lining up more winter projects. I want to make a caravan park as a destination for a 2' feldbahn in 1:35 scale. with 5 or 7 - i'm an odd-numbers guy - caravans, i'd like to trace the development from the 1920 box on wheels to 1949 factory produced 17' unit.
I acknowledge most of the parts and all of the caravans will be scratch built from styrene & left-over kit parts. also, on the domestic side, to include some of MiniArt & DioPark fantastic diorama bits.
in realization the caravans do not have to follow specific name brands, but the flavor of fashion in their appearance will be the goal. numerous web sites cater to the individual manufacturers.
Q: anyone have a link to caravan construction which shows elevation drawings?
since most I've found focus on sales brochures or overview factory assembly lines, there are plenty of floor plans, but I have been left to my own devices to extrapolate side view dimensions.
Hi OP and welcome to the forum Sounds like an interesting project to have thought up. What inspired you to head in the caravan park direction? The era range you're talking about would have only minimal information of the type you're looking for. As you rightly say, brochures etc were geared to sales, not construction. If you look in our "Down History Lane" section, you will find a lot of information, but you would generally need to make your own drawings. Another site perhaps worth looking at is "Our Touring Past" Good luck with your project. I suspect you'll have more than one winter's worth of work there!
thank you. i'm fascinated by the diminutive and how ephemeral life can really be. post ww 2, I think everyone was much more fragile than ever before and needed some respite from the overwhelming pressure of merely surviving, and caravanning took part in offering that relief.
I have always been a modeler, trains & automobiles, so in effect this is a continuation of that. I have been voraciously reading threads here and saving applicable links. I will investigate the touring site, too. thanks for the references.