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Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby User xxx » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:13 pm

I wondering if anybody out there has a few pictures of the aec renown three axle double decker 1010 so I can have a good look at what she was like in dgt service and in service with tronto this another unique bus that has been lost with time it another bus missed for preservation. And one more thing who was the last operator of the Aec Qs double deck motor buses these go along with 1010 and not preserved route660.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby GM » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:19 am

As requested vehicles manufactured by the Associated Equipment Company (AEC)
Dept of Road Transport & Tramways - mo 1010 AEC Mc Kenzie.JPG
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby User xxx » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:14 am

Thank you gm for showing the pictures of the AEC Qs and of 1010 AEC RENOWN the were a interesting bus having the motor just behind the front wheel what had me curious the second photo of the Qs in rover service number 4 had mo plates and the other one black and white cb plate which is a funny ai wonder why and 1010 was a impressive bus for her time just pity she didn`t make it into preservation along with the Qs route660.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby GM » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:37 am

When buses were registered, particularly at Christmas, the Motor Registry may not have had Bus Plates and would issue car type plates until the bus plates were available.
This happened a lot on the Central Coast. GM
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby AC » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:59 pm

Unfortunately, all 3 AEC Q's were pulled apart, and the parts used to build other "contraptions" that Rovers were building at the time. I think world wide that no double deck Q's have been preserved, only single deck versions.

Not many buses have made it out alive and in one piece from Rovers, recently 3 tigers have been scrapped and put in the bin! Paul's leyland leopard, no 20 ex m/o 899 is one such rarity that escaped the "gas axe".
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby GM » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:00 pm

Were any of Sydney's "Q" Trolley Buses nos 3, 4 & 5 saved or were all scrapped? GM
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby Dave Wilson » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:19 pm

No 3 was scrapped after a smash in 1948

Nos 4 & 5 were withdrawn in 1956 and sold - surprisingly to addresses in Wylde St Potts Point. (not that they ended up in Potts Point).No 4 went to children's playground in Caringbah and was broken up about1967/68. No 5 was found down the driveway of a house in Terrey Hills about 1963 and it too was broken up (about 1964). No double deck Qs (motor or trolley) are known to survive anywhere in the World. The Science Museum in London acquired a motor version in 1961 but, regrettably, scrapped the body.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby User xxx » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:44 pm

It is funny you saying about the AECQs met there fate by scrapping and about rovers scrapping 3 leyland tigers you know when I was travelling around in the 80s I was filling the car I had at the at the service station at four ways at wulguru in townsville in the caravan park beside the service station was one of the AEC REGENT 3 rover brought brand new she was was being used as a caravan and she was not bad condition for a stationary caravan I heard there was a fire at the caravan park and a number of the buses got burnt out thats what I but this old girl escaped rover oxy torch fever andl ended up in townsville there was another former rover decker sitting at wollombi property quite a few years route660.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby OLYMPIAN » Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:59 pm

Who built the body on the Renowns and the Qs?
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby AEC Decker » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:23 pm

I only wish m/o 1010 has survived :( , that would be an AEC Decker worth restoring. :!: :D
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby GM » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:23 pm

Mc Kenzie was the builder of 1010. Park Royal built TB No 3 and Syd Wood Nos 4 & 5.
David Wilson may wish to correct me on this? GM
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby Dave Wilson » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:33 pm

I think 4 & 5 came CKd and were assembled by Woods -have to check that though. Motor Qs were all of Syd Wood design and construction. Bodies were quite different to the trolleys.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby Dennis96 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:32 pm

Route660 - is there any chance you could please break your posts down to sentences and paragraphs? I would find them much easier to read and enjoy.

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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby User xxx » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:47 pm

For crying outloud here it is 2009 and I get the first person of the year who still can`t read my posts I am sorry to say but it has been quiet without anybody
saying anything about this I will keep I will back to or three sentences that I won`t get into trouble if this won`t work I will write in brail I am sorry for the outburst but am I the only one on discussion board with this problem or am I the only target route660.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby Dennis96 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:20 pm

Dear Route660,

I don't read every post on ATDB, but you are the only person whose material I have read that seems to write many lines without breaking the text into sentences. I awas only making a request. I would find it easier to digest what you are saying if you were to break it down into sentences or paragraphs please.

Even your response to my last post is one long sentence.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby Duncan » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:08 pm

GM
Great pictures, where is the third one taken? Somewhere along Woolloomooloo or Hicksons Road?
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby leopard1543 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:33 pm

Duncan wrote:GM
Great pictures, where is the third one taken? Somewhere along Woolloomooloo or Hicksons Road?
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby On Air » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:39 pm

Sick of trying to decipher unintelligible posts (takes me 6,600 minutes), so i just go to the next message!

1010 was an amazing vehicle for its time. Check out the wonderful contouring of the front quarter screens. It seems more like an oil painting of the bus idyll rather than a real image.

Can anyone enlighten as to the purpose of the circular pressing on the front near side panel beneath the windscreen?

While we're at it, does anyone have shots of the Foden deckers?
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby AEC Decker » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:41 pm

leopard1543 wrote:
Duncan wrote:GM
Great pictures, where is the third one taken? Somewhere along Woolloomooloo or Hicksons Road?
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Doesn't look like Randwick Workshops, judging by the rockface in the background. :?
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby boronia » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:46 pm

On Air wrote:
Can anyone enlighten as to the purpose of the circular pressing on the front near side panel beneath the windscreen?
If you look at the earlier photos of this vehcle you can see where the headlights were originally mounted on stalks off the chassis dumb irons, and recessed into the bodywork. They were later moved to the bumper bar, and the recesses in the body filled in. Looks like a horn in the panel under the driver's windsreen.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby boronia » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:49 pm

leopard1543 wrote:
Duncan wrote:GM
Great pictures, where is the third one taken? Somewhere along Woolloomooloo or Hicksons Road?
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Randwick Workshops in 1948.

I think he means the fourth photo,

Looks like Woolloomooloo, near the "depot" in Cowper Wharf Road.

Even a bit of the Wool'm'loo tramline in the foreground??
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby AEC Decker » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:02 pm

boronia wrote:I think he means the fourth photo,

Looks like Woolloomooloo, near the "depot" in Cowper Wharf Road.

Even a bit of the Wool'm'loo tramline in the foreground??

Cowper Wharf Road at Woolloomooloo looks right with the rockface in the background.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby leopard1543 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:54 pm

AEC Decker wrote:
boronia wrote:I think he means the fourth photo,

Looks like Woolloomooloo, near the "depot" in Cowper Wharf Road.

Even a bit of the Wool'm'loo tramline in the foreground??

Cowper Wharf Road at Woolloomooloo looks right with the rockface in the background.


Also looks a bit like Millers Point.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby User xxx » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:02 pm

I thought were 1329 is might of been around ROZELLE near the or at the tram depot wasn`t there cliffs around there somewhere route660.
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Re: Dgt Aec Renown 1010 and Aec Qs

Postby GM » Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:31 pm

I feel it is Wooloomooloo as the Transport Department had a depot there. See attached photo of m/o 1320.GM
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