Sleigh, Four-Seat (TL5)

This sleigh is modeled on a design from one built in New York in 1878. It is beautiful, compact, and well proportioned. It is striped with plain colors in as neat and simple a manner as possible. The trimming is a little more elaborate with tufted upholstery.

The sleigh is constructed from oak and ash wood, which are steam bent for the running gear. Poplar and other soft woods are used for the body. The iron stays and scrolled runners are hand forged. The seat and carpet are velour. The eagle heads are hand molded. Multiple coats of paint produce the deep luster of the old carriages and sleighs. The striping and fine lining are done by hand. A hand painted scene of the owner's choice can be placed on the back panel of the sleigh.


Subassemblies: Body +2, two Skids +0.

Powertrain: ST 40 horse generating 0.8 kW.

Occupancy: 2 XRPS, 2XNPS

Cargo: 0 cf.


Armor: 2/2W overall



Body: Luxury interior.



Size: 8'x3.5'x4' Payload: 0.4 tons Lwt.: 0.74 tons

Volume: 71 cf. Maint.: 190 hours Price: $11,071


HT: 5. HPs: 39 Body, 11 each Skid.


gSpeed: 6 gAccel: 1 gDecel: 5 gMR: 1 gSR: 3

Ground Pressure Low. 1/3 Off-Road speed.


Design Notes:

This sleigh was designed as 2 exposed roomy seats and 2 exposed normal seats on skids. The single horse is attached using a whiffletree harness. Structure is Extra Light, with Expensive materials. Armor is DR 2 Expensive Wood. Empty weight is 674 lbs. With only two passengers on board, Ground Pressure becomes Very Low with Off-Road speed.


From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic