Playmobil Interlude

Xav204

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Thank you All for your friendly comments

Thank you Brian for this warning.
You're right, the driver of the picture was made many years after the Steaming Mary
I have always thought it was not easy to seat the driver ( with or without molded shoes ) in the chair
I'm going to remove the driver from the seat.
Thank you
 
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I'm going to remove the driver from the seat.
I think at least one of the old style figures should still drive in the seat while the train is being used, but I would worry about storing them in the seat when the train is not operating for a long time. in my opinion, putting them in and out of the seat many times is less worrisome than constant tension over a long period of time. If you set them just right (with the chair facing perfectly forward, and the feet tightly against the foothold, with the perfect sitting angle), I think you can avoid causing tension. I was able to find old syle legs in the matching color from some old union soldiers. Here I swapped the legs so that the molded shoes are now on the soldier, and the train driver may more comfortably sit in the chair with old style feet:
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I also rubbed the zipper print off of the overalls with wet scotch-brite to make it match the older figures better.

Edit:
I found a way to seat them completely avoiding the tension on the seats, it involves putting the feet over and past the red foothold, tilting the figure back at a slight angle, but it's somewhat tricky to accomplish due to lack of space:
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Mission accomplished...
I removed the driver from his seat.
He was the first version, without molded shoes, but I share your opinion and doesn't want to take the risk.
Thanks again
 
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"Darkness was falling across the land
The midnight hour was close at hand..."


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when a saw a strange train in pitiful state


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Driver had curious look


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Passengers seemed infected



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Creatures did monitor unusual booty



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What about the skeleton and the scarecrows ?
They might like my human body




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Today I can tell this story
But I'm still wondering if it was a nightmare,
or not...
 
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The breakage in those old toys was too much. Now I'll surely have nightmares about my 4120 western coach, and caboose being stepped on.

There's another holiday on October 31st:

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Happy reformation day!
 
Xav204

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Thank you All :giggle:
I bought this damaged 4120 western one year ago.
I might find a way to repair it without paint
I've been looking forward to get some free time to handle it.
 
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Hurry up Guys ! ....
I could almost not detect that some of the large roofs were not original, but barely noticed the lines missing on some. Can you clarify which roofs you've made? I can't tell if you've made the small roofs on the boxcars or not. I only imagine you have made them because you previously said you hadn't handled the originals of those small roofs before. Also, what is the gray thing on the side of the green boxcar?
 
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I could almost not detect that some of the large roofs were not original, but barely noticed the lines missing on some. Can you clarify which roofs you've made? I can't tell if you've made the small roofs on the boxcars or not. I only imagine you have made them because you previously said you hadn't handled the originals of those small roofs before. Also, what is the gray thing on the side of the green boxcar?
My Money is on the Roof’s that do not have the Thin Stripes on each end. The Pull Down Grey is what was used to Ventilate Vans when they were being used for Livestock or other Goods that required a flow of Air. Unlike UK or Ireland, dedicated Cattle Trucks were quite rare (though not entirely unknown) in other Countries.
 
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Thank you All for your attention.
Many thanks to John for his explanation about the Pull Down Grey.
They are gift from PlaymoFriend and I tried to insert these LGB items because I like this kind of wagon.
Unfortunately, they are not operational. They exist "open" or "closed" but they are expensive in my opinion
Friend gave me 2 Pull Down Grey that he didn't need anymore.

The green wagon looked this way when I got it ( whiten plastic )
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I didn't succeed in finding long roof, it seems they started to be rare and expensive.
So I tried to make mine.
You can easily recognize them because they do not have the Thin Stripes on each end
( and they are not perfect, see the "junction" between the yellow van and the roof )
But I'm satisfied about my roofs

I just learn that plasticard Evergreen #125 could help me to add Thin Stripes on each end.
Now all I got to do is start

I made also a third roof for my STEF van
( I could not bring myself to cut Playmobil roof )

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Thanks for watching
 

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They look excellent. Even the color looks ideal. well done.
 
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A very neat job.
 
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Here is another train I like to watch
when I need to clear my head... :)


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playmofire

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Great photos and setting, but what make is the loco, please?
 
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Thank you Gordon.
Loco is Eztec - Echo Toys - Scientific Toys very cheap
compared to Steaming Mary.
I bought it when I had no enough money ( and possibility ) to buy Steaming Mary.

I removed the motor in the loco and add PM motor RC under the tender
This loco is supposed to run with 6 big batteries ( in the tender ) but it goes slowly, with no power
( it slows down in the curve )
with 1 speed ( "stop" or "go" )
I cut the door of the cabin to make mouth and add Playmobil handles

This is another one that I have, awaiting for PM motor
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I did put the blue gondola on Playmobil Frame already
and extend/enlarge a lot the blue caboose
( because it is smaller than Playmobil caboose )

I bought this lot for 20 EUR
So many funny hours for nothing....
 

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Thank you Gordon.
Loco is Eztec - Echo Toys - Scientific Toys very cheap
compared to Steaming Mary.
I bought it when I had no enough money ( and possibility ) to buy Steaming Mary.

I removed the motor in the loco and add PM motor RC under the tender
This loco is supposed to run with 6 big batteries ( in the tender ) but it goes slowly, with no power
( it slows down in the curve )
with 1 speed ( "stop" or "go" )
I cut the door of the cabin to make mouth and add Playmobil handles

This is another one that I have, awaiting for PM motor
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I did put the blue gondola on Playmobil Frame already
and extend/enlarge a lot the blue caboose
( because it is smaller than Playmobil caboose )

I bought this lot for 20 EUR
So many funny hours for nothing....
You certainly have an eye for a good buy, Xav.
 
Xav204

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Dear All,

Let me introduce you to Bob working as painter

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He would like to be a driver


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He says they are a kind of traveler


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Then he could go higher


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Close to the river


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( He likes the reflections of water )


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He could go to the border


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And meet the stranger


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Where he would not be a foreigner


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A fun way to be a worker


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His chief thinks he is a dreamer


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And reminds he is Bob the builder

:mad:
 

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