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  1. With respect, your own words ------------------------------ Battered and worn Model T ford Diorama Possibly rename it as a "A dusty T model Ford", would be far more appropriate. Psst, better stop digging, the hole you got is deep enough now, might be even better if you just hand the shovel over, eh ?
  2. Sorry, I have to disagree with that comment. Your own description of your model states ---------------------- Battered and worn Model T ford Diorama So what's the definition of the word ---- "battered" So where's the "battered " bits, everything is still looking brand new, no dents or rust, only it's got a bit dusty. Sorry, ------- your description
  3. After building that very same model, I have to ask this, ------------- what is and where are the worn out bits ? OK, you have dusted it up a tad, BUT, it's still exactly the same as it came out of the box, with all the bit's looking virtually brand new. Something with the description of "worn out" should at the bare minimum, have at least a flat tyre, or broken windscreen, possibly even some torn upholstery, maybe the radiator has a hole or two ---- Sorry for being critical, but to me it sure does LACK the worn out look, it's a brand new car that just got a bit du
  4. For enamel paint why not use the most tried and true thinner that's been used over the centuries. It called Mineral Turps and would be far cheaper to buy 2 or 3 liters of Mineral Turps than some H-O-T thinner that could eat into polystyrene. It never eats into the polystyrene either, not like H-O-T thinners can do. For lousy acrylic snot, just use water, far cheaper than thinners will ever be. -------
  5. G'day Steve, the pinstriping on the "dunny Cart" would have been about the bare minimum of striping allowed, before it left the manufacturing premises. Some vehicles had a plethora of striping on them, some had the bare minimum -----------------
  6. Suppose it is completely different to all the other stuff shown on here, but, it was all part of life back then, eh.
  7. If the lid was put on properly, then there was no spillage, what those unsung heroes had to watch out for was if the bottom of the pan was a bit on the weak side. If it was a tad weak, then when the full pan was hoisted upon the head, the bottom caved in and they were covered in that stuff for the rest of the day. There is an old saying in Australia about something that if it's squashed flat ----------- then it's "flatter than a dunny carters hat".
  8. Nah, the horse apples were left on the road for those that used to grow roses, those bods/souls would swear by this stuff that it improved the roses perfume.
  9. Now here’s a model that you will not see everyday, it has nothing to do with “shooting or death, at all”, this is all about what the living needed and required many years ago. Had a look thru all the Horse Drawn Vehicle working drawings that I have and this kind of stood out on it’s own. I don’t think that there would have been too many of these ever made as a model either, not like a lot of plastic models where there are 5 million of the same plastic thingy scattered around the world. It is a 1/12th scale model of a Sanitary Waggon, all totally scratchbuilt
  10. Thanks to one and all who have replied to this thread, much appreciated. Cuppa-joe, I think you would have to convince the owner/moderator of this site, to make that sort of a change and add another forum to the site, hhmmmm, ---- Have you had a look at the other stuff I have added at all, there is some very different stuff that I have made with-in this forum ?
  11. So much for 2020, think this about sums up what a year it's been, eh. ------
  12. G'day Pete, I cut the perspex in the lathe, I have made a jig so as to be able to do each one separately, works a treat too. Or if you had a milling machine, then you could do them on a rotary table. Forgot to add this pic, so better late than not at all, eh.
  13. It works very easily, just pull the tailboard out, flip the lever and tell the horse to back up, once he starts to back up, stop him and the tray just tilts and "bobs your uncle", eh. These Tip Drays were used very extensively, would have been about the most common vehicle between 1850 and 1910, they were everywhere.
  14. Contractors Tipping Dray, made to 1/12th scale, from the drawings of J.E.Bishop, printed in the Australasian Coachbuilder and Wheelwright, Sept 1911. This type of vehicle was responsible for building Australia, it was a very common vehicle and was used extensively on construction work and on farms as well, for shifting material from one place to another. Normally used with one horse, but could be used with two horses, if required, in tandem. Everything works on the model as per a full sized vehicle. Constructed from timber, Tasmanian Myrtle, as this
  15. G’day Pete, that sort of seating arrangement on the full sized vehicle at the Cobb & Co museum at Toowoomba, is called a “Knife-board Seat” Omnibus. There were two varieties of seating for Double Decker Omnibuses, the first is a “Knife board Seat Omnibus”, which had the upstairs seating running front to the back of the Omnibus and seating each side, the second type is called a “Garden Seat Omnibus” which had an aisle up the middle and seating of to each side. Be buggered if I can tell you where the name of Knife Board Seating came from, can understand why the Garden Seat Omni
  16. Thank you to everybody who has left a comment -----------------------
  17. I only make the Scale Model Horse Drawn Vehicles, if I added a horse or two, then I would have to do the correct harness as well and here’s where it gets a bit awkward. There are a multitude of varieties of harness and one mistake somebody will pick up on it, then when you have done the harness work, you would have to introduce persons as well. Much easier to concentrate on making a Scale Model Horse Drawn Vehicle as close to ’hysterically possible’ that I can, ONCE it’s painted, then who can tell what’s under the coat of jam. Not really into carving my own anim
  18. Ahhh, actually a Model Wainwright. Might be about time, that the meaning a few words that have virtually been forgotten about, is in order. Blacksmith — works black iron into any shape you require, specialty is steel tyres for wooden spoked wheels. Wheelwright — he only makes and repairs wooden spoked wheels, once made, he hands them onto the Blacksmith to fit the steel tyre. Carriage-builder — he makes any type of carriage that is required, he is a very specialized woodworker and only does woodwork . Wainwright — He builds any type o
  19. Jonners, I like the challenge as well, kind of keeps the "grey matter" from going rusty, eh.
  20. Hi roginoz, no horse experiance at all, just enjoy finding out about something if I'm interested in making a model of it.
  21. I saw a picture of a very similar vehicle on the back cover of a book called ‘Tom Downers Legacy’ and reckoned it looked OK. Found out it was actually in a Museum at Millicent in South Australia, so I contacted them and got a bit more information about that particular vehicle. I happened to be at a ‘Farm Day’ out near Warwick in Qld, held at a Mr Mick Bradford's property at Yangan, he had a vehicle on display that was very similar to the one at the Museum at Millicent. I looked thru my stash of horse drawn vehicle plans and B-I-N-G-O, I had a drawing for the waggon I saw at t
  22. Thanks for the replies, as you can see it is no five minute slam it together operation, eh. A lot of forethought and preparation is required, before any building begins.
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