Wooden coal cart - advice needed

What is your latest project?
User avatar
FWLR
Driver
Driver
Posts: 2406
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:45 am
Location: Preston, Lancashire, UK

Re: Wooden coal cart - advice needed

Post by FWLR » Fri May 24, 2019 10:28 am

Hi Rik, would this horse not do for your cart. most coal delivery carts, well the three that operated were I was brought up used these a lot.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Schleich-13831 ... 52&sr=8-11


Just in case you can't see the link mate

51tygQ4RO1L.jpg


On the sealer side Rik, you don't need to use a lot of it and it does allow you to still see any grain, plus it is a kind of weather proof also. It won't allow any slight damp to get in.

Just a thought to keep in mind mate. :idea:
Rod

Life is so easy when I run my trains. :thumbright:

πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒ

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 41&t=11364

User avatar
FWLR
Driver
Driver
Posts: 2406
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:45 am
Location: Preston, Lancashire, UK

Re: Wooden coal cart - advice needed

Post by FWLR » Fri May 24, 2019 11:12 am

Also Rik, I have found a few photos of some horse's with tack. You can see how the size of horse depends on what type of tack used.

IMG_1951.JPG
GroundUp-cart-horses-MAIN-PHOTO.jpg
41C9kr7aBAL._SL500_AC_SS350_.jpg
1337191284uploadTextilesObjectsDUNIH2010.40.1.2.JPG

I found that photo of how a horse is tacked mate..... :roll:

fullsizeoutput_15f7.jpeg

This is the site......

https://www.google.com/search?q=model+c ... JjM:&vet=1


My Dad used to show carts. He had a full size Stage Coach and also a Flat Cart has well as a 4 sided Wagon. He used to run the Coach four in hand, the Flat with a single and the 4 sided with two in hand.


I really hope this helps.
Rod

Life is so easy when I run my trains. :thumbright:

πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒ

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 41&t=11364

User avatar
ge_rik
Driver
Driver
Posts: 2795
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:20 pm
Location: Cheshire
Contact:

Re: Wooden coal cart - advice needed

Post by ge_rik » Sat May 25, 2019 6:26 am

Lots of useful info here, Rod. Thanks. Trying to decide what to use for making the tack. Maybe some sort of thin leatherette.

Rik
------------------------
Peckforton Light Railway - Blog Facebook Youtube

User avatar
FWLR
Driver
Driver
Posts: 2406
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:45 am
Location: Preston, Lancashire, UK

Re: Wooden coal cart - advice needed

Post by FWLR » Sat May 25, 2019 6:33 am

Thats easy enough to work with I would suppose. You could use those round headed brass pins you can get. Peening them at the back so they are moveable. But you may find something better. Not at my best 1st thing in the morning..... :roll: :roll:
Rod

Life is so easy when I run my trains. :thumbright:

πŸš‚πŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒπŸšƒ

https://gardenrails.org/forum/viewtopic ... 41&t=11364

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests