The San Francisco cable car system is the world's last manually operated system in the US and is among the most famous tourist attractions in the city along with Alcatraz Island and Fisherman's Wharf. Cable cars operate on two routes from downtown near Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf and a third route along California Street.
The beach buggy is a special type of vehicle specifically designed for use on beaches. They normally feature rear-mounted engines that transfers a high proportion of the weight to the rear-drive wheels for extra traction plus small wheels and thin tires, to help facilitate movement across the sand.
The Steam Locomotive is a train that produces its power from a steam engine. The train must carry its water either in the locomotive itself or in an attached car behind the locomotive. The steam is produced by burning coal, wood or oil. Steam engines dominated railway transportation from the early 19th century through the middle of the 20th century.
The Ford Model T was the first automobile mass produced on moving assembly lines with completely interchangeable parts, marketed to the middle class. This car had 2 forward gears, a 20 horsepower engine and no driver doors.
Is a simple open vehicle with two very large driving wheels on an axle below and slightly behind a single seat with the engine in front of the driver and two steerable wheels below the engine compartment. This basic design has remained unchanged for many years.
Ushered in a new class of automobile known as the pony car. Its revolutionary design featuring the long hood and short deck proved wildly popular and according to Ford, 22,000 orders were taken the day it debuted. The Mustang featured a base 170-cubic inch six-cylinder engine with a three-speed floor shift transmission, full wheel covers, bucket seats, carpeting, and a padded dash all for a base retail price of $2,320. An optional 260-cubic inch V-8 engine was also available.
Is a crane that is mounted on top of a tracked vehicle. They all feature large counterweights set on the back of the crane that allows them to lift and move very heavy loads without tipping over. Their lifting capacity ranges from 30 to 3000 tons.
Golf Carts are designed to carry golf bags with clubs which eliminates the need for golfers to carry their own clubs or hire a caddy. However, today’s golf carts are also used for transportation in many communities where motor vehicles are restricted.
• 3 different color models included.
• Easy to build.
• 3 models provide back up for the beginner in case of assembly problems.
• A nice set of Golf Carts when completed.
Fire engines are specifically designed to fight fires and often include a larger telescopic-ladder mounted on a turntable at the back of the truck's chassis. Most also include a water tank with an onboard pump, a fire hose, an aerial ladder and multiple ground ladders.
Vespa - is an Italian brand motor scooter manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The scooter was first launched in 1946 and by 1960 more than 2 million had been sold. This classic scooter received its greatest sales promo from the feature film Roman Holiday in which Audrey Hepburn was filmed riding side saddle through Rome on Gregory Peck’s Vespa.
Is a family of electric trams built between 1923 and 1956. In total 752 trams were built. A small fleet continues to operate on the tramway network of Melbourne. The W-class tram has become a cultural icon and those that remain in Melbourne are classified by the National Trust of Australia.
Is the birthplace of America. The Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution were both debated and signed inside this building. Also, George Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 1775 and the Articles of Confederation were adopted in 1781.
During the late Middle Ages as armored protection for knights became more effective, their mounts became targets. Barding was developed in response to this vulnerability, The armor consisted mainly of plate armor and hardened leather.
The plate armor used for this model is associated with the knights of the European Late Middle Ages. By about 1400 AD, the full harness of plate armor had been developed which allowed heavy cavalry to dominate the battlefield for more than a century.
This model is an example of some of the most magnificent and iconic armor from ancient China. It was worn by the Dahan General, a group of some 1,500 guardians that belonged to the army of the secret service of the Ming Dynasty. Their task was to protect the emperor and the dynasty.
This model is a replica of the armor worn by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the preeminent daimyo, warrior, general, samurai, and politician of the Sengoku period and is regarded as Japan's second "great unifier”.