Cartage

Cartage

Postby Arseny » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:02 am

I wonder, if cartage (horse drawn) transport was in use in USA and/or Canada in the middle of XX century? (1940s - 1950s)
Maybe by farmers or somebody else?
I have a Noch 48301 set - a cart with 2 horses, and I want to know, if it is suitable for American scenery?

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Re: Cartage

Postby areibel » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:21 am

Hi Arseny,
My father grew up in the 1940's and 1950's, they had a team of horses when he was a boy. They had a car and a small tractor, but there were times they still used team of horses so I think they would be fine!
And even today there are Amish people that still use horses instead of tractors, you'd just have to paint the wagon black!
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Re: Cartage

Postby Arseny » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:26 am

Only black? No unpainted wood?
And for the 1950s - only black too?
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Re: Cartage

Postby railtwister » Sun Oct 02, 2011 7:24 pm

When I was a kid, I visited my uncles farm in Virginia, sometime in the 1950's, and I remember helping the field hands load freshly cut hay into a wagon using pitchforks. As I recall, the wagon was unpainted wood, but what I remember the most vividly is that it was pulled by two mules instead of horses.

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Re: Cartage

Postby Tom Dempsey » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:57 pm

Paint the wagon Pullman Green and the wheels Tuscan. But by your era they would be heavily weathered and faded.
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