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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Feb 2021 8:31 p.m. PST

For you Liam… (smile)



Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2021 1:16 a.m. PST

Yes really interesting and it lead me on and on into other links. Boney had lots of carriages. The best known are the Coronation Coach, his wedding coach (for ML of A), his 1815berline/landau/dormeuse (variably termed) and the other coach from his train that still exists at Malmaison.

The 1815 coach was not a survivor of Russia, whatever folk say. Many photos are labelled as being at Mdme Tussauds, but, however alike, they are not the famous destroyed carriage. That was blue, not green as often shown (and that is not due to UV light) and there are only two B&W photos of it (surprisingly). Best known is the right front three quarters view. Less seen is the same right rear view. Col Elting's wonderful plans I took to be from the original until I finally saw the date of creation!

Many of the photos of very similar carriages are valuable for showing the complex chassis and suspension. Thanks

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2021 4:42 a.m. PST

Nice photos, and very helpful, especially the harness diagram.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2021 11:24 a.m. PST

Happy you like them my friends! (smile)


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