Circus Commissary Wagon No. 104
by ringmaster, published
This Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Commissary, Wagon No. 104 was modeled in Autodesk 123D Beta, from a plan in â€œThe Little Circus Wagonâ€, September-October 1983
The files are scaled at a quarter inch per foot. (The wagon was 15' long.) I greatly simplified the undercarriage for ease of printing. This also approximates O gauge. The wagon had rubber wheels at the time the plan was drawn. In an earlier time it might have had steel rimmed wooden wheels
Undercarriages and wheels should be printed with the detailed side up and may be printed without raft or supports if you printer allows. Details are down when they are glued to the body. Super glue wheels to the axels.
â€œThe Little Circus Wagonâ€ is a publication of Circus Model Builders International. Autodesk 123D Beta is a wonderful free CAD program that unfortunately will not be supported after December 31 in favor of a much simplified program. The Commissary served as the general store for the circus workers who often found themselves far from any town.
The lettering for the model is in two sizes, Â¼ inch per ft. and 1/8th inch per ft.