Ivan Collins, an Oregon genius, researched, planned, and built 62 of the most accurate, meticulous, and beautiful model horse-drawn vehicles to be found anywhere. Collins focused his considerable artistry on 1/8 scale vehicles that helped to settle the western United States.
Within these pages the reader will find a wide range of wagons and sleighs, both working and elegant. The visual poetry of an Ivan Collins Brougham, Concord coach, Albany sleigh, phaeton, omnibus, Victoria, medicine wagon has enchanted museum visitors to the exhibit of his models at the Oregon Historical Society in Portland for over three decades.
This book is a catalogue of Collins's works, with photographs of each model, model dimensions, and brief information about the model and the historical vehicle it represents. It also includes an overview of Collins's life and work and sample details of several of his plans.
- 9" X 9"
- 102 pages