Loco crew for Accucraft K-27?

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I’m trying to track down a driver (engineer?) and fireman for my Accucraft K-27. I really am hopeless at modifying figures, so if anyone out there knows where a set can be found I would be grateful to hear from you!
 
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My preference is for the Woodland Scenics range. Can be found in some UK garden railway suppliers or bought direct from the US. This is the crew in my Accucraft K-27, they are a standard 2 man crew set supplemented by one from a 2 man set of shovellers. Max

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Bachmann Europe are the importers of the range. Woodland Scenics G Earl And Eddie Engineer WA2540 - Bachmann Europe I've got their stuff all over my layout and crewing nearly all my Fn3 stock.
 
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I've got Mike and Ernie from Finefolk in my K27, but it's my understanding that the company has gorn bust. Both sit comfortably on the cab seats. They were pretty pricey back when I bought them in the US at something like fifteen bucks each.
 
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Brilliant!! Thanks for your help guys!! Both examples look excellent:)
 
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Earl and Eddie engineer are ordered and on their way :)
 
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All those figures mentioned are 1:22.5 and the loco is 1:20.3. The crew should look like they are too big for the space, like the guys in my Bachmann Spectrum 2-6-0 ?
 
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My apologies.


20 G Scale Figures painted and ready to run.

G Scale Figures by RailRoadAvenue Models
Sculpted at 1:20.3 and fit many different G scale locomotives. Bob to the left is known to fit the K-27 and K-36 as does his fireman Mike.
 
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A side by side comparison Woodland on the left, Railroad Accessories (?) to the right. Earl scales out around 5'6" and Bob at 6'. I did note that Bob, who arrived with my Accucraft K-27 for some reason had his left leg amputated above the knee. Possibly a legacy of a yard accident or did he suffer this indignity so he could get in and drive his favourite loco. Who knows ? Anyhow he now has prothetic fitted and rides in relative comfort in one of the WWL Co. cabooses, formerly of the Hobart Estate, where he just fits.

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Choice of crew and figures is down to personal preference and availability for me. Woodland figures have been reasonably available and in the UK for the 15 years I've been in this hobby, and offer a wide range to enhance a US theamed layout. Unlike other makes. Their sculpting is just the right side of "caricature" to my eye so they don't look too whimscal. Preiser is a good make too for general set dressing. I use the Bachmann UK figures for 16 mm loco crews. Max
 
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My K27 is a Bachmann item but found getting crew figures is now becoming a bit of a chore so i modified a couple of Bachmann figures for this loco and also for my Connie,;)
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I followed Max and purchased Woodland Scenics figures. They fitted well in my 1:20.3 locos but needed liposuction to enable them to squeeze nicely into my LGB K28 :)