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The Mail Coach
A four horse Mail Coach.
About this creation
This is a Mail Coach making it's way between villages and linking the country together. Mail Coaches were the fastest and most secure way of getting around the countryside. On the roads out of London many a Highwayman tried to make a dishonest living robbing the mail and the passengers.

This was made for the CCC3 competition, vehicles category. I think I got an honourable mention, but the winner (a ship) was far better then this little thing!

Built: 2005.
Current status: Intact.



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   It corners with a bit of a lean!



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   Lord Percy sticks his head out to see what the delay is.



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   Oh no! It looks like a Highwayman, armed to the teeth!



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   "Stand and deliver! Your money or your life!"



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   It's the worst of them all it's Brick Turpin!



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   The coachman soon has them underway, they will report the robbery to the Constable at the next stop.



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   If the Highwayman is found he will be hung until dead!



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   You might notice the design of the coach is very similar to that of the classic wild-west coaches.



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   That's not surprising as coaches were used throughout Europe until around the 1850's when trains had pretty much taken over.



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   This is of course around the same time as the west was being 'won' and the technology is the same.



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   Real horses don't like to be suspended in the air like this - so don't try it!



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   The underside. Hopefully the pictures are clear enough if you'd like to make your own.



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   Luggage is on the roof or in the chest beneath the footman.



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   Oh no. He's back!
(There was a real Highwayman called Dick Turpin, he was a very nasty peice of work and was finally caught, tried and hung.)



Comments

  November 23, 2012
Lord percy blakadder
 I like it 
  March 12, 2008
Its a good simple little mail coach nice story too.
 I like it 
  August 27, 2006
Another amazing, funny, full of facts quality work for the house of Nabii...great job;)
 
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