A model Stagecoach

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Project by Dee1 posted 06-12-2016 06:11 PM 1738 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok Guys and gals here is my first Gatto plans project, I think also it will be my last.
Not nearly as nice to work with as the Toys and Joys plans
The build took me a couple months but as I have said before I am getting older and do not spend as much time in the shop as I used to. Also would you believe it took 8 wheels to make four that I thought were good enough.
I even got a little help from Dutchy with angles and degrees and how to draw tapers Thanks Dutchy.
anyhow here it is finished,size is about 14” long.

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#1 posted 06-12-2016 06:40 PM

Dee 1
I like your stage coach. also have the plans, to some day build it.

-- Bruce - Indiana

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#2 posted 06-12-2016 07:17 PM

This miniature stagecoach is beautifully done with a lot of details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 06-12-2016 07:32 PM

There is something special about old time transportation. Especially when it’s a great looking model of a stagecoach.
Nice work!

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#4 posted 06-12-2016 07:49 PM

I even got a little help from Dutchy with angles and degrees and how to draw tapers Thanks Dutchy.


- Dee1

It was an honor to help you!

Drawing tapers with degrees and angles isn’t that difficult. Making such a beautiful stagecoach is truly a piece of craftsmanship. The planes maybe aren’t that great but your coach is. Well done Dee.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#5 posted 06-12-2016 09:17 PM


Looks fantastic !

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#6 posted 06-12-2016 10:28 PM

Dee, It may have taken a couple of months and required some assistance of another top craftsman, BUT the result sir is FIRST CLASS….Well done indeed..

If I may as it may help you and others in the future, we have a bloke on one of the Australian forums who has a website which offers all sorts of free calculators and some are very handy for toy & model makers…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#7 posted 06-12-2016 11:37 PM

Very well done….it looks like a difficult project but you did it well!

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#8 posted 06-12-2016 11:52 PM

Love the wheels and the last picture with some of your other models behind priceless.
As crowie was saying, I was just reading some of his post and way cool work which helps me appreciate your work more now that I understand it a little better.
Very Very nice!!!

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#9 posted 06-13-2016 12:08 AM

That is a beautiful stage coach! I like the contrast between the walnut coach and the maple wheels—very elegant!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 06-13-2016 01:45 AM

Looks good. I agree that Gatto plans are tougher to follow, I have only done one, the JEEP. Used several T&J though. I have gone to making everything from scratch now. Sure it takes more time, but It is a one of a kind project. BTW I am working on a similar stage right now, but it will be awhile before it is finished. I am heading back home for the last time and packing up my overseas woodshop.

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#12 posted 06-13-2016 05:29 AM

WOW! Beautiful, awesome piece. Realy authentic presentation of American Wild West history. Details are incredible, as well as different wood types which point out details even more.

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#13 posted 06-13-2016 10:40 AM

It came out perfect.


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#14 posted 06-13-2016 11:50 AM

Everyone else has already used all the words; astounding, wow, perfect, outstanding, first class….

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#15 posted 06-13-2016 12:20 PM

Great looking model.

Now you just need to carve a team of horses.

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