Ivan Collins Plans
These plans were drawn by Ivan Collins and reproduced by the Oregon
Historical Society in Portland, Oregon. These would be better for the model
makers - but they would only offer a proportionate guideline for people
building a full size vehicle. Most of these plans are on a 1/8th scale and
are for non-commercial use only. There is also a great book with color
photos of this collection called "Historical Vehicles in Miniature". See the
book list for
Making Model Horse Drawn Vehicles.
Southwest Wagon & Wheel
Plans These plans are on 8 X 11" sheets with written
specs & construction data for building full size vehicles. The plans were
revised by Southwest Wagon & Wheel Works from copies of the Carriage
Monthly, one of the vehicle builder's trade publication from the late 1800's
and early 1900's. I am the exclusive source for these plans.
Teitge These plans are
drafted from the traditional vehicles. There are scale drawings with full
size dimensions. There are now 9 vehicle plans including the Meadowbrook
Cart, Buckboard, Mud Wagon and other horse-drawn vehicles.
Many of these plans were taken out of the old trade journals for building
full size vehicles and some were drawn for the model maker. There is a lot
of detail in each set and there is a big variety of vehicle plans.
Page 2 for more of the English vehicle
Page 3 of Thompson's plans.
for English plows and farm implements
Wagonmaster Even though these
were designed for model vehicles, the plans are so detailed they would make
a great guideline for building a full size horse drawn vehicle. They show
every nut, bolt and board.
Books with the plans and templates to help you build display wheels, wagons
and western memorabilia. These are for display ONLY! Not for use with
The 20 Mule Team Borax Wagons
Drawn by James Sherman - Master Modeler. Here is an awesome set of plans on
13 pages showing the blueprints of the borax wagons and water wagon
Civil War Era Artillery for the Land Service
for the United States -
these plans are bound plans in a book format with details for the Caisson, Field
guns, Limber, Traveling Forge and more - from the Ordnance Department
Army Covered Wagon
for Six Mules- Civil War Era. This set of plans is on 2 large sheets of paper about 32" long and about
24 inches wide. They were hand-drawn and use to build a full size Escort
wagon. These are rolled and mailed in a tube or you may order them folded. I
will also include the instructions for building this vehicle taken from the
Army Quartermaster requirements. I retyped it in a larger print size for
Carriage made plans for making a model Amish Family Carriage and
a Landau. These are for 1/12th scale models.
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