A Preiser problem

I have a problem with Preiser/WS figure packs of six. Sometimes six is more than I need/want. For example, I could use one brown bear in my little wilderness area, but six would have to eat the train crews to survive. I would like a couple of fishermen, but six would outnumber the fish in my small stream. A couple of deer would be nice, but six would overpopulate the layout. You get the idea. Too bad there isn't a place to trade my extra figures for others' extras. Or maybe there is. I have done some trading, but there are not many N-scalers around here.

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harrym
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Yes. I see the problem. Another packaging dilemma sort of like the hotdog and bun thing. I don't know if you can have too many fisherman. For every fish around here it seems like there are a dozen guys out to catch him. But if you can't trade your way down to appropriate numbers I think you can get away with just one brown bear. You won't need any dear because the six fisherman scared them away. You won't need any fisherman because the brown bear has run them off. You really don't even need a brown bear if you have one figure in camouflage pants with an assault rife and his dead bear hauling SUV near by. Bruce

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Bruce Favinger

LOL! Excellent.

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Brian Smith

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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Robert Heller

I buy the unpainted figs and modify any which i don't need. Too many fisherman? Clip off the pole and you have a figure who can hold something or just be hanging out. Heat the deer legs and stretch them out and you have something that can be hanging from a tree or over a car fender and show it is deer season. Too many bears? How about a zoo? The figs are cheap enough (unpainted) and easy to modify so any actual "unusable" figs will be rare. Creativity solves many problems.

cat

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cat

Or a bear in cammies with an assault rifle, and a dead SUV driver tied over a log nearby.

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Steve Caple

LOL. The "Far Side" lives.

Somewhat related:

At the Clearwater GATS a dealer was carrying an HO scale swimming pool with clear plastic "water" covering the pool. It occurred to me that you could put a Prieser body at the bottom of the pool and have a couple of CSI's running around processing the crime scene.

Mike Tennent "IronPenguin"

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Mike Tennent

similar to this?

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Jens Wulf

Oh, yeah! I could make a model of my house, with a couple of CSOs on the porch outlining a pair of bodies in chalk. I'm not sure that my printer can manage the detail on the scattered pile of Watchtowers, though.

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Steve Caple

LOL.

Is that from that incredible layout in Hamburg - with all the super animation?

Mike Tennent "IronPenguin"

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Mike Tennent

What, you don't think a 5.56mm round can knock down an upset grizzly?

Muhahahahahaha.

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autobus_prime

What, you don't think a 5.56mm round can knock down an upset grizzly?

Muhahahahahaha.

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autobus_prime

Actually, I would like to find the ref I had to the "sex-scenes" that Preiser? had shown earlier in the year. I've come across a couple of N-scale 60's/70's houses with a deck over the attached garage and including chaise lounges,etc. A couple enjoying "fun in the sun" would be interesting to add....

Edvardo

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Edvardo

Better to use a bow, much more sporting!

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Paul Newhouse

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Ian Birchenough

I wouldn't trust "a" 5.56mm round against a grizzly either. I would use the entire clip.

Reply to
Ken Rice

specified was a brown bear.< Years ago I had a discussion with an Alaskan about the best weapon to use against a grizzly. Me knowing nothing about the bear and not being a hunter suggested I would like a 44 mag (probably from the Dirty Harry shows). His comment was, Your dead!

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Jon Miller

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