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Old Wagons

Started by Scratchman, April 14, 2010, 03:56:20 PM

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These are part of the static display at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum in Thomaston, Maine.


Here's a wagon I found in Tonopah, Nevada.

Gordon Birrell



Isn't that what they used to bring the bikini clad beauties to Uncle Russ's?


Quote from: chester on October 07, 2010, 05:42:35 PM
Isn't that what they used to bring the bikini clad beauties to Uncle Russ's?
.. apparently. It .. WOULD .. keep them from escaping en route. Similar to taking someone to a hanging I imagine.
Ed Traxler

Lugoff, Camden & Northern RR

Socrates: "I drank WHAT?"


They used those open air wagons in the old days. Now they arrive in plush, air conditioned buses. Oh, the sacrifices I make to keep those beautiful bikini girls satisfied ....  -- ssuR


Chester & Gordon

Great pictures!!

And Russ stop the day dreaming will you ;D

Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food?
George Carlin


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.
Dave Mason
D&GRR (Dunstead & Granford) in On30
"A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both."~Dwight D. Eisenhower


A buckboard is a four-wheel open carriage with the seat or seats attached to a flexible board running between the front and rear axles.

Gordon Birrell  


Your right Dave, these three wagons are box or spring wagons.

Frederic Testard

Frederic Testard

gin sot

Loading watermelons from a wagon into a ventilated boxcar, somewhere in North Carolina, 1928.  Looks like the print is reversed.


great photos. like old wagons and mules and such
gary wise

Ray Dunakin

Looks like that wagon must have had a fairly fancy paint job when it was new.
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I'd figure something like this Ivan Collins model.   Not really my area of expertise, but I guess a nice paint job would have been typical for a new wagon, as many commonplace things of that era were ornamented with paint and trim.     



Here's a couple of sites devoted to this form of modelling


Then go to the forum and check out the "Progression of a Model" section, there's a few eye openers in there.