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AEC Regent III RT

AEC Regent III in The Naked Truth, Movie, 1957 IMDB

Class: Bus, Double-deck — Model origin: UK

AEC Regent III RT

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Pokeoddsponge US

2006-08-02 01:40

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AEC Routemaster?

-- Last edit: 2006-08-02 01:43:56

sixcyl FR

2006-08-02 08:53

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1957, I think it's rather an AEC LT/RTL ... Routemaster was launched few years later, 1960 around

Alexander DE

2006-08-02 11:13

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The top rear window size could mean that it is a Leyland RTW.
http://www.countrybus.org.uk/RT/RTW.htm

Let's wait for SteveA's comment.

SteveA EN

2006-08-02 23:39

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:D I'd been trying to avoid this one......not an LT (six-wheel, prewar), not an RM - they didn't enter service until later. My first reaction was it's an RT or RTL. The difference between the RT/RTL family and the RTW is the RTW is 6 inches wider. Compare http://www.countrybus.org.uk/RT/RTL and http://www.countrybus.org.uk/RT/RTL.htm . However, it appears to be on route 11, and in 1957 the route was run by a mixture of......RTs and RTWs! However RTWs far outnumbered RTs. So it's either a Leyland Titan PD2/3 RTW class with Leyland body, or an AEC Regent III RT class with Weymann or Park Royal body. Those 6 inches make all the difference.........

antp BE

2006-08-02 23:42

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Is there a chance to identify it more precisely, or do we just have to pick one of the two names?

SteveA EN

2006-08-02 23:51

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If the screen capture is correctly proportioned, then you have to decide whether the back of that bus is 14 foot 6 high and 8 foot wide (RTW) or 14 foot 6 high and 7 foot 6 wide (RT or RTL)! I guess we can't get a registration number - if we could we could nail it very quickly. Without that or a closer look, I'm going to have to shrug my shoulders and say I don't know.

antp BE

2006-08-02 23:54

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The back of the bus is about 100x180 pixels, so I would say that it is 7f6 rather than 8...

Alexander DE

2006-08-03 00:48

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I measured the original image and got 105 x 196 pixel = 7'9" ! So we are as clever as before! [Image: nixweiss.gif]

I would think -- make myself believe ;) -- that the images are a tiny bit too high rather than a tiny bit too wide. If that is so and not just my imagination it would speak for the RTW. Shall we take Leyland Titan PD2/3 RTW? What do you say?

antp BE

2006-08-03 00:58

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I rotated the picture to take its size, but I forgot the shadow under the bus, does the height count only the body or the whole vehicle?

Alexander DE

2006-08-03 01:22

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antp wrote ... does the height count only the body or the whole vehicle?

All of it, including the wheels ... provided they were not stolen last night by some buggers ... :)

Ralph DE

2006-08-03 01:34

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[Image: outforjustice02aie3tq1.2686.jpg]

-- Last edit: 2007-04-14 18:32:13 (antp)

twoslices US

2007-07-15 18:14

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It is definately not an RTW as the advert stickers either side of the destination blind are closer together.On RTWs the stickers would be wider apart.I'd say its a RTL out of Battersea garage.

Sunbar UK

2009-04-12 18:37

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SteveA wrote .... So it's either a Leyland Titan PD2/3 RTW class with Leyland body, or an AEC Regent III RT class with Weymann or Park Royal body. Those 6 inches make all the difference.........


twoslices wrote It is definately not an RTW as the advert stickers either side of the destination blind are closer together.On RTWs the stickers would be wider apart....


Combining SteveA's comment and twoslices' identification its an AEC Regent III RT

Another clue to the width differences between an RT and RTW is the alignment between the left hand sides of both the rear destination board and the lower deck's rear window. Almost in alignment on the narrow RT, but the rear destination board is noticeably 'stepped-in' on the RTW.

AEC Regent III RT

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