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Plans are available in 1/8th, 1/10th or 1/12th scale.

Please note – Plans from the Guild of Model Wheelwrights are now available to Guild Members and also to none Guild Members.

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To request plans from the Guild Library please contact John Castle by phone or email.

Phone: 01400 281 463------ Email: j891castle@btinternet.com

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Possibly the largest selection of HDV plans are those which the late John Thompson listed in “The Carriage and Waggon Handbook” in the mid 1990s, which at that time offered over 100 horse-drawn vehicle plans for the modelmaker and carriage enthusiast.
Soon after his untimely death in February 1995, John’s business closed down and ceased trading; and although many of his plans are available from a few other sources, the Guild holds the largest selection, including some that are not available elsewhere!
The three plans drawings shown above (NORTH MONMOUTHSHIRE FARM WAGGON) are from a set of five standard sheets – which in 1/8th scale are about (23'' x 16'' or 58.4cm x 40.6cm) and include instructions and cutting patterns, to enable the modelmaker of average ability to construct a very fine and detailed model. THE MONMOUTHSHIRE FARM WAGGON is one of several sets of plans which John Thompson particularly recommended for a first-time model.

Another excellent and unique collection of measured drawing are those of the late David Wray; who measured up actual vehicles in museum collections or lying derelict and rotting away in an old barn at a farm somewhere. There are around 30 of David Wray’s plans available from the Guild, and I know of no other source from where these can be obtained. All are beautifully drawn, and show an individual vehicle in working condition. These plans are not recommended for the beginner; but having said that, there are people who have made one of these as their first model of a horse drawn vehicle with outstanding results! Shown below are two exampled of David Wray’s drawings (Lincolnshire Hermaphrodite and Sussex Timber Carriage) which featured in his now long out-of-print catalogue of plans.

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THE GUILD OF MODEL WHEELWRIGHTS LIBRARY PLANS ~ UPDATED JULY 2013.

The numbers of plans and plan copies has been a storage problem for a long time now. To overcome this we have decided to digitize the files, and are in the process of doing this. The basic layout and most catalogue numbers remain the same, but it was found that some listings of historic interest to the Guild, although well drawn were missing scales, dimensions and fine detail. These are being withdrawn and will be archived and the entire archive will eventually be digitized.

Some members have asked advice on starter plans and I have highlighted the plans by Barry Voisey and some by John Thompson with the word SIMPLIFIED as ideal in this respect, as they have cutting lists, patterns, some tips on construction and in some cases simple methods of making authentic looking wheels. These plans are of a type rather than a specific vehicle. They will make quite a nice model, maybe not a prize winner, but a good first step.

A number of plans listed by John Thompson were in fact re-prints of original trade journal pages, and are to be regarded as non specific but of a type, some are a little lacking in detail but there is sufficient to make a model from. These are marked REPRINT OF TRADE.

When the plans are digitized we will be holding only one master scale per plan as noted, other scales may be requested. For guidance I have noted the numbers of sheets per plan.

Plans will only be posted flat packed in an envelope, if you wish to keep the drawings in a tube then flatten and roll the drawings on receipt and manage at your end.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~                                                  ~~~~~~ John Castle - Guild Librarian ~~~~~

No.
CARTS
SOURCE
SCALE
SHEETS
NOTES
C1
Anglo -Saxon Ox-wain
?
1/12th
1
 
C2
Bradford
J.T.
1/8th
5
 
C3
Cornish Haywain
J.T.
1/10th
2
SIMPLIFIED
C4
Cornish Tip
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
C5
Cotswold Harvest Wain
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
C6
Derbyshire
D.W.
1/8th
1
 

C7

Dog
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
C8
Farm
F.Z.
1/8th
2
 
C9
Farm Tip, Scotch
J.T.
1/8th
4
SIMPLIFIED 
C10
French Farm
?
..
..
ARCHIVED
C11
Guernsey Laong Tcheriot
K.H.
1/10th
1
 
C12
Hampshire Tip
J.Ca.
1/8th
3
 
C13
Hawkers
W.W.
1/16th
1
REPRINT OF TRADE
C14
Hermaphrodite
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
C15
Kendal
?
1/10th
2
 
C16
Knackers
J.T.
1/12th
4
REPRINT OF TRADE 
C17
Lake District
 J.T.
1/10th
2
SIMPLIFIED 
C18
Lancashire Coal
 J.T.
1/10th
3
REPRINT OF TRADE 
C19
Lincolnshire Potato
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
C20
Northhumberland Long
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
C21
Pony
 J.T.
1/12th
3
REPRINT OF TRADE 
C22
Rustic Dog 
 D.W.
1/8th
1
 
C24
Spindle Sided
 B.V.
1/10th
1
SIMPLIFIED 
C25
Suffolk Long 
 D.W.
1/8th
1
 
C26
Surrey Dung 
 J.T.
1/12th
1
 
C27
Tumbril
 W.W.
.
.
ARCHIVED 
C28
Water, Northhants c1900
 D.W.
1/8th
1
 
C29
Welsh Long 
 J.T.
1/8th
1
 
C30
Welsh Truckle 
 J.T.
1/8th
2
 
C31
Wiltshire Dung 
J.T.
1/8th
1
 
C32
Peak District Hay Wain 
 R.B.
1/8th
2
 
C33
Hermaphrodite
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
C34
Farm Tip Cart
B.V.
1/10th
1
 SIMPLIFIED 
C35
Gadabout
W.W.
.
2
 REPRINT OF TRADE 

Please note – Plans from the Guild of Model Wheelwrights are now

available to Guild Members and also to none Guild Members.

To request plans from the Guild Library please contact John Castle by phone or email.

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No.
CARAVANS
SOURCE
SCALE
SHEETS
NOTES
V1
Gypsy Pot - Detail sheets and photos avalable
F.R.
1/8th
5
 
V2
Ledge Waggon
J.T.
1/12th
10
 
V3
Open Lot
J.T.
1/8th
8
 
V4
Gypsy 'Romany Rose'
B.V.
,
2
VERY SIMPLIFIED 
V5
Sheepherder's Waggon c1912
I.C.
1/8th
1
 

No.
PLOUGHS
SOURCE
SCALE
SHEETS
NOTES
G1
Four Horse Hop-Shim
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
G2
Kentish Mole
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
G3
Kentish Wheel
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
G4
Ransome's "YL" Iron
J.T.
1/12th
1
 
G5
 Sussex
 J.T.
1/8th
1
 
G6
 Turnwrest
 J.T.
1/8th
1
 
G7
 Welsh Mole
 J.T.
1/8th
1
 
G8
 Yorkshire
 J.T.
1/8th
1
 

No.
FIRE APPLIANCES
SOURCE
SCALE
SHEETS
NOTES
F1
1882 French Hand Pump
M.C.
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F2
1895 N.E. Railway Fire Engine Tender
M.C.
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F3
1883 Rose's Fireman Elevator
M.C.
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F4
Horse Curricle Fire Escape
?
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F5
Nottingham City Fire Escape
M.C.
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F6
Shand Mason Hand Pump
F.V.S.
1/8th
2
 
F7
Shand Mason Fire Engine
E.T.W.
1/8th
6
 
F8
Fire Appliances (sketches & drawings)
M.C.
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F9
Manual Fire Pump
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
F10
Hadley Simkin Manual Pump -1790
D.B.
1/8th
3
 
F11
Pump Ewell
R.Ki.
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F12
Fire Dept Hose Waggon
I.C.
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F13
Fire Waggon
?
,
,
ARCHIVED 
F14
Wheeled Fire Escape
,
,
ARCHIVED 

No.
TRADE VEHICLES
SOURCE
SCALE
SHEETS
NOTES
T1
Bakers
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
T2
Cheese Waggon
F.Z.
1/8th
4
 
T3
Coal Merchants Trolly
J.T.
1/10th
4
SIMPLIFIED
T4
Costermonger's Barrow
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
T5
Dray, Black & White
J.T.
1/10th
3
SIMPLIFIED
T6
Dray, Carlsberg Brewery
J.T.
1/10th
3
SIMPLIFIED
T7
Dray, Courage Brewery
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
T8
Dray, Youngs Brewery
B.V.
1/10th
3
SIMPLIFIED
T9
Float, Farmers
B.V.
1/10th
2
SIMPLIFIED
T10
Float, Market
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
T11
Float, Milk
J.T.
1/8th
4
SIMPLIFIED
T12
General Purpose Trolley
B.V.
?
2
 
T13
Hearse
I.C.
.
1
 
T14
London Coal Waggon, Compass Front
J.T.
.
5
 
T15
Royal Mail Coach, Moved to "P"
.
.
 
T16
Van, Brook Bond Tea
J.T.
1/8th
5
 
T17
Van, Four-Wheel Delivery Pair Horse
B.V.
1/8th
4
SIMPLIFIED
T18
Van, Light Delivery
B.V.
1/8th
2
SIMPLIFIED
T19
Vegetable Delivery Waggon
F.Z.
1/8th
5
 
T20
Wine and Mineral Water One Horse Van
Basic
.
.
ARCHIVED
T21
Adam's Express Truck
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
T22
Bakery Waggon
I.C.
.
.
 
T23
Express Waggon
I.C.
.
.
 
T24
Ice Waggon
I.C.
1/8th
1
 
T25
Milk Waggon
?
1/8th
1
 
T26
New York Delivery Waggon
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
T27
Oil Tank Waggon
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
T28
Sprinkler Waggon
I.C.
1/8th
1
 
T29
Milk Float
B.V.
1/8th
1
SIMPLIFIED
T30
Hearse
J.T.
1/12th
3
REPRINT OF TRADE
T31
Farm Dairy Float
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
T32
Milk Pram
J.T.
1/8th
5
 
T33
Whitbreads Three Barrel Dray
J.Ca.
1/8th
2
 

No.
PASSENGER TRANSPORT
SOURCE
SCALE
SHEETS
NOTES
P1
Australian 'Cobb & Co' Coach
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
P2
Australian Concord Coach
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
P3
Bent Panel Gig
J.T.
1/12th
4
 
P4
Brewsters Roof Seat Brake
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
P5
Buckboard
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
P6
Canoe Landau
J.T.
1/8th
4
REPRINT OF TRADE
P7
Canopy Top Surrey
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
P8
Charabanc
J.T.
1/12th
5
REPRINT OF TRADE
P9
Church Break
F.Z.
1/8th
6
 
P10
Clarence
F.Z.
1/8th
6
 
P11
Concord Stage Coach
R.K.
1/12th
3
 
P12
Coronation Coach
J.T.
1/16th
3
 
P13
Curricle
J.T.
1/12th
4
REPRINT OF TRADE
P14
Curtain Rockaway
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
P15
Deep Cab Buggy
J.T.
1/12th
3
REPRINT OF TRADE
P16 Demi-Mail Phaeton
J.T.
1/12th
5
REPRINT OF TRADE
P17 Dennett Gig
J.T.
1/12th
4
REPRINT OF TRADE
P18 Garden Seat Horsebus
J.T.
1/8th
9
 
P19 Governess
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
P20 Hansom Cab
J.T.
1/12th
3
 
P21 Irish Jaunting
B.K.
1/8th
3
 
P22 Napoleonic State Coach
J.T.
1/12th
27
 
P23 Old English Stage Coach
B.V.
1/10th
2
SIMPLIFIED
P24 'Old Times' Gig
J.T.
1/8th
3
REPRINT OF TRADE
P25 Olympia Stanhope Gig
J.T.
1/12th
2
REPRINT OF TRADE
P26 Open Wagonette Omnibus
F.Z.
.
.
 
P27 Phaeton, Canterbury
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
P28 Phaeton, French
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
P29
Phaeton, Prince Albert
F.Z.
1/12th
18
 
P30
Phaeton, Pursch
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
P31
Phaeton, Siamese
J.T.
1/12th
4
REPRINT OF TRADE
P32
Phaeton, Spider
J.T.
1/8th
7
 
P33
Prairie Scooner
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
P34
Rickshaw
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
P35
Square-Fronted Brougham
J.T.
1/8th
4
REPRINT OF TRADE
P36
Stanhope Gig
J.T.
1/12th
3
REPRINT OF TRADE
P37
Victoria
F.Z.
1/8th
3
REPRINT OF TRADE
P38
Wagonette
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
P39
Wagonette, Omnibus
F.Z.
1/8th
4
 
P40
Wagonette, Stanhope
J.T.
1/12th
3
REPRINT OF TRADE
P41
Wagonette, with Omnibus Hood
J.T.
1/12th
4
REPRINT OF TRADE
P42
Well Bottomed Gig
R
1/8th
3
BUILD INSTRUCTIONS AVAIL
P43
Whitechapel Cart
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
P44 Yellowstone Coach
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
P45 Pair Horse Char-a-Banc
J.T.
1/12th
4
REPRINT OF TRADE
P46 Coupe Rockaway
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
P47 Glass Front Landau
?
.
.
ARCHIVED
P48 Hospital Ambulance
?
.
.
ARCHIVED
P49 Physicians' Phaeton
?
1/12th
2
 
P50 Two-Passenger Buckboard
?
.
.
ARCHIVED
P51 Bike Waggon
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
P52 Brougham
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
P53 Pleasure Waggon c1812
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
P54 Road Coach c1825 - 1917
I.C.
1/12th
1
 
P55 'Vis-a-Vis' Break c.1900
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
P56 Phaeton, The Duke's Bennington
R.Ki.
1/12th
5
 
P57 Governess Cart
B.V.
1/16th
1
SIMPLIFIED
P58 Wagonette
J.T.
1/8th
9
 
P59 Bent Panel Car
B.V.
1/8th
1
SIMPLIFIED
P60 Royal Mail Coach
J.T.
1/8th
6
 
P61 Victoria
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
P62 Forders Patent Royal Hansom
?
1/10th
1
 

No
WAGGONS
SOURCE
SCALE
SHEETS
NOTES
W1
Axle
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
W2
Barge
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
W3
Berkshire
J.T.
1/12th
11
 
W4
Boer Trek
J.T.
1/10th
3
 
W5
Brush
J.T.
1/8th
10
 
W6
Buckinghamshire
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W7
Cable
J.D.
1/12th
2
 
W8
Conestoga
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
W9
Corn Trade
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
W10
Cotswold Boat
?
1/8th
7
 
W11
Cowboys Chuck
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
W12
Danish
J.T
1/8th
2
 
W13
Derbyshire Harvest, Quarter Locking
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W14
Devon
D.W. J.T.
1/8th
3
 
W15
Devon Harvest Trolley
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
W16 Dorset
D.W. J.T.
1/8th
3
POOR CONDITION
W17 Dorset Box
D.W.
1/12th
1
 
W18 East-Anglian
J.T.
1/8th
6
 
W19 Essex
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
W20 Forest of Dean
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
W21 Friesian
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
W22 Gamorgan
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
W23 Hampshire
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
W24 Harvest
D.W.
.
.
 
W25 Heavy Duty Belly Dump
I.C.
1/8th
1
 
W26 Hereford
D.W. J.T.
1/8th
1
 
W27 Kentish
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W28 Light Spring.
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W29 Lincolnshire
J.T. P.F.
1/8th
4
 
W30 Log
B.V.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W31 Lumber
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W32 Military or Park
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
W33
Mountain 'Birdsell'
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W34
Norfolk
D.W.
1/8th
2
 
W35
Northhampton
D.W. J.T.
1/8th
5
 
W36
North Monmouthshire
J.T.
1/8th
5
SIMPLIFIED
W37
Oxfordshire
J.T.
1/8th
5
 
W39
Quarry
J.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W40
Severnside
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W41
Somerset
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W42
South East Cornish
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W43
South Holland
F.Z.
1/8th
3
 
W44
South Lincolnshire
D.W.
1/8th
2
 
W45
Suffolk Harvest
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W46
Sussex
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W47
Sussex, Broad Wheeled
H.P.
1/8th
2
 
W48 Sussex Hop
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
W49 Table Top Wool
?
1/12th
3
 
W50 Tower
M.C. J.C.
. . ARCHIVED
W51 Warwickshire
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W52 Wiltshire
D.W.
1/12th
1
 
W53 Yorkshire
J.T.
1/8th
4
 
W54 Yugoslav Ox
J.D.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W55 One-Horse Waggon
?
.
.
ARCHIVED
W56 Six-Mule Army Covered Waggon
?
1/8th
5
 
W57 Dump Waggon 1898
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W58 Eastern Oregon Waggon Bed (Lumber)
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W59 Freight (Boiler) Waggon c1906
I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
W60 Fuel Waggon c1900 - 1928
?
1/8th
1
 
W61 Garbage Waggon
I.C.
1/8th
1
 
W62 Grain Waggon
I.C.
1/8th
1
 
W63 Heavy Platform Waggon
?
.
.
ARCHIVED
W64 Devon Waggon
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
W65 Dorset Waggon
B.V.
.
6
SIMPLIFIED
W66 Hereford Waggon
J.T.
1/8th
1
 
W67 Northants Waggon
D.W.
.
1
 
W68 Northants Barge Waggon
A.J.H.
.
1
 
W69 Rutland Waggon
J.Ca.
1/8th
4
 
W70 Bavarian Waggon
B.Simpson.
1/8th
5
 

No
MISCELLANEOUS
SOURCE
SCALE
SHEETS
NOTES
M1
Artillery Wheels and Axles
Ta.
1-2
1
 
M2
Bending Rolls
P.E.
1-1
2
 
M3
Bergsleigh, Swiss Post Office c1910
F.Z
1/12th
8
 
M4
Charcoal Burners Mare
J.T
1/8th
1
 
M5
Culverine, Elizabethan c1565
A.C.
1/12th
1
 
M6
Dobbin
J.D.
1/12th
1
 
M7
Knife Grinders Barrow
F.Z.
1/8th
4
 
M8
Mobile Corn Mill
K.O'N.
1/8th
2
 
M9
Napoleonic Field Gun
J.T. B.V.
1/10th
7
SIMPLIFIED
M10
Northolt & Skipping Barns
D.B.
.
.
ARCHIVED
M11
Norwegian Sleigh
J.T.
1/8th
2
 
M12
Pitstone Windmill
D.W.
1/24th
8
 
M13
Radnor & Salop Wheelcar
J.V.
1/8th
2
 
M14
Timber Bob
 J.T.
1/8th
1
 
M15
Timber Bob, Straked Wheels
  J.T.
1/8th
1
 
M16
Timber Carriage
  J.T.
1/8th
3
 
M17
Two Horse Lorry 
  ?
.
.
ARCHIVED
M18
Welsh Gambo
  J.T.
1/8th
1
 
M19
Wheelbarrow
  B.Y.
1/12th
1
 
M20
Wooden Clock
.
.
.
DROPPED
M21
Horse-Work for two & Three Horses
B.Y.
1/12th
1
 
M22
Caboose, Coal Tender, Tender
  ?
...
...
DROPPED
M23
Six Passenger Albany Sleigh
  I.C.
.
.
ARCHIVED
M24
Civil War Field Piece 
  I.C.
.
.
 
M25
Heavy Truck
 ?
.
.
ARCHIVED
M26 Hertfordshire Timber Bob
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
M27 Napoleonic Limber
B.V.
1/10th
2
SIMPLIFIED
M28 Napoleonic Ammunition Waggon
B.V.
1/10th
1
SIMPLIFIED
M29 Large Timber Bob
J.T.
1/12th
1
 
M30 Wheelbarrow
?
1/8th
8
 
M31 Wheelbarrow
D.W.
1/8th
1
 
M32 Wheelbarrow
J.T.
1/8th
3
 
M33 Sling Waggon
?
?
5
 
M34 Dutch Knife Grinders Barrow
?
1/8th
1
 

The initials in the source columns in the above lists of plans refer to the person, company or publication from which they originated.

The list below shows the full names against these initials.

A.C. - Austen Carpenter B.B. - Bob Beech B.D. - Black Dyke B.K. - Brian Kerley
B.V. - Barrie Voisey B.Y. - Brian Young D.B. - Derek Bidwell D.W. - David Wray
E.T.W. - Edgar T. Westbury F.R. - Frank Rake F.Z. - Franz Zwartjes H. - Hobbys
H.P. - H. Phillpot I.C. - Ivan Collins J.C. - Joe Cartledge J. Ca. - John Castle
J.D. - Jim Dorrington J.H. - John Hancock J.T. - John Thompson J.V. - John Vince
K.H. - Ken Hutton K.O'N. - Ken O'Neill L.P. - Lenham Pottery M.C. - Mike Casboult
O.M. - Otis Mason P.E. - Paul Ennis P.F. - Patrick Field R. - Remploy
R.B. - Ralph Beardow R.K. - Reg King

R. Ki. - Ralph Kitching

T. - Thomas
Ta. - Tasker & Sons W.S. - William Sugg W.W. - Work Weekly
All plans are available in 1/8th, 1/10th or 1/12th scale.
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Please note – Plans from the Guild of Model Wheelwrights are now available to Guild Members and also to none Guild Members.

To request plans from the Guild Library please contact John Castle by phone or email.
Phone: 01400 281 463------ Email: j891castle@btinternet.com