Cottenham, United Kingdom
30.000 x 20.000 x 1.000 inches
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London Transport Q Type.
Painting - Oil On Canvas
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Nowadays, it is difficult to convey how strange a bus with no radiator or indication of an engine at the front looked in the early 1930�s to a public more used to a stately upright radiator and a half-cab in which the driver sat in solitary splendour.
Such was the Q type developed by Arthur Rackham at AEC whose inspiration for the concept of a side-mounted engine came from his time in the USA as chief engineer at the Yellow Coach Manufacturing Co. Ltd. The engine of a Q was mounted OUTSIDE the chassis on the offside behind the driver with a propellor shaft running in a straight line to the gearbox thence to the unde-rslung differential offset to the extreme offside of the rear axle.
Here a Q type of London Transport threads its way though Clarence Street, Kingston-on Thames followed closely by the more conventional looking AEC Regal T type of Green Line sometime in the mid-fifties.
A painting like this of your favourite vehicle, British or American, in oils on canvas or board would cost about �2000.
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August 17th, 2012
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