Did you know that the winner of the Tour de France 2019 British cycling team Team INEOS (GBr) received 799,200 €? And in total there were prizes in the amount of 2 245 800 €? I did not know. Now I look at cyclists a little differently.
But such a rich life was not always with them. There were bad years when they wanted to eat but did not leave the bike. The bicycle fed them, or rather, bicycle taxis.
One of the options that the French MK35 recreated in resin.
A089 Bicycle taxi
There were more remarkable designs, including tandem
The idea of a bicycle trailer is still alive. Now many different types and modifications are produced.
In these designs, the bicycle was used unchanged: the trailer unhooked – and again you are a free bird. But there were more specialized designs – rickshaws. Until now, the word “rickshaw” for me has been exclusively oriental – both in origin and application.
Nevertheless, it turned out that there were rickshaws in European countries.
but also not from a good life. Polish ToRo Model has released a series of sets allowing you to recreate the atmosphere of Warsaw 40s of the last century
35028 Bike rickshaw
35F106 The Forties – Rickshaw driver
35F130 The Forties – Woman in a hat
35F131 The Forties – Woman getting into a rickshaw
35F134 The Forties – Bike rickshaw with passengers
But rickshaws were exclusively for military purposes. What convinces us the set from the Dutch Crossroads Scalemodels
CRV0001 German Cargo bike
and her successors Scale Line
256 German soldiers on a tricycle
Except on Scalemates, I did not find any references to these sets. Honestly, the prototypes are also empty.
If necessary, you can take advantage of the experience of an oldjoker colleague who built a wagon based on Tamiya‘s set of German field cuisine
Or buy ready-made carts of the Hong Kong company Tiny
107 Die-cast Model Car – Rickshaw
ATC35016a City Alloy Car — Rickshaw Lian Hongbo Portrait
But apart from the scale, they do not suit us at all, therefore I cite only here as information.