Draft Horse books
Carriage Driving books
Carriages & Wagons for sale
||Making a Peddler's Sleigh Model: A Tutorial by
Richard E. Mason This is a wonderful clear, step by step tutorial
with scale drawings and all the information you would need to build each
part of this model. Very well done, 74 pages, 8 ½ x 9", comb binding.
Color cover and color last page, 130 black and white photos, 25
diagrams, 1:10 scale. New book!
$28.00 complete with plans and step by step instructions.
||Making Model Carriages This is a wonderful source of
information for carriages and carts showing the undercarriage, frame, gears,
springs and a section on building model wheels. Color photos throughout
showing the Coronation Coach, a variety of model vehicles, the Wells Fargo
coach and how to build it and other vehicles, including the Wagonette, brougham,
wheels and more.104 pages, soft cover, spiral binding. 8 ¼ X 11¾"
||Making Model Gypsy Caravans This is the best resource
for information on a variety of gypsy vehicles. It is well illustrated
and has a few small plans for several vehicles. You can see inside, outside
and underneath these decorative wagons.109 pages spiral bound. soft cover.
8 ¼ X 11¾"
||Making Model Horse Drawn Vehicles This book covers
more of the English vehicles including plans for the Governess Cart, Haywain, Monmouthshire Waggon, model wheel construction, and more. 94 pages, soft
cover. 8 ¼ X 11¾"
||Wheel Construction. Step by step instruction chart
to help build authentic six segment scale wheels. The method is based on
the use of a simple lathe, but a bench mounted drill could be used with
a few simple jigs. You are going to ask what is the difference between
the two charts - and I just can't tell you any more than it looks like the
JT206 has more detail than the 1514P. They both will help you build
an authentic model wheel with the 6 segment felloes.
$6 + s/h $2
||Model Cart Wheels. This plan
shows construction details (six segment) for building am authentic looking
wagon wheel. Shows how to make simple drilling jig for spokes - for any
1514P $4 + s/h $2
||The Carriage and Waggon Handbook, John Thompson.
this was his catalog of books and plans, most of the plans are available
on John Thompson plans
||Wooden Mini Wheels. This is a how to book for making
wooden wheels for 3", 4", 5" & 6" wheels for model horse drawn vehicles.
Traceable patterns. You can click on the picture for a larger view. 8 1/2"
x 9" spiral bound.
$21.95 - These may go out of print soon
||Model Stage Coach.
Patterns, templates and step by step build for building a wooden model
stage coach. You may want to get the book - "Wooden Mini Wheels" to make
$12.95 These may go out of print soon
||Also see Windyhill Woods
for more model or display vehicle patterns.
Historical Vehicles in Miniature the genius of Ivan
Collins. by Ron Brentano and printed by the Oregon Historical Society
Press. All color photos of many of the miniature vehicles built by Ivan
Collins. Many of these plans are for sale - click on
Ivan Collins Plans.104
pages. Soft cover. The collection of model vehicles made by Mr. Collins
is on display at the Historical Society in Portland, Oregon.
| The books below by John Thompson and are 7 ½" X 9 ¾".
They contain valuable information for vehicle builders and model makers.
The first two would be good books for any vehicle builder.
||Horse-Drawn Carriage Construction. Methods of building
vehicles from the structure, lumber to us and painting tips.76 pages.
||Horse-Drawn Carriages. 19th Century carriages,
plans, illustrations and ads from the trade journals in England. 100 pages.
||Horse-Drawn Farm Vehicles Plans and illustrations
for the English style farm wagons and carts. 78 pages
||Horse-Drawn Trade Vehicles Illustrations
and a few plans for a variety of vehicles taken from the trade journals
in England around 1894, 64 pages
||Wheelwright's Trade Although this book
is not on the model wheels it is still a great reference book on how the
wheels were made, timber used, repairs and tools of the trade. 72 pages.
Shipping and Handling is $7 for one book and $2 for each additional book.