The Model Builder's Repository

As far as we know there are no ready made kits on the market today. So you are on your own to find the parts and pieces needed for a working chariot. As shown on the other pages, almost every toy construction system can be used - unless you get ambitious and start from scratch.

What we tried here is to prepare the math basics in a cookbook style: Pick the design you like best and you will find the formulas to select a working gear train. If your browser supports javascript (e.g. Internet Explorer, Netscape), you can even tap in the gears you have and the page will calculate the resulting parameters.

If you start from the original instructions in the Sung Shih this conversion table may be useful.

Hint: To fully understand the shorthand notation used it may be usefull to study the introductions on gears, differentials or joints first.
 
 
Design Type
Pictures of finished models
Plans for prospective builders
Lanchester
Wooden, Acryl, LEGO, LEGO, LEGO,
  Meccano, Meccano, Märklin
Richard Egge, Meccano, LEGO,
LEGO CAD,
Metric Plans (Wood)
Chaves
Meccano
 
Denny
Meccano, FischerTechnik,
FischerTechnik
FischerTechnik
Nakata
Acryl
anonymous
Morris
Meccano
 
Nuttall
Acryl, Meccano, Ford Parts, Acryl,Printed,
Video clip by Chris Thornham (DivX Format)
Richard Egge, LEGO CAD,
Chris Thornham, STL by Brad
Eppendahl
LEGO LEGO CAD
ODTS 1
   
ODTS 2
Acryl, LEGO
odts, LEGO, LEGO, LEGO,
LEGO CAD
ODTS 3
Wooden, Acryl
LEGO CAD,
Luc Macot (Wood)
ODTS 4
Acryl
odts
Sleeswyk
Meccano
 
Hitachi
Hitachi
Hitachi
Tsai 1
Prototype, Final
Theory
Tsai 2
Prototype, Final
Theory
Taiwan see also Püttmann 2
CMS_V1
Wood
Wood (Gerard Winkelmuller)
CMS_V2

draft (Gerard Winkelmuller)
CMS_V3

draft (Gerard Winkelmuller)
Püttmann 1
FischerTechnik
Video clip by Thomas Püttmann (DivX Format)
FischerTechnik
Püttmann 2
FischerTechnik
FischerTechnik