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Tilt Test shed - Aldenham works
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No: 1537   Contributor: John Howe   Scale: Unknown   Year: 2011   Manufacturer: Exclusive First Editions   Country: United Kingdom
Tilt Test shed - Aldenham works

A working card model of the tilt test table at London Transport's bus overhaul works at Aldenham. Every type of double decker had to undergo the test (laden with sandbags representing a load of top deck passengers) and remain stable up to 28 degrees. The body would usually tilt more than the chassis(due to suspension) up to 32 degrees.
Unfortunately EFE RTs , having no heavy engine, are rather top heavy, so a strategic piece of blutack has been used to secure the model!
A lever at the side of this working model tilts the bus.
Tilt test card kit by Kingsway Models.
Picture added on 09 May 2011 at 08:29
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