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« Reply #180 on: August 09, 2012, 04:26:59 PM »

Hi,

New here. My favorite subject, wagons. Have enjoyed the postings so far, hope to see more.  Want to test posting photos.  Here are some wagon thumbnail details that might be helpful if you want lots of detail in your model.
Click on photo to enlarge.
  Thanks all, Bill  (sometimes on yahoo aka Hank)
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« Reply #181 on: August 09, 2012, 05:14:04 PM »

Nice Photo pages Hank.   What publication did they come from?   I might like to get a copy.
Oh, and welcome to the forum.
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« Reply #182 on: August 09, 2012, 05:47:03 PM »

Nice Photo pages Hank.   What publication did they come from?   I might like to get a copy.
Oh, and welcome to the forum.

American Horse-Drawn Vehicles by Jack D. Rittenhouse.  It has over two hundred pictures of horse drawn vehicles I bought  my copy is from the late 1960s so not sure it is in print any more.
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« Reply #183 on: August 09, 2012, 07:39:15 PM »

Buckboards, as I remember them, always had sides.   I suppose there's exceptions as always.   It seems the Wikki site and others use a very loose interpretation of the word and images range all over the place.
Generally a buckboard is a short farm vehicle with one or two seats.   It is NOT a farm wagon so to speak.

Actually these are spring wagons, a light wagon used much like the modern pickup.  Extra seats could be added so they could be used much like a stage coach.  Gus built a very fine, high detailed 1/8th scale model of one shown a few pages back.
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« Reply #184 on: August 09, 2012, 09:12:54 PM »

Hello All,
I have spent hours browsing this forum and I can't find an end or bottom to the variety of talent here.

I guess I should introduce myself.  I'm Bill Hudson, I'm 80+ years old and a very long time modeler. I work in several scales and in several varieties of models but mostly in Horse Drawn Vehicles.  I work mostly in 1/12th scale but my favorite is 1/8th scale (display space in this scale is the real problem).  In the late 1950s and into the 60s I spent a lot of my spare time hanging around Ivan Collins studio and museum. I guess that is where I got bitten by the high detail scale modeling bug. Years later I had the privilege to repair some of Ivan's models for the Oregon Historical Society Museum In Portland, Oregon where they are now housed.  I also have worked in 1/48th scale mostly in white metal casting kits for horse drawn logging.  I was known as The Hudson Carriage Co.  I produced my own patterns and castings and also cast much of Bill Roy's early kits too.  My kits were logging high wheels kit with horses, eight wheel wagon kit, horses and some logging figures, a Fresno scraper, and a pan scraper.  After i had a heart attack I had to give up the casting.  I gave all my molds and kit supplies to Bill.  He worked under the name of Mckenzie Iron and Steel.  Bill recently passed away and has left a large hole in my friendship list. I still find myself reaching for the phone to chat with him.  

I also build miniatures for collectors.  You can see a video of some of them filmed by Oregon Public Broadcasting and shown on Oregon Art Beat.  The URL is below my name in my signature.  I also spent 14 years flying back to Maine to teach a week of class in building miniatures focused mostly around wheeled toys in 1/12th scale. I also designed and built the patterns for a Destroyer Escort model ship for Bluejacket Ship Crafters in Main. There isn't/wasn't enough time in this one life time to also go off any farther into ship models too.  

Y'all have the very fine resource of modeling genius in Greenie here but if I can help with American vehicles feel free to ask and I will try to find an answer.  Below is a shelf of some of my models I have kept for myself.  Most are in 1/8th scale. Click on the picture to enlarge.

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Below are some detail close ups of the logging sled.

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« Reply #185 on: August 14, 2012, 12:34:36 PM »

Good reference photos, thanks.

Here's a series of photos of really nice wagon models photographed in 1945 for Life Magazine

http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=eafb4168239b8fff&q=wagon%20source:life&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dwagon%2Bsource:life%26hl%3Den%26gbv%3D2%26ie%3DUTF-8%26tbs%3Disch:1#

Notice the photo of the builder, shows what a master craftsman can do with low tech on his kitchen table!

Dave

I was quite fortunate to have had the privilege from 1958-1976 to spend many hours in Ivan's Museum of Miniature Wagons.  I learned a lot from Ivan.   Ivan was very fine man and good at sharing techniques with me although I never was allowed to do any work in his well kept shop.
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« Reply #186 on: August 15, 2012, 11:55:47 PM »

Welcome aboard, Bill! Great stuff there, I especially like the very realistic weathering on the logging sled.
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« Reply #187 on: September 20, 2012, 09:21:12 PM »

here"s some neat photos.
http://www.steampicturelibrary.com/r2/horse_drawn_vehicles/photo/7761.html
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« Reply #188 on: June 17, 2013, 10:38:02 PM »

Here's two more wagon photos.





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« Reply #189 on: June 22, 2013, 09:41:10 PM »

This wagon was new this year at the antique power show.





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« Reply #190 on: June 22, 2013, 09:55:50 PM »

 Kids wagon.



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« Reply #191 on: August 04, 2013, 01:10:20 AM »

The buggy is at a museum in Delta, Utah. The unusual wheel are in Wanship, Utah. The photos were taken on day trips with two of my grand kids. the museum in Delta had some great antique.





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« Reply #192 on: August 20, 2013, 09:42:19 AM »

Green with yellow wheels must have been popular, I've seen several old wagons with that color combination.

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« Reply #193 on: August 20, 2013, 10:58:29 AM »

I've never been to Delta Gordon, is it worth visiting?  Are there a lot of interesting old things to see there?

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« Reply #194 on: August 27, 2013, 06:39:15 PM »

David, there's  a lot of farm stuff, a Case steam tractor in the park and I found these two fire trucks in the town of Deseret.





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