B7RLE?

JoshYouWerLad

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Just a quick one... I have heard about a Volvo B7RLE - Wright Eclipse Urban being WIP along with a Streetlite and Renown... Just wondering if there are any pictures of these? Not seen them or heard about them much due to being busy the past few months.

Any info/pics welcome haha.

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Just a quick one... I have heard about a Volvo B7RLE - Wright Eclipse Urban being WIP along with a Streetlite and Renown... Just wondering if there are any pictures of these? Not seen them or heard about them much due to being busy the past few months.

Any info/pics welcome haha.

JoshYouWerLad.
No Streetlite, No Renown, No B7RLE. That's the simple answer.

They have all been cancelled publically. Some still exist as private projects but you will not be able to get your hands on them.
 

JoshYouWerLad

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Ah thought so. Wasn't wanting to find them to download. & Yes, @Jason I have done 3 First Group liveries for Lowlanders B7L with re-modelled front end.
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The B7L has a vertically mounted engine "shower cubicle" which allows for a flat aisle throughout. But it didn't sell very well in the UK or Australia, so Volvo chopped the arse off and welded on the rear of a B7R coach, creating a step just before the rear axle with the engine mounted below the floor, which they called the B7RLE (LE standing for Low Entry, whereas L stands for Low floor).

They're very easy to tell apart as a B7L only has a 2/3 width rear window, a B7RLE has a full width rear window.

The B7TL (standing for 7 litre, Transverse engined, Low floor) is the double-decker chassis. This has a transverse (sidewards) mounted engine but there isn't any floor or seats above it because of the restrictive ceiling height in the lower saloon.

And so ends the tale of Volvo's B7 series (at least in the UK). EDIT: I forgot about the B7LA (where the A stands for articulated)
 
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The B7L has a vertically mounted engine "shower cubicle" which allows for a flat aisle throughout. But it didn't sell very well in the UK or Australia, so Volvo chopped the arse off and welded on the rear of a B7R coach, creating a step just before the rear axle with the engine mounted below the floor, which they called the B7RLE (LE standing for Low Entry, whereas L stands for Low floor).

They're very easy to tell apart as a B7L only has a 2/3 width rear window, a B7RLE has a full width rear window.

The B7TL (standing for 7 litre, Transverse engined, Low floor) is the double-decker chassis. This has a transverse (sidewards) mounted engine but there isn't any floor or seats above it because of the restrictive ceiling height in the lower saloon.

And so ends the tale of Volvo's B7 series (at least in the UK). EDIT: I forgot about the B7LA (where the A stands for articulated)
Erm, B7RLE's and B7L's are 2 different chassis'. The bus is on one or the other. Eclipse Metro's are B7L's while Eclipse Urban's are B7RLE's.
Thank you both for pointing that out :Park

What I meant to say is that the B7RLE is a low floor chassis or the B7L chassis with Eclipse bodywork. Which is what get is looking for. Rather than a B7TL ALX400 which doesn't look remotely similar.
 

JoshYouWerLad

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They are all different lengths aswell,
Eclipse Metro 11.9M
Eclipse Urban 12.1M
Eclipse Euro4/Eclipse 2 12.5M
 

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Thank you both for pointing that out :tongueout:ark
Sorry couldn't resist giving you some grief Kieron :tongueout: We know you know really (or at least we hope you do!) To be honest, I hadn't noticed you were the author
 
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JoshYouWerLad

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just a quick question and i know it is completly off topic but how do you get the orange fonts (matrix) on the B7L
Came with the bus. On the old ANNAX system you changed RGB values in the model.cfg I'm not sure it's the same for the busfanat matrix though
 
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Sorry couldn't resist giving you some grief Kieron :tongueout: We know you know really (or at least we hope you do!) To be honest, I hadn't noticed you were the author
I'm not the author? :P