Wednesday, September 22, 2010

1886 Daimler Benz

Here are some images of Minicraft's 1/16 scale 1886 Daimler Benz Motor Coach.The 1886 Daimler Benz was a converted horse drawn carriage and was powered by a single cylinder water cooled engine that produced 1.5 horsepower.The output was transferred to the pinion driven rear wheels by a system of belts and cogs. To steer the car the entire front axle and wheel assembly was turned by the steering handle. Needless to say, the steel rimmed wooden wheels that were mounted on leaf springs did not provide a very smooth ride considering the roads of the day.


Anonymous said...

Very clean build on a rare subject. Nice.


Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Dave.

Entre Nous said...

What a gorgeous piece.

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks Entre Nous, (between us?)