h> I have a problem with Preiser/WS figure packs of six. Sometimes six is h> more than I need/want. For example, I could use one brown bear in my h> little wilderness area, but six would have to eat the train crews to h> survive. I would like a couple of fishermen, but six would outnumber the h> fish in my small stream. A couple of deer would be nice, but six would h> overpopulate the layout. You get the idea. Too bad there isn't a place h> to trade my extra figures for others' extras. Or maybe there is. I have h> done some trading, but there are not many N-scalers around here.
One thing *I* do is save the 'extras' for future use. Until such time as your layout is 'done' (is it *every* 'done'?) there is always a possibility you'll need one of the extras. There is also breakage issues. What if something happens to your one brown bear? He falls off your little wilderness area and gets eaten by the floor daemon... What do you do? Well, you reach into your 'spare parts' drawer and get a replacement... Ditto for the deer or the fishermen, etc. I have a 400 scale foot bridge with a module at each end with a pair of fishermen on each of the modules (under each end of the bridge). I used 4 fishermen from a set of 6 and put the extra two away. More recently, I built a small 'test' track section, with a bridge. I used the two extra fishermen on this section.
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