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MiniArt's European Cart
bill_c
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 06:02 AM UTC
Bill Cross reviews MiniArt's European Cart.



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AlanL
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Posted: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 07:42 AM UTC
Hi Bill,

Thanks for the review. They are coming out with some useful dio stuff. I picked up their Furniture Set and the Wooden Barrels and Village utensills last week, handy items. I have a couple of their carts already, just need the time to build them.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 12:57 PM UTC
Just to be picky, this cart has a single horse yoke and I think one horse would not be able to pull a laden cart of this size. I would replace the double yoke with a single pole for multiple horses. With a bit of modification this wagon could be turned into an old west covered wagon (just to be different!).
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:00 AM UTC
Biggles, I think you're underestimating the strength of a farm horse, who isn't supposed to go fast. In any case, check out the horse on this site.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 12:38 PM UTC
Not exactly Lucas McCain's buckboard. This one is built for hauling and those farm horses are really strong. Big like the Budweiser Horses.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 10:51 PM UTC
Some pictures:

Scroll down a bit, two small pictures

A tad smaller maybe but still the same class IMHO

Different style but it gives a hint what a single horse can pull at slow pace
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Posted: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 08:37 AM UTC
Poor horsey! Some of those carts have pneumatic tires, does that make it easier for the horse to pull? Does anyone make a Belgian draught horse in 1/35?
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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 - 02:36 AM UTC

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Poor horsey! Some of those carts have pneumatic tires, does that make it easier for the horse to pull? Does anyone make a Belgian draught horse in 1/35?



Well, one of the horses in Tamiyas (or Academys) old "Field Kitchen" is a good deal sturdier and has the "shaggy" hoves common to many cold bloods
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 08:24 AM UTC
What are the dimensions of the wagon body? Many thanks!
dioman13
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Posted: Monday, March 04, 2019 - 01:29 AM UTC
Either of the horses from Esci's older supply or ambulance wagons will work well with them. But remember that in a war torn area forging and feeding can be difficult at times. There are lots of pics showing emancipated horses pulling supplies and or refugees. Some historex horses might work in a pinch also
Jmarles
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 05:43 PM UTC
The same cart appears in several boxings, so keep an eye out for the better deal - I picked up the one with US troops, refugees and nun. It also includes the original child and driver.
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Posted: Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 07:49 PM UTC

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Poor horsey! Some of those carts have pneumatic tires, does that make it easier for the horse to pull? Does anyone make a Belgian draught horse in 1/35?





One should differentiate between the LOAD on the wagon/cart/carriage and the FORCE needed to get the whole stuff rolling.
It is on wheels!
Due to the size of the wheels a heavy load rolls much easier, even if pulled by a single horse.
In Europe, this size of carts was used on farms and by sales people, very frequently pulled by a single horse.
I can remember having seen them used by vegetable sales men, who traveled through the city from door to door. With the present resin sets with various crates this could become a nice dio.
Until into the 50-ies these carts were part of daily traffic in many towns.
But it could also represent a confiscated cart with German soldiers heading home at the end of the war.......
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Posted: Monday, March 11, 2019 - 12:32 AM UTC

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The same cart appears in several boxings, so keep an eye out for the better deal - I picked up the one with US troops, refugees and nun. It also includes the original child and driver.



I think you've got this one confused with the Masterbox wagons, this one is by Miniart. Miniart also has a smaller cart, but no figures accompany it.