Re: O Guage Passenger Figures

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Carl He>
I've recently been able to get the MTH set of five 70' Daylight cars with the two car
> add-on in O gauge.
>
> Two of the cars, the observation and dome, already have some figures. I'm not
> particularly interested in figures in the baggage car, but would like to populate the
> other four cars.
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> I know about the thre Preiser sets of seated passengers (65306, 65327, and 65338).
>
> I'd like suggestions about a source of these and other figures I could use. I'd like to
> keep the cost within reason. I suspect that six to ten figures per car would
be adequate,
but I'm also open to suggestions on this.
>
> Thanks.
>
> Carl
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Reply to
Charles Kimbrough
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Take an exacto knife and cut the figures in half. I did this with the MTH figures and then out them in the seats. Double your money.
would be adequate,
Reply to
markie
be adequate,
Artista make pretty good cast white metal figures, ready painted.
Life-Like (or maybe Bachmann) make plastic figures that aren't as good, but are good enough inside most cars. I'd put better ones in domes and panoramic view cars because you can actually see the, rather than just the shape
Most hobby stores that sell O-gauge in any form sell the plastic ones, and you can pick up the Artista metal ones at GATS and other shows.
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Christopher A. Lee
be adequate,
Artista make pretty good cast white metal figures, ready painted.
Life-Like (or maybe Bachmann) make plastic figures that aren't as good, but are good enough inside most cars. I'd put better ones in domes and panoramic view cars because you can actually see them, rather than just the outlined shape.
Most hobby stores that sell O-gauge in any form sell the plastic ones, and you can pick up the Artista metal ones at GATS and other shows.
Reply to
Christopher A. Lee
Circus Craft Creations makes nice O-guage seated people
men, women, girls and boys in six-packs all for around $4.
You can find them on the Walthers site.
They are very nice and cheap for passenger cars. I've used them in MTH cars and they look great.
Paul
be adequate,
Reply to
Paul R. McMasters
Thanks. I did and found that although they were closer to "S" than "O", they appear to be the same figures already installed in the dome and observation cars.
Talked to Paul Kirby of The Train Stop. Paul told me that MTH had made these figures smaller in order to be more compatible with their passenger cars. They do appear to be the appropriate size for these care interiors.
Carl
Reply to
Carl Heinz
I've not found a local source so I can't compare the sizes. Are they a true "O" or are they the smaller size MTH has used in their sets?
I've found some picures on line, but it's difficult to tell.
Thanks.
Carl
Reply to
Carl Heinz
They are more along the lines of a true O. They are plastic and easily cuttable. I cut them in half to double the quantity in the passenger cars. Also some minor cuts to their bottoms or legs was required. But mostly they fit right into the seats. I did cut a couple of seat dividers so the figures fit better.
Paul
Reply to
Paul R. McMasters
The latest issue of Classic Toy Trains (Oct 76) on pg 76 states that these figures are also available unpainted in bags of 100 men or 100 women for $22.95 and children at $11.95. Gary Q
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Gareth Quale

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