The design of a Victoria carriage that I've finished last week is based on a typical carriage made in Dereham at the end of the 19 century and which Mr. Skinner (the Original Director of Hobbies in December 1895) used to transport himself and his family to church each Sunday.
The design has been reproduced by Hobbies Design as close to the original as possible. The original that you see in black/white picture was cut in white holly.
I used black walnut and white ash for my Victoria Carriage to get the contrast of 2 woods and enhance the beauty of the carriage.
Originally I cut out the knobs for the wheels from the black walnut and made the wheels working,
but later have changed my mind and switched the knobs on white ash and made the wheels non-working.
The Victoria Carriage is 13,5" long and 7" high. There are 3 seats there:
the coachman's seat and the passengers' seat
as well as a place for your baggage
The floor of the Victoria Carriage is covered with a velvet paper color Wine.
I used working LED coachman lights to make it easy for a coachman to drive in the dark and be seen by the others.
and I see there is a first passenger already, but the horses were not chosen yet...
Have a great day,