I used store bought wheels but the pattern includes the correct size if you want to cut your own. They are 1 1/4" diameter with 1/4" axle hole. Here is a source for the correct size wheels.
You will also need 1/4" diameter dowel for the axle. If you wish you can buy axle pegs with the wheels.
There is a minor amount of carving to cut the head and shoulders of the driver. It's rally basic but you can add as much detail as you are comfortable with.
There are several pages of instructions in with the pattern. Remember you don't have to print the entire pattern book. Adobe Reader allows you to print just the pages you need. Just look at the printer dialog after you select print. I often get email from readers asking me not to include a cover page because it uses too much ink. I need the cover page because that's my branding. Just don't print it or any of the other pages you don't need.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday here in the U.S. Labor Day is a tribute to all the workers who make the country strong and prosperous. We Americans rank 3rd in productivity in the work place behind Germany and France. I think we need a vacation. Enjoy.
Click now and make a family heirloom this weekend.
DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns. The 2014 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 223 patterns.