I am now in Tours, with my family to spend Christmas and the end of the year before returning to Thailand early January.
Before I left I had the time to finish building a carriage in 1/12 for the carriage house. It' a buggy, a very light vehicle, driven by its owner. They were often used by doctors who had to travel fast and quick. That explains the high, light wheels.
It is built from a kit I ordered from the US. It's made of wood and casted metal. A very nice kit but difficult to build. Definitely not something for a novice. Luckily I have driven horses for many years before moving to Thailand and I knew every part of the gig.
The wheels are not the most difficult thing to do
The body of the carriage is attached to springs that probably gav a lot of comfort to the driver and its passenger.
I Haven't finished it completely but you can already have an idea of what it looks like in the carriage house. I'll make leather harnesses to hang on the wall too.
The water foutain is finished too...
The cats are playing in the straw....
and one of the horses is waiting for his morning exercise! (I guess....!)
I wish you all a very Happy Christmas!