Looks like there is a gear set behind the odd-shaped green cover above the wheels, better seen in the second pic. No idea what the "rods" may be. Hopefully NOT to keep the wheels from wandering around!
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I think it is beautiful! The design evolved, with chain drives and gear drives like that one. I have a later model, a favorite of mine, in mind for a model.
I think the 'tie rods' are stabilizers. The huge gears behind the wheels would make quite a thrust on the wheels and the rods would counter act that.
Sir Vincent is the one I want to model and this pic shows a clear view of the gears.
Last edited on Fri Apr 17th, 2015 10:54 am by NevadaBlue