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Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 11:45 a.m. PST

To anyone with the knowledge, I am assembling a few Russian Limber teams from Perry's metal range. There are two small pieces which I am having trouble identifying. There are three tiny, straight rods radiating from the center only about 3/4' long. There are two in the piece. Any idea what they are and where they go on the model?

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 1:55 p.m. PST

Scroll down a bit, and you'll see how they fit (The long straight part goes through the tiny loop on the main crosspiece, and then you curl it over to secure it.


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

Useful pictures indeed. The plan below shows roughly how all harness was rigged for draught horses (OK British had to be an exception of course). Basically each horse of the rear four pulled two ropes attached to a cross bar (the swingle tree),two of these were connected to the pole projecting from the chassis. Any further horses were just roped to their fellows immediately behind, so they were not pulling the vehicle…they were pulling the horse behind. Adding more horses after the first four contributed far less pull than one would think.


Personal logo ACWBill Supporting Member of TMP28 Jun 2017 4:50 p.m. PST

Thanks, the link was exactly what I needed. I now feel more comfortable assembling these.

Personal logo jeffreyw3 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 12:33 p.m. PST

I'm glad I posted the link here--I've been unable to find it again. grin

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