Author Topic: Aviattic Marienfelde Lorry (1:32) Build Log  (Read 3605 times)

Offline JamesAPrattIII

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Re: Aviattic Marienfelde Lorry (1:32) Build Log
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2016, 10:13:52 AM »
There is a picture in a old issue of OTF that shows a German car with RHD

In the discussion of the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand the car he was riding in when he was murdered had RHD. It seems some European luxury car makers made their cars with RHD in the pre WWI period so the driver could get out and open the door for the passengers without having to run around the front of the car.

Offline Tony Haycock

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Re: Aviattic Marienfelde Lorry (1:32) Build Log
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2016, 08:01:40 PM »
My 1915 Peugeot, ex-military, possibly ambulance  is RHD - they all were.

I've just come back from France and looked at a 1928 Renault the same as the one I am doing, and that was RHD as well

Offline Flugzeugwerke

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Re: Aviattic Marienfelde Lorry (1:32) Build Log
« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2016, 10:22:39 PM »
The convention that the driver sits closest to the centerline is something that evolved gradually, like the arrangement of floor pedals. Remember that in 1917 motor vehicles were still in their infancy! Things that we take for granted today just were not fully worked out.

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Re: Aviattic Marienfelde Lorry (1:32) Build Log
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2017, 12:04:19 AM »
My guess is that most brass era vehicles were right hand drive had to do with placement of the gear lever to the right of the transmission.