Oil Tank Wagon Plans

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Full Size Oil Tank Wagon Plans Drawn at 1/8" Scale

Use a scale ruler to convert measurements to full size or use to make detailed wagon models. Union Oil, Standard Oil and many other petroleum firms once hauled their products in horse-drawn tank wagons, carrying coal oil for lamps and stoves, and axle grease and machine oil to the livery stables for the conditioning of wagons and carriages.

Wagons of this kind, and similar ones for water and sprinkling systems, were built by several manufacturers; the best known was Studebaker Brothers. This plan is a scanned copy of an original by Ivan Collins.

You can also take a look at this blog post about a Restored Oil Tank Circa 1915

Please note that there are some areas that are very faint (see third photo). 

  • Pleae Note: Dimensions are not included you will need a scale ruler to calculate the dimensions
  • This is not a step by step plan! It's concept drawings only.


  • 1 large sheet
  • 24" x 44" 
  • These are 1/8th scale drawings ideal for building a model or full-size Oil Tank Wagon.
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