stagecoach and a horse drawn carriage (carriage) for transportation of mail and passengers. Mailcoaches reason between station stops, places where the horses crew and travelers could eat, drink and rest and where travelers could get on or off, where cargo and horses could be changed.
The basis for much subsequent system of stagecoaches originated in Europe when the Romans established a system for fast messaging on legs were put; thereby they created a network of "rapid" way links. Since 1489 took care of the noble family von Thurn und Taxis commissioned by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire a network of courier services that a large part of Europe covered. Before the arrival of the railways existed in Europe and the United States an extensive network of postal roads, which were ridden by stagecoach services. The stagecoach was ousted in the 19th century by the railways as trains post much faster and are much more comfortable for passengers.
In several countries, as a last remnant from the days of stagecoaches postal still active in public transport. Especially in Switzerland there are still many so-called mailboxes, which combine with the passenger transport of mail.
In the Netherlands stagecoach service in the 18th - and 19th centuries conducted by the firm Van Gend & Loos. Even today, this company (now as part of DHL) specializes in the transport of parcels and packages.
This model exudes museum-quality, with working lights (2 x 9 volt battery required - not included) and instructions with 400 color images. With superb materials (wood and metal) and a lot of detail inside and out.
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||39 x 12.5 x 26 cm|
|Tools Required||Wood glue, thinners, brushes, tools and paint|
|Contents||The kit contains materials for the leather finish, working lights,
opening doors and working suspension.
Includes building instructions with more than 400 color photos!