"Pfiffi" gets her crew......

Zerogee

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I've just used one of Preiser's new sets of loco crew, which I briefly reviewed here a couple of months back, to crew my new Trainline45 Pfiffi 0-6-0 - the figures fit really nicely, I think, the poses looking very natural and realistic, both of them having a hand resting on the cab door surround. The have been fixed in place with clear silicone glue/sealant (there is a little glue "splurge" that needs cleaning off around the Fireman's hand, but that should come off easily when touch-dry) - I chose that over other more permanent adhesives because I will probably need to remove them if I ever need to take the loco apart for any reason, and of course the clear silicone will peel off relatively easily compared with fixing them with contact adhesive, superglue etc!

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I'm very pleased with them..... next job is to fill the coal bunker, using some of this rather than the very oversized lumps of "real" coal that TL45 give you with the loco! ;)

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Jon.
 
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"Splurge"!

I like that?

Like the loco too mate....
 
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Loco looks even better.
 
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Smart looking crew,enhances the look of the loco,very nice:cool::cool:.
 
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All locomotives should have a Loco Crew, these are much better than that leaning forward LGB guy that annoys me so much. The TL Coal can be smashed a little smaller buy the simple expedient of a gentle application with a Lump Hammer. Preferably in an empty sturdy Plastic Box so that it can all be recovered for use.
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Agree with your thoughts on the LGB figure Jon,and also that locos should have a crew,as for coal will have to find some for my upcoming Connie bash.
 
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The standard LGB driver always seems to me to be leaning forward as if he were urging the loco on, rather as if he needed to answer a call of nature at the next stop!

The Preiser crew are much better, although the fireman seems to be staring into space a bit too much. Maybe if his head were pointing down a bit as if he were talking to someone on the platform would be better.
 
Zerogee

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.......... the fireman seems to be staring into space a bit too much. Maybe if his head were pointing down a bit as if he were talking to someone on the platform would be better.
He's daydreaming about the stein of beer and the large bratwurst that awaits him when he gets off duty..... ;)

Jon.
 
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That's not a nice way to talk about her!
 
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Anything ca. Be improved with a lumphammer.. ;-)
 
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The standard LGB driver always seems to me to be leaning forward as if he were urging the loco on, rather as if he needed to answer a call of nature at the next stop!
That standard LGB Driver is a complete git, chop his legs with a saw and make him stand upright. Chop his head off and turn it round a bit so that he is looking in a different direction. With a repaint he can be transformed from the complete

Schweinehund

that he is.
 
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That standard LGB Driver is a complete git, chop his legs with a saw and make him stand upright. Chop his head off and turn it round a bit so that he is looking in a different direction. With a repaint he can be transformed from the complete

Schweinehund

that he is.
So that means you haven't to make a pig's ear of it or it will be the dog's doo-dahs?
 
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He's daydreaming about the stein of beer and the large bratwurst that awaits him when he gets off duty..... ;)

Jon.
More like something in a dirndle. :blush:
 
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with beer !
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pugwash

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So that's why you can never find a barmaid, they're all supping from a Mass (sorry Jon, they ain't jugs - as such)!

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And it why Germans have such large Krug's :giggle::giggle: