The system also records how the vehicle is being driven, any heavy acceleration, braking and cornering is reported and the vehicle driver score is deducted points allowing for fleet and driver comparisons along with driver feedback. The aec routemaster is a frontengined doubledecker bus that was designed by london transport and built by the associated equipment company aec and park royal vehicles. Vs were fitted with the aec 2speed auxiliary gearbox, a twostick arrangement which doubled the available gear ratios. It used about 60% of standard rm parts and a considerable amount of design effort went into it.
This is one of the 72seater longer versions of the legendary londonbusofalltime, venerated and recognised across the globe. V that had a fuller compound gearbox arrangement, again a twostick job. Green line aec rcl cuv 219c at the transport museum wythall. Some 1,500 routemaster buses with automatic gearboxes are now on londons. Easy to use software provides live journey startstop times and reports plus minute by minute journey details.
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title routemaster. Easy 2 use pty ltd 05 peter brock drive oran park nsw 2570 p. To connect with gearbox software, join facebook today. The routemaster has a four speed epicyclic gearbox with electropneumatic valves. Upon withdrawal in 1979 london transports rts were hailed as an icon of london, a classic bus design, the longestserving bus ever. Im from hong kong, all routemasters information search from websites only. And when youve finished with the bus, never leave it in gear. Jul 19, 2015 if you have your foot on the gear change pedal, dont move the gear selector, or vice versa. The first prototype was completed in september 1954 and the last one was delivered in 1968. Next morning, someone is going to have real problems starting it up. Aec routemaster, a frontengined doubledecker bus built 19541968 in london. Coca cola routemaster by paul green 3 vintage red rml883 by paul green winter wedding by paul green football. The routemaster was withdrawn from service on 8 december 2005.
Today it is the later aec routemaster that is most identified with london transports postwar bus service, but over five times as many regent iiis entered service than the routemaster. We understand that the engine was fully rebuilt 1 year ago and the gearbox was rebuilt. In 1931, an experimental 6wheeled aec renown lttype doubledecker. New routemaster, a hybrid dieselelectric doubledecker bus operated in london from 2012. Frm 1 the one and only frontentrance, rear engined rm 1966 photo. And then get back into a routemaster feels modern again. Production buses, rm117, 9879, 9041253, 12551452, 15212217. Please note that all material on this server, added visitors. Hey guys, this is the 1st post of my bus drawings in this forum. When i was a lad we travelled on buses like this quite often and building this brought back a lot of memories for me. Daimler cars were fitted with them in the 1930s and aec rt type buses had these from 1939. Its easy to find rm and very rarely on sale rmls lenghtened the rml is the high capacity version of the routemaster designed for aec by advert type.
Regards paul from tonio venuti, dated 27 february 2015. So many variations of engines, gearboxes, gear differentials and all that. Amazing then that rms and rmls albeit with substantial mechnical modification went on to continue serving. Be the first to know and the first to join exclusive betas.
Is the aec routemaster the worlds greatest ever bus. The automatic choice 5th july 1963 the commercial motor. Service brakes on the mercury tractive unit are controlled through a dual foot valve which gives the effect of split systems to the outfit when coupled. Experimental vehicles took to the road in 1954, and full production began in 1959. The historic bus whose value is rising year by year. How to drive a bus with a preselect gearbox dave moore. Share your stories, offer feedback, and connect with others on the forums. Leyland engine nx fitted with busco radio for 36 184 with leyland engine 185 with leyland engine 186 nx with leyland engine 794 nx wd from service 1094 sold to pvs carlton 1206 bought by mr. Other notable differences were a standard, single panel front destination blind, sliding windows and a onepiece drivers windscreen. Stay tuned to the end to see it handbrake turn on a skid pan. Development of the automatic gearbox continued during the period when the process of preparing the routemaster for production was in hand. The aec regal was essentially the aec regent but with only one deck.
Aec model regent 3, type 9612e first batch rlh 1 to rlh 20 or 96e second batch rlh 21. London transports routemasters are probably the worlds most famous buses. The result in large part crippling aec s business model at that point. The aec regent v was a frontengined doubledecker bus built by the associated equipment. Archive of discussion, feedback, and bug reporting from battleborns open beta. Aec routemaster for sale in uk 60 used aec routemasters.
The place to discuss all things about risk of rain 2. The regent v had aecs own frontal design and concealed radiator as standard, it was fitted with an aec engine or gardner 6lw engine, coupled to a synchromesh or aec monocontrol semi or fullyautomatic gearbox. Aec mercuryscammel 2nd june 1967 the commercial motor. Road, the conductor sitting on the bonnet telling the driver where the curb was306 or 311. Aec routemaster wikipedia the aec routemaster is a frontengined doubledecker bus that was designed by london transport and built by the associated equipment company aec and park royal vehicles. Other notable differences were a standard, singlepanel front destination blind, sliding windows and a onepiece drivers windscreen. Corgi classics no35010 aec routemaster bus queen dont think its been played with as wheels look like new so has just been stored and paintwork and esso advertising is slightly marked in places. Aec classic cars routemaster for sale car and classic.
The routemaster association was formed in 1988 to support operators and owners who had started to acquire this london icon following the commencement of. Another big model, this time an aec routemaster bus from the mid sixties. Aec routemaster rm 1954 3d model vehicles on hum3d. The routemaster doubledeck bus was designed in the 1950s by london transport, aec the engine and chassis maker and prv park royal vehicles, the body maker to replace the aec regent rt type. A rare opportunity to acquire a roadready aec rml routemaster bus in great condition. Corgi classics no35010 aec routemaster bus queen m. The regent v had aec s own frontal design and concealed radiator as standard, it was fitted with an aec engine or gardner 6lw engine, coupled to a synchromesh or aec monocontrol semi or fullyautomatic gearbox. The gearbox was mounted on the underside of the body structure with shafts to the engine and back axle. Im from hong kong, all routemaster s information search from websites only. The aec regent v was a frontengined doubledecker bus built by the associated equipment company between 1954 and 1969. I know there are some surviving daimler buses with preselect gearboxes but my limited. About gearbox software gearbox software is an awardwinning, independent developer of interactive entertainment based in frisco, texas. Tuneful london transport aec regent iii rt1700 kyy 527 bus ride. Routemaster bus parts for sale in uk view 36 bargains.
Can we buy it at 15,000 including local sale commision 10%. The first routemaster, rm1, was built in 1954, followed by three other prototypes, though the type didnt enter service en masse until 1959, when london transport had embarked on a trolleybus replacement programme. However, with meccano buses there are often a lot of compromises. In 1979, the youngest routemasters were only eleven years old, mere upstarts. The gearbox was mounted on the underside of the body structure with shafts to the engine and. The drive from the engine to the gearbox is via a fluid flywheel. This enabled it to travel a bit faster than its double deck sibling and to travel under bridges that its taller brother could not. Feb 01, 2015 aec routemaster 1954 prototype for us this is the greatest bus of all time without question.
The result in large part crippling aecs business model at that point. Aec routemaster rm 1954 3d, formats max, obj, 3ds, fbx, c4d, lwo, lw, lws, ready for 3d animation and other 3d projects. Transport for london operates two heritage routemaster routes in central london which are very popular with tourists. The standard gearbox is an aec sixspeed overdrive unit and as well as the 6. Aec routemaster, a frontengined doubledecker bus built 19541968 in london new routemaster, a hybrid dieselelectric doubledecker bus operated in london from 2012 this disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title routemaster. The aec routemaster is a popular vehicle for hire, and many companies operate hiring out retired routemaster buses for wedding parties and special excursions. This was the belated attempt to update the routemaster to the layout employed almost universally in the bus industry by that time. The layout of the vehicle was conventional for the. In 1989, six of the rmc drivertrainers were restored to bus service in london. Aec routemaster bus photos and news page home facebook. Gearbox manages any kind of asset that requires periodic maintenance.
This year, 2014, is the 60th birthday of the routemaster and buses have always been a popular subject in meccano. Tuneful london transport aec regent iii rt1700 kyy 527 bus. While ironically aec didnt really need a large provincial bus market and lt obviously didnt need unreliable,difficult to fix and slow one man operated rear engined heaps. Aec routemaster 1954 prototype for us this is the greatest bus of all time without question.
It may have a preselector gearbox like the regent or it may have a crash box which always informed the passengers of the skill level of the. The handsome collection the next generation of shoot and loot. Aec routemaster buses left normal passenger service in 2005 and are now seen across the world as much admired symbols of britain. Disney routemaster by paul green 1 coca cola routemaster by paul green 3 vintage red rml883 by paul green winter wedding by paul green football special by paul green 2 rm80 by paul green teatime by paul green 1 rml2573 by paul green rml2660 by paul green route 3. The idea that the routemaster was taken out of production at least 10 years too early stands. A total of 2876 routemasters were built, 2760 for london transport. Apart from anything, it would be unfair on those who cant access the. This forum is independently managed by enthusiasts for discussion primarily about the london bus scene and is not affiliated with tfl, its subsidiary companies or any of the bus or rail operators mentioned herein. A beautiful routemaster bus parts, in very good condition. The automatic control system, developed jointly by london transport with c. The automatic choice 5th july 1963 the commercial motor archive. Forget all the spreadsheets and complicated, outdated, clunky software. The aec routemaster is a frontengined doubledecker bus that was designed by london. The layout of the vehicle was conventional for the time, with a halfcab, front.441 1632 129 1261 13 736 688 24 282 342 1440 720 297 1492 1175 1442 798 1288 4 189 861 1617 1287 1019 1584 663 463 1208 121 1316 624 763 394 866 1210 999 741 705