JOHN THOMPSON PLANS
All the drawings, and the description of each vehicle are taken from a 92 page catalogue: "The Carriage and Waggon Handbook", by John Thompson. The handbook, (which I am sure will become a collectors item - I believe there no plans to publish any more once the current stock is diminished), has over 100 illustrations of horse-drawn vehicles, and many fascinating and informative books. Not all the plans or books listed in "The Carriage and Waggon Handbook" are available, and this web page shows only the plans in the "Fieldway" collection and not all plans are available from this collection.
(PLEASE NOTE: PLANS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEB SITE)
For information on where plans can be obtained, go to the “Other Sources” page of this web site and access the first 3 links - THE UNIVERSITY OF READING, IVAN COLLINS PLANS and WILD HORSE BOOKS & ART
The "Fieldway" Collection of Scale Plans
Accurate highly detailed and authentic records of a wide range of vehicles from museums, for the serious modelmaker or student of the wheelwright's craft.
This series of plans are produced from careful measurements of the actual vehicles, and show all the details down to the last bolt. The drawings have full sets of views, together with cross-sections and detail sketches where appropriate, so that the modelmaker has all the information needed to construct exhibition standard models. Copious notes on the structure and historical background of the vehicles are included on the plans, and the parts are named with the terms current to the district of origin. Instructions for modelmaking are not included - this series will suit the craftsman who is capable of working direct from scale plans.
John Thompson plans can be bought from HERE and HERE
Note: All the drawings, the text and descriptions of each vehicle are from "The Carriage and Waggon Handbook" by John Thompson.