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--29? Single Deck Bus (job no. 6763, 1934, not issued)

The DTCA archive contains amongst may other fabulous drawings a drawing of a bus made in 1934 but not issued.

To me this bus looks like an A.E.C. but I do not know much about British buses. Can some one confirm if A.E.C. is the manufacturer and which is the type of this bus ?

Thanks and best regards.

Jacques.

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Hi Jacques, I'm afraid I don't know either. Perhaps a more tangible 3D representation, like the pewter 1934-1984 jubilee model shown below, may help bus experts with the possible identification:

The image is a detail taken from the number-less figure on page 259 of the revised edition, seventh printing (1993) of Dinky Toys & Modelled Miniatures.

Kind regards, Jan Werner

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Many thanks Jan for this picture which helped a lot. Your memory of books contents is incredible.

Any way, thanks to Gavin Booth from Edinburgh, here is a picture and the history of the unissued 1934 single deck bus.

The model is clearly based on the AEC Q coach with Duple bodywork supplied
in 1933 to Elliott Brothers of Bournemouth, who traded as Royal Blue and ran
express services between London, south-west England and the Midlands. The
AEC Q was a revolutionary side-engined bus and coach chassis, and the Royal
Blue example was only the second built. The 'bulge' in the roof was for
luggage.

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The 29 Bus was also based on the AEC Q, this time a Double Decker.

Of course this one did make it into production.

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But this one did not.
From the 1934 trade catalogue.

The type Q double decker (Dinky ref 29 a) was on page 282 of the May 1935 Meccano Magazine.

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Another real-world 'rare breed' AEC Q type double decker picture below:

Kind regards, Jan Werner