A COVID diversion project to beat the boredom.

He does a wonderful job of building these models and puts a lot into them.

Arthur Sauvigne decided that one way to beat the boredom of the pandemic was to go back to his model building projects. Here is the link to a story about the CSS Alabama that he built in February of 2020 just as the pandemic was becoming a reality.

https://aboutnorwich.substack.com/p/css-alabama-was-quite-the-rig

He has built some nice ships in the past and thought it would be nice to try something different this time around, so he decided to “Go out West”, with a Wells Fargo Stagecoach.

Arthur has included some pertinent info for this story.

Here is one way to beat boredom.  My Nov to Jan project is a 1/12th scale Abbot Downing Concord stagecoach....learned a lot about construction, wheelwrights, suspensions before shocks, steering, brakes and harnessing. The wheels have 6 section rims and 12 -14 spokes . It was a challenge to be sure they were round with centered hubs. The coach was similar to constructing a ships hull. I  copied an original "old man of the mountains" logo for the front boot sides. These coaches were elaborately decorated even in the Wild West.  I used extra fine point scriptos. 

The mail bags and strong box were kept under the driver seat.  Who wants to ride 'shotgun'?

Keep up the great work and I am looking forward to your next project Arthur.

All set and ready to move the mail.

Side view

Front view