sábado, 28 de novembro de 2015

Well, it's time to begin the practical construction of Malaposta carriage, there is no requirement to begin construction of a part or carriage part, I always like to start with the part of the wheels, despite being the most complex and difficult part of do, they are well executed wheels, which give beauty to an animal-drawn vehicle, if the vehicle body is well done, but the wheels do not, the whole set is misaligned and without beauty.
This carriage carrying passengers, mail and baggage over 300 Km. By road with many potholes and poorly maintained between Lisbon and Porto, so these wheels had different characteristics of normal wheels, they had to be strong and robust to support these efforts huge yet sometimes they to collapse, was common in very hot summer days have to be wet along the pathways to maintain uniform set. and united, cubes and snip were usually made of wood and oak beams in mangrove, the rays of this carriage are staggered in front and back to 4 and 7 degrees to give more reinforcement and stability to the wheels. although this construction is not really suitable for beginners, the difficulty it offers, I promise that in the near future here will show a very easy model to make for those who like to start this magnificent hobby of building animal-drawn vehicles.
 here are some photos of how I do the wheels of this carriage, I hope you enjoy and appreciate, thank you.

terça-feira, 24 de novembro de 2015

Display of my miniature coaches

As I had promised, to those who could not be present at the opening of my exhibition of coaches thumbnails in Olhão, the municipal museum, here sending some photos of the event, which will be on display until the end of the month of February next year, if they can go there, they have the opportunity to admire a charming town, very old but full of lovely things to see.

domingo, 15 de novembro de 2015

royal mail coach

After some time spent to prepare, pack arrange the coaches for the exhibition of the 20th of November at the Algarve. everything was completed yesterday, .then it is time to start with my new work of construction of the Malaposta carriage, .as you know, there are no plans of this vehicle, so I have to convert all measurements, sketches and drawings in the plans will scale 1/10 scale I'm going to build, here are some pictures to show you how I do this work, I hope you enjoy.

quarta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2015

Display of my miniature coaches

For those who like and appreciate my miniature carriages of construction work, I'm pleased to announce an exhibition of all my coaches in the city of Olhão, in the Algarve, you have the opportunity to enjoy live these coaches thumbnails, where I will be to give any clarification and information on these buildings, the opening is at 17 hours from 11/19/2015 to 01/03/2016 in the municipal library of Olhão.
I will be happy to be there with you all, thanks in advance for your visit. José Brito.