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Model maker seeks photos of Model R 1913
« on: 16 May 2006 at 10:08 »
Received this email from "Big Bear" - a French model maker...

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Hello

I am a French model maker and I seek photographs of Model R (1913) Douglas Motorcycle to produce a model with the 1/35 scale.
Can you help me to find various sights detailed of this motor bike.

Cordially

There's probably photos of this model already in the Forum - it's just a matter olf finding them and posting them here.

If you would like to help this model maker, please post photos or links here and I'll direct Big Bear to this thread.

You can visit his website here - http://www.amv83.net/

thanks, Dave
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Re: Model maker seeks photos of Model R 1913
« Reply #1 on: 17 May 2006 at 20:26 »
Don't know if this is a Model R, but it says it's a 1913.

https://www.douglasmotorcycles.net/index.php/topic,344.html

1913 Model - Birdwood Museum



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Re: Model maker seeks photos of Model R 1913
« Reply #2 on: 18 May 2006 at 01:33 »
I couldnt find a model r im my books but here are some pics of the era



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Re: Model maker seeks photos of Model R 1913
« Reply #3 on: 18 May 2006 at 11:43 »
Don't know if this is a Model R, but it says it's a 1913.

This bike was displayed at the Birdwood Museum as a model 'O' - perhaps Doug or Chris can comment?

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Re: Model maker seeks photos of Model R 1913
« Reply #4 on: 18 May 2006 at 15:09 »
I believe that the Birdwood museum exhibit is a 500cc 3.1/2 hp. model i.e. the predecessor of the more common 600cc 4hp.

The first picture shown by Trevorp is also not a 1910 model but a later 2.3/4hp. The 1910 model is very similar to the 1911 model shown except that the rear fork on the 1910 extends back from the bottom frame tube instead of between the two frame tubes. There are other minor differences such as lack of a cast alloy cover over the timing gear on the flywheel side of the engine, sharp edges on the fuel tank, filler caps on the other side etc.

Interestingly the 1911 model shown is fitted with the very rare two speed gearbox. This was available as an after purchase bolt on "extra" and differs from the usual 2.3/4hp two speed gearbox in that the input and output are on the same side of the gearbox.

This gets us no closer to knowing what a model 'R' looks like. I also cannot find an illustration of this model, only a listing that says that a model R was made in 1913.

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Re: Model maker seeks photos of Model R 1913
« Reply #5 on: 18 May 2006 at 23:08 »
Yes, definitely the Birdwood machine shown above is not a 2-3/4hp.

Here are a few images of a Model R, from the 1913 catalog, plus some other illustration extracts from the same source. Not not all these other illustrations are specifically for the model R, but most are, or of features shared in common with the R. The R was the top of the line model that year.



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Re: Model maker seeks photos of Model R 1913
« Reply #6 on: 19 May 2006 at 06:27 »
Excellent set of pictures Doug. I've never made a model, but they look ideal to me.

Dave

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Re: Model maker seeks photos of Model R 1913
« Reply #7 on: 19 May 2006 at 10:15 »
52 quid eh!  If there are any left I will take one! :lol: