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Sleigh, Two-Seat (TL5)

Sleighs of this kind were made during the period from the 1830s to the early 1900s in upstate New York. The sleigh has a high back and was primarily built for comfort and reliability.

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 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 +1, two Skids -2.

Powertrain: ST 40 horse generating 0.8 kW.

Occupancy: 2 XRPS

Cargo: 0 cf.

 

Armor: 2/2W overall

 

Equipment:

Body: Luxury interior.

 

Statistics:

Size: 6.75'x3.5'x4' Payload: 0.2 tons Lwt.: 0.42 tons

Volume: 40.5 cf. Maint.: 266 hours Price: $5,650

 

HT: 5. HPs: 27 Body, 7 each Skid.

 

gSpeed: 8 gAccel: 1 gDecel: 5 gMR: 1 gSR: 3

Ground Pressure Very Low. 1/2 Off-Road speed.

 

Design Notes:

This sleigh was designed as 2 exposed roomy 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 439 lbs.

 

From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic