Fitting Close coupled WC to ceramic soil pipe

I have a 1955 bungalow and I am trying to replace the WC (Separate cistern). The problem is the soil pipe which is of the concrete varity and comes up in the concrete floor 260mm from the wall (Centre of soil pipe). I cannot see how I can line up a close coupled WC with the soil pipe and still be able to screw the cistern to the wall unless I move the WC left or right of the soil pipe so I can put in a flexible coupling etc. Can you still get seperate WC/Cistern combinations or is there some trick/adaptor I am unaware of. Can a flexible coupling do a complete fold back with out blocking etc. Thanks again
Steve Jones
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Stephen Jones wrote:

You can still get separates, although the choice of styles may be limited. Also, you can get an adapter that looks like a "question mark", this will get a few mm closer to the wall. It's supposed to be designed to allow you to fit a CC pan in place of an older BS standard pan, although it still doesn't seem to go back quite far enough.
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I take it that the old pan was an "S" trap design, rather than a "P" trap ? If it is, then get an adaptor that makes a "P" trap into an "S" trap. You might still have to put an inch by two batten between the screw holes on the cistern and the wall, but this is hidden well by the cistern lid.
This type of thing : http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro.jsp?id 330
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