by Ron Brentano — Ivan Collins, an Oregon genius, researched, planned and built 62 of the most accurate, meticulous and beautiful model horse-drawn vehicles to be found anywhere. Collins focused his considerable artistry on 1/8 scale models that helped to settle the Western United States. Within these pages the reader will find a wide range of wagons and sleighs, both working and elegant. The visual poetry of an Ivan Collins Brougham, Concord coach, Albany sleigh, phaeton, omnibus, Victoria or medicine wagon has enchanted museum visitors for over three decades. This splendid, uniquely American collection is now captured in this revised and expanded catalog of his work.