This motorcycle, produced in 1911, takes an intermediate form between the early (1904-1908) motorised bicycles and the classic motorcycles of the 1920s. It still has the leather belt drive and bicycle-pedal starting system of the early years, but has already lost much of the ad hoc nature of the ancillary equipment, and has gained a certain elegance. Five models were produced in 1911 - four singles, with combinations of battery or magneto ignition and 28" or 26" wheels, and a V-Twin. The paper model represents the single with magneto ignition and 28" wheels (Model 7A), but has additional parts to construct the battery ignition Model 7.
The kit consists of two PDF files:
|a 20-page file of parts,|
|a 10-page file of instructions (in English only).|
The scale is 1:7, producing a model approximately 300mm x 80mm x 150mm (12" x 3" x 6"). There are just over 400 parts. My build was to half this scale, to match the rest of my motorcycle models.
In December 2012 I have revised the model slightly, and the downloadable files are now of this revised version 1.1. The changes are:
|minor adjustments to the engine, to make it easier to fit in the frame|
|corrected line width on page B3|
|position of sleeves marked on handlebars|
|modified saddle position|
|additional page of parts for making the battery ignition Model 7|
|additional instructions for the battery ignition Model 7|
|some typographical errors in instructions corrected|