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 Post subject: Re: CCT DEMONSTRATORS T.W.MOORE
PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:24 am 
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mcsporran wrote:
There is a picture of the AEC Q running on the Inner Circle route here:
http://theomnibussociety.zenfolio.com/p ... #h6d39cd42


Love it!

The overhang at the front makes it look as if it's going backwards! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: CCT DEMONSTRATORS T.W.MOORE
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The AEC Q type is said to have been too far ahead of its time. The diesel engine was tucked away behind the driver's cab under an inward facing seat. The front overhang permitted a modern looking front doorway. This was the last of several demo buses to be produced, the only one with even more modern innovation, a folding front door. The side mounted engine required an offset drive shaft and this necessitated single tyres at the rear. Thus to balance the weight distribution the rear axle had to be moved to the back and there was then no possibility of a door at the rear. The body by Park Royal is usually quoted as seating 60, but the notice on the window above the engine clearly says 59. It was apparently too revolutionary to catch on and was scrapped shortly after leaving Coventry.
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