A curious item in Portmeirion, this old stagecoach sat for many years at the seating area between the Ship Shop and the Trinity cottage. It can be seen in the background there in some episodes of The Prisoner, most notably in Arrival when the Prisoner calls for a taxi at the information board.
It was, at some point, moved to the reception area where it remained until 1988 when it was renovated and returned to its original place.
Sadly, the stagecoach is no longer at Portmeirion as it eventually fell into disrepair and was left to quitely rot away.
There is little documentation of the stagecoach, so I am indebted to Max Hora's The Prisoner of Portmeirion for the information, and Bill Sherren for the photograph (shown at right) which dates from 1981.
|I was inspired to build the stagecoach after discovering four large red spoked wheels in my wheels bag. These wheels appeared in the mid 1970's as part of a range of large-scale and highly detailed "hobby sets". An example of such is set #390 1913 Cadillac which may look somewhat crude by today's standards but still retains an elegance over thirty years after its release.|
Please read the Building Notes for further explanation.
- Seating for four minifigs plus driver.
- Space for luggage.
- Removable roof.
|Size:||9 studs × 19 studs × 10 bricks
68mm × 145mm × 93mm