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Royal Mail Coaches, like this one, were used in England
in the late 1700s to the mid 1800s to transport
The model was started in July of 2022. It is at a scale of 1:96 and constructed of boxwood and brass.
As with other wheeled models I have done the wheels
were created first as they are often the most complex
After the wheels were complete the undercarriage was built.
September 22, 2022
The following images show the model with completed wheels and undercarriage.
The rear wheel. The rims are made up of seven
triangular segments that are pinned and glued together then
The front wheel, seen here, is constructed in the same
manner as the rear wheels except that the rim is made up
View of the rear axle. The wooden axle is
reinforced by metal plates above and below it and these parts are held
The front axle and main draw bar to which the horse's harnesses are attached.
Upper view of the front axle. Harnesses of the
rear pair of horses are connected to the pins attached to the top
Top down view of the full undercarriage.
Another view of the undercarriage.
These are the leaf springs that will support the coach
on the undercarriage. The shorter ones will be clamped