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Old 31st October 2010, 07:20   #11
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Gill has mocked up the plate for me. Can anyone clarify the following:
  • Is the font correct?
  • Is the Rover logo supposed to be the redisigned one?
  • Should the MG logo be the more elaborate filled in one?
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i take it they will be supplied as show plates,not displaying a manufacturer's id or a postcode..when you get the correct lettering i would be interested.
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Old 31st October 2010, 07:50   #12
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Why all the hullabaloo. If all you fail your MOT on is a B.S mark on your plate the I'd call that a result. I have never had plates with a B.S mark or suppliers address on them and I reckon as long as the font, spacings and the colour is correct then they won't get a second look. Take your car in a month early for it's MOT then if it passes you have 13 months MOT if it fails you have a month to get some new plates.
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Old 31st October 2010, 08:00   #13
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just keep the old plates in the boot.you can change them if asked
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just keep the old plates in the boot.you can change them if asked
That works well also
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Old 31st October 2010, 09:09   #15
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The Rover logo should be the older style one, the MG badge is fine though. Under 'MG Rover Group' there should be the post code B31 2TB.

This is the correct font I believe
http://www.identifont.com/find?font=P22+Underground+Pro
Problem with that font is that the proper original costs a fortune to buy..

However, this font is a fairly accurate representation for free..
http://www.fontspace.com/jonathan-paterson/london-tube
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Old 31st October 2010, 11:49   #16
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Hi guys - thanks for supplying info on the fonts - those examples both look better. I think they have used Arial and then fiddled with the font size to get the title case look. If the proper font is used, MG Rover Group (i.e. title case) will translate into the correct sized lettering and the letters 'over' and 'roup' will be slightly smaller capitals.

The supplier won't put a postcode or BS number on them which is fair enough so in that respect they will be show plates. However with the correct UK79 lettering I don't envisage any issues with the MOT.

Old plates in the boot won't work though - they will have a different registration because I am buying these plates because I am transferring a private plate

I will get back to Gill and suggest that she uses the fonts provided above.
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Old 31st October 2010, 13:05   #17
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The MOT test for numberplates has been tightened up recently, apart from the general layout - spacing, odd bolt heads etc., on vehicles first registered on or after 1st September 2001, they check that the registration plates:

Display the name and postcode of the supplying outlet.
Display a BSAU145d marking.
Do not display a honeycomb or similar effect background.
On a dual purpose registration plate, only an acceptable international symbol or flag is displayed.

So you may need a 'normal' set at MOT time.
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Actually I'm not sure you know.. I don't think the font on the P22 site i.e Underground and the London Tube fonts are correct...

I think the plate supplier is more accurate in the representation as far as I can tell in your images..

Compared...







Look at the R and P's the top portions are elongated, they are not in either of those two fonts. The bottom of the U is also elongated and not in those fonts.
Although I would say the G is probably more accurate in the font sets.


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Old 31st October 2010, 13:14   #19
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The MOT test for numberplates has been tightened up recently, apart from the general layout - spacing, odd bolt heads etc., on vehicles first registered on or after 1st September 2001, they check that the registration plates:

Display the name and postcode of the supplying outlet.
Display a BSAU145d marking.
Do not display a honeycomb or similar effect background.
On a dual purpose registration plate, only an acceptable international symbol or flag is displayed.

So you may need a 'normal' set at MOT time.
AS ABOVE , if you do not follow the above its at your own cost so dont get stoped by V>O>S>A as they are the ones to watch , i had a new plate(replacement of ome) at the front and the guy in the shop stated the new rules set out above plus had to produce mot/v5/and identifacation......they will sell you anything on the net so beware
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That is a very useful comparison Swampster - I haven't sent the email yet so I'll just ask about the Rover logo.

The other issue about the BSAU145d mark and the name and postcode of the supplier is a bit of a conundrum. If I could get anything on the net, I'd have that mark and the postcode to be added too - but they have said they won't do that. I can understand their concern but in this particular case they could put the Longbridge postcode on as the supplier is no longer in business. Presumably MOT testers simply check the information is there - they don't verify that the supplier named actually produced those plates.

I may try to see if I can get them from Ireland as then the supplier won't be covered by UK legislation. What I really want is a properly legal plate that won't cause issues at the MOT. I don't want to be swapping plates over or having to carry a spare set.
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