View Full Version : Horse drawn "Christie" style Steam Pumper Fire Engine

Don Garrett
11-08-12, 02:39 PM
Test post.........it's going to be a while before I can get into this build.
The stage is yours Ken..........let's get the ball rolling.

11-08-12, 04:15 PM
Adding a gallery for you also bud.


11-08-12, 05:47 PM

Great to see it up and running for now. To get started here is an interesting link that will show you the various types of vehicles. For the car guys you may recognize some of the terms and see where some of the early cars evolved from. Just click on the name to see the type.

CAAOnline: Carriage Tour (http://www.caaonline.com/caa_content.asp?PageType=Dept&Key=15)

Ken 1gramps1

11-13-12, 01:24 AM
I am so chomping @ the bits over this one...........and looking forward to Model Expo kitting your latest creation, oh by the way, the shape of the spokes whither egg shape or not is not no big issue to me, you interpret however you wish.(Mtn Buggy)

Don Garrett
11-13-12, 12:38 PM
Appreciate your input Ricky, you're right about the spokes and all.
After all these things were built by hand just a "tad" before my first Birthday and like Duesenbergs no 2 were exactly alike.
Although someone might be working from a set of plans that doesn't mean that one guys spokes would be exactly the same from one day to next. They weren't cut by a 'puter on a state of the art CNC rig.
One craftsman to the next each had their own way of doing things.
An exact replica could be done of one particular wagon but to assume that every single wagon in a particular style would be dead nut the same from one to another is simply asinine.