47520 - SN64 CFZ

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willr7
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47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by willr7 » 18:12 Friday 16th November 2018

Looking at the latest fleet List today, I see that 47520 is listed as in 'store' after suffering accident damage on or before 15/11/18. (Thanks Adam!) Do we know the extent of damage/how it was sustained?

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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by AdamH » 18:39 Friday 16th November 2018

Photo of it in the body shop tonight with damage to the first 3 bays.
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willr7
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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by willr7 » 18:49 Friday 16th November 2018

Thanks Adam!

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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by bmmoboy » 21:02 Saturday 17th November 2018

Most of the drivers at Worcester know how it happened, and who the culprit was, but I don't think that anyone will spill the beans.

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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by willr7 » 21:36 Saturday 17th November 2018

bmmoboy wrote:
21:02 Saturday 17th November 2018
Most of the drivers at Worcester know how it happened, and who the culprit was, but I don't think that anyone will spill the beans.
Ahhh, I won't ask then! :lol:

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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by AdamH » 15:07 Monday 19th November 2018

Some of that famous canteen gossip again... There is talk that 47520 has suffered structural damage and may have to go back to the factory to be put on a jig.

I did ask an engineer if this was true but they seemed reluctant to comment. Which kinda implies it’s true!

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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by TimBrown » 15:47 Monday 19th November 2018

AdamH wrote:
15:07 Monday 19th November 2018
Some of that famous canteen gossip again... There is talk that 47520 has suffered structural damage and may have to go back to the factory to be put on a jig.

I did ask an engineer if this was true but they seemed reluctant to comment. Which kinda implies it’s true!
Seem to remember something about this bus being a lightweight version and different from the rest of the batch. I wonder if this involved weight saving to the monocoque structure and not just the doors and certain ancillaries?

willr7
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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by willr7 » 15:48 Monday 19th November 2018

More canteen gossip!!! :lol: Thanks for the update Adam!

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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by MattW » 16:30 Monday 19th November 2018

TimBrown wrote:
15:47 Monday 19th November 2018
Seem to remember something about this bus being a lightweight version and different from the rest of the batch.
I'm sure you're right Tim. I also seemed to remember it wasn't a huge weight saving either!

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Re: 47520 - SN64 CFZ

Post by TimBrown » 05:11 Tuesday 20th November 2018

MattW wrote:
16:30 Monday 19th November 2018
TimBrown wrote:
15:47 Monday 19th November 2018
Seem to remember something about this bus being a lightweight version and different from the rest of the batch.
I'm sure you're right Tim. I also seemed to remember it wasn't a huge weight saving either!
Thanks for the confirmation Matt, it would appear that the basic structure is to the normal standard with minor modifications to certain ancillaries - for example, I believe the doors are electric rather than air operation. Can anyone add the other lightweight modifications please?

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