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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Bustech Boy » Mon Jun 13, 2011 11:30 pm

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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby m/o 6234 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:23 am

Volvo B12BLEA wrote:CentralCoast busnet.......as Boronia said it is a Bustech. They make their own body & chassis commonly referred to as "Integral".


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Thats good to hear that bustech's making there own chassis
The deckers certainly one of a kind :) after looking at this post over and over i quite like the livery although it could be a lighter shade of green :)
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Bedford-29 » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:35 am

It won`t be a one of a kind if Bustech start getting orders for them.Goliath won`t be alone it will have siblings to follow.
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Daniel » Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:40 am

It isn't one of a kind. If things go to plan, the second should be down for the BusVic conference in Melbourne 4-5 July.
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Volvo B12BLEA » Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:07 pm

CentralCoast busnut wrote:
Volvo B12BLEA wrote:CentralCoast busnet.......as Boronia said it is a Bustech. They make their own body & chassis commonly referred to as "Integral".


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Thats good to hear that bustech's making there own chassis
The deckers certainly one of a kind :) after looking at this post over and over i quite like the livery although it could be a lighter shade of green :)

The MDi & XDi are also "Integral".
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Bustech Boy » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:04 pm

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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Tim Williams » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:25 am

As some of you may know, London Transport operated a large fleet of 3 axle double deck trolley buses from the 1930's to the 1960's. At the peak the trolley bus fleet over 1,600!
All but two of them were 3 axle units with 2 rear both single tyre and driven. One unit was a normal 2 axle unit. The other unique trolley bus was a 3 axle twin steer Leyland DD unit, which ran, apparently successfully for 16 years until 1955.

I have a photo copied from a book, it is quite an impreesive looking beast - I will try and get someone to post it
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Foden-nut » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:38 pm

Kowloon Motor Bus and China Motor Bus very nearly ran three axle double deckers with a twin steer 3 axle arrangement in the early 1980s.
It is a relatively little known fact that both operators approached many British and mainland European chassis manuafacturers with a view to producing a double decker with this axle arrangement for their specific requirements. Almost all the companies declined to design such an specialised vehicle, preferring to offer their existing chassis with twin rear axles to accommodate the large seating capacity demanded.
However, Fodens had no such chassis and sat down with HK government representatives and designed a suitable chassis from a clean sheet of paper. The resultant chassis would have been front engined in a similar manner to the Volvo-Ailsa double decker.
The chassis were about 6 weeks away from being built when Fodens went into administration, but when they were 'saved' by Paccar, all progress on the project was shelved. The buses, had they been built, would have carried Alexander bodies.
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby boronia » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:27 pm

I recall seeing some concepts from LT (as it was back then) for a twin-steer front entrance successor for the RouteMaster, probably in the early 80s.

ABC magazine is promising a review of both d/d models in the July issue (which will only be available to paid up subscribers).
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby ekoja » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:21 pm

Apologies if this has all ready been bought up, as I have not read the last 4 pages, but I followed one of the double deckers to its home at Bustech today,(I think that there are 2 running around the place.) and I have to say the body sway around corners was quite dramatic. Sitting on that top deck at the front of the bus would, I think, bring the passengers on to the path to true awareness.
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby 08 XDi » Mon Jun 27, 2011 4:41 pm

ekoja wrote:Apologies if this has all ready been bought up, as I have not read the last 4 pages, but I followed one of the double deckers to its home at Bustech today,(I think that there are 2 running around the place.) and I have to say the body sway around corners was quite dramatic. Sitting on that top deck at the front of the bus would, I think, bring the passengers on to the path to true awareness.


Hopefully it lacks the suspension and body roll issues of the XDi - being well-acquainted with these from riding them on a daily basis, I wouldn't want to experience something even 50% as severe on the top deck of this thing!
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby m/o 6234 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:34 pm

I love the youtube vid of this bus really shows how good it looks even tho the video is short it still captures the design of the vehical
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Tas Bus Nut » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:16 pm

Talking to the owner in Vic, the body roll has been fixed with the demo. A few tweeks here and there from the prototype. I was also told, the DARK green of the prototype is going to be lightened (at request of QLD Govt) to fit in with the Translink livery. Joe was very interesting to talk to, and I must say VERY VERY proud of his "new" venture. I especially liked the livery of the demo DD that went to the Vic Bus Show.
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Andrew » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:26 pm

We are all excited, no doubt about that!
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby OLYMPIAN » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:59 pm

Any pic from the show?
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Bustech Boy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:24 pm

Have a look in Melboune photos.
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Cordes Express » Sun Sep 08, 2013 1:21 pm

Bustech Boy wrote:I believe there was an ex Surfside School Bus done as a prototype for the CDi's wheel arrangement, 849 I think it was!


Does anyone have photos of this bus setup with the twinsteer rig???
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby James00 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:09 pm

There is or was a photo of it on the bustech Facebook page. Quite some time ago now though
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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

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Re: SCOOP! Bustech double decker

Postby Cordes Express » Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:02 am

Yes it is thankyou.... :)
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