slippy's Ice Cream', that he sold from a horse-drawn cart
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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 15 Dec 2012 21:26 #100988

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Back in the late 1960s there was an ice cream mob in Melbourne with a fleet of vans done up to look like trams.

Got a photo of a one somewhere, I'm trying to find it. Maybe Rod remembers them?
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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 15 Dec 2012 22:31 #100989

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...looks like Bill Schlipalius must have been the dad/grandad of Rueben who flogged those ice creams in the sixties, and brother Alby took over the old bloke's cart a little while earlier......

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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 15 Dec 2012 23:53 #100990

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Somewhere I have an unscanned photo from a contributor of a vendor van which has a body styled like a Prahran & Malvern wooden tram shelter, mounted on a Toyota Dyna or similar chassis. The whole lot was painted tramway green & cream. That may be the style sought.
The other, which I have been hunting for 2 years without success, was an Ollie Trolley. I can't remember what it sold: icecream or hamburgers? It was styled like a USA tram, and now I can't recall if it was a trailer or self propelled. The one which I photographed was in Albury/Wodonga in the early 1970s.

I may well make no progress on Sunday: it is the final layout day for Nov.12 RNV, just beating the curfew for the printer's Christmas shutdown.

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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 16 Dec 2012 08:23 #100991

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This mobile coffee shop has been seen in Sydney a few times, it is described as a "Launceston Tram". It is on wheels and has a towbar, but is moved around on a tilt-tray.

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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 17 Dec 2012 15:05 #100992

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While searching for the one which I knew I own, but couldn't find, I found the one which was requested.
It is from my regular contributor Wayne Duncan.
I don't know what the menu items were.

921228M CollinsSt Melbourne, Tram de la Tram Wayne Duncan

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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 20 Dec 2012 10:04 #100993

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I should have all sorts of pedal ones in Asia, but the fastest which I can find is simply hand trundled. It is serving icecream.

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Re: Icecream (& other) vendor vans 20 Dec 2012 17:33 #100994

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This bloke has all bases covered.



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