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Online mikemill

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19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« on: September 14, 2020, 03:16:09 PM »
I have always admired horse drawn vehicles and have built several models over the years.

I found some drawings for this 1/8 scale gig online, the model is 14in long 8in wide and 9in high, the wheels are 6in dia, a nice size to work on.

As the wheels are quite fine in section, I thought it would be difficult to make them in the tradional way, so I opted for acrylic. The rim is turned as one piece and the spokes are tuned from square section, then pinned in place before gluing, the tyre is 4mm O-ring material, the body is made from styrene, and the metal work from brass.

A different challenge from building engines!

Mike



Offline gbritnell

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Re: 19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2020, 03:32:20 PM »
Wow! Outstanding job.
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Offline Don1966

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Re: 19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2020, 10:00:01 PM »
Awesome job and details Mike and I am found of carriages also. I was born and raised on a farm picking cotton and digging potatoes. Brings back memories of my old aunt that drove a horse and buggy till the day she died.


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 Don

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Re: 19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2020, 10:19:31 PM »
It looks amazing - both in detail and appearance :praise2:

Per

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Re: 19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2020, 10:39:24 PM »
Lovely pristine workmanship Mike and a very different subject matter to boot  :praise2:

A great result indeed.

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Re: 19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 11:56:34 PM »
 :ThumbsUp:
 I really enjoy seeing these "different" kinds of projects here!

 Real nice work Mike!

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Re: 19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 12:37:06 AM »
Outstanding!
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Offline Dave Otto

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Re: 19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2020, 12:47:38 AM »
Wow, that is beautiful Mike!

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Re: 19th Century Horse Drawn Gig
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 09:42:05 AM »
Thanks for your kind remarks, it is refreshing to tackle a different subject and most enjoyable.

Mike