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Cyra
03-09-2018, 04:58 PM
So after some fussing about with my tackmaking supplies, I thought about other performance ideas I'd like to try. One of the things that came to mind was a mule drawing a coal cart. I live in the heart of coal country in Pennsylvania and even have a bin of in-scale bits of anthracite in the basement. I've never really made a proper wagon before - I tried making a mini hay wagon once and it was a disaster. Any tips, tutorials, anything like that for a beginner? :)

Daydream
03-09-2018, 07:55 PM
I don't know about a mule, but I could see the Shetland pony hauling one of those carts. Neat idea.:yes

Cyra
03-09-2018, 10:56 PM
Here they used mules. Our local post office even shows them on the mural. But a pony could work!

FourWindsFarm
03-10-2018, 10:40 AM
I had this image saved for something. It shows the cart and harness well.

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Drenarrow
03-10-2018, 02:44 PM
What about making it out of the wide Popsicle sticks? I have a dowel cutter that has an angle guide on it that's great for cutting the sticks. G scale grain wheels could probably work.

Cyra
03-10-2018, 04:06 PM
What about making it out of the wide Popsicle sticks? I have a dowel cutter that has an angle guide on it that's great for cutting the sticks. G scale grain wheels could probably work.

I actually found some cedar shims lying around so I'll likely use those over some cardboard or something. I didn't know about dowel cutters though, thank you!

Drenarrow
03-10-2018, 06:09 PM
Mine looks like this: https://express.google.com/product/2163280222957449944_8704452391651411896_118724597? mall=WashingtonDC&directCheckout=1&utm_source=google_shopping&utm_medium=product_ads&utm_campaign=gsx&dclid=CJLlu5Hv4tkCFUlSDAodzCUOGg

It's a lot easier than using scissors. I used to use this: https://www.amazon.com/Excel-Blades-Small-Mitre-Handle/dp/B003AKSYFU But I found the dowel cutter a lot quicker. :)

papaone1
03-13-2018, 03:51 PM
This was my attempt170790

papaone1
04-24-2018, 02:13 PM
172277 I built this one custom for a lady from Maine who evidently wants to mine some coal. I fabricated the cart and harness for her donkey "Kaleidoscope"

Daydream
04-24-2018, 04:35 PM
Very nice! :wow Thanks for sharing.