Western figures

wandgrudd

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What figures do any of you use for western themed passenger cars, cant seem to find any? (should add i am more in trested in seated figures)
 
Bill Barnwell

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I just used the very cheap ones from china, probable about 1/2" scale it is so hard to see in the coaches about all you see is color detail is lost, if you want some for like standing in a box car door or on one of the car platforms I would use preiser they make the best detail ones
 
ebay mike

ebay mike

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What figures do any of you use for western themed passenger cars, cant seem to find any? (should add i am more in trested in seated figures)
What era do you need figures for? What scale are you working to?
 
casey jones snr

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Preiser used to do a range of late 19th century western figures both seated and standing. I’ve used them in various US and Canadian coaches.
 
Riograndad

Riograndad

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Oh sore point,western figures are as plentiful as hens teeth here in the UK,LGB do a reasonable set of US seated figures that I have used but thats only 4 people,I use any model that I can change and get away with as my railroad is set in SW US western figures are a must so I try and represent the area but if you want something from the old western films,,,,never found any.Probably may be able to import but do I want to go down that road?Serves us right for going US outline.Posting a pic as an example of a Chinese cheapy and a Piko(?)sitting that I modified for my drovers caboose and the only real change are the plasticard hats!Only thing I ask is that you don`t wake em;);)I hope that someone on the forum may have the solution.
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wandgrudd

wandgrudd

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What era do you need figures for? What scale are you working to?
All the stock is LGB so a sort of rubber rule scale to match that. We are talking LGB Mogul steam loco, so figures with cow boy hats etc. typical western type attire you see on the old films is what I am after weather that is actually correct or not isn’t really a problem to me.
 
wandgrudd

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Oh sore point,western figures are as plentiful as hens teeth here in the UK,LGB do a reasonable set of US seated figures that I have used but thats only 4 people,I use any model that I can change and get away with as my railroad is set in SW US western figures are a must so I try and represent the area but if you want something from the old western films,,,,never found any.Probably may be able to import but do I want to go down that road?Serves us right for going US outline.Posting a pic as an example of a Chinese cheapy and a Piko(?)sitting that I modified for my drovers caboose and the only real change are the plasticard hats!Only thing I ask is that you don`t wake em;);)I hope that someone on the forum may have the solution.View attachment 248854
Does seem to be a pain i model 99% european stuff, but have always wanted a railway in my bed room at ceiling height since i was a kid so thought sod it, as i have no one but my self to stop me why not and brought a cheap lgb mogul and a few bits of rolling stock.
 
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The problem is that any Western figures in a seated position are usually designed for horses.
 
PhilP

PhilP

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The problem is that any Western figures in a seated position are usually designed for horses.
You have to cut a piece out the 'inner-thigh', and force their legs together!! :eek::tmi::sweating::cry:
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
 
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You have to cut a piece out the 'inner-thigh', and force their legs together!! :eek::tmi::sweating::cry:
:rofl::rofl::rofl:
Oh boy, do I see dangerous territory ahead.....

David
 
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adverse camber

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i Have all US outline with figures in all my coaches. I use whatever I can find. Western figures are hard to find for outside never mind worrying about in the coach. As the jog on by it is impossible to see more than the outline of a figure anyway thought the window. If you win the lottery, then you can pick up fantastic seated preieser figures mentioned above for about £7-10 each on ebay, but while it may give you the satisfaction of knowing they look correct none else will ever notice, and I reserve these for the great outdoors where they can be seen. In carriages I sue whatever I can find cheap.
Visitors seem amazed that there is anyone in the coaches (which are lit) and have never commented on them being out of scale or period.
 
wandgrudd

wandgrudd

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i Have all US outline with figures in all my coaches. I use whatever I can find. Western figures are hard to find for outside never mind worrying about in the coach. As the jog on by it is impossible to see more than the outline of a figure anyway thought the window. If you win the lottery, then you can pick up fantastic seated preieser figures mentioned above for about £7-10 each on ebay, but while it may give you the satisfaction of knowing they look correct none else will ever notice, and I reserve these for the great outdoors where they can be seen. In carriages I sue whatever I can find cheap.
Visitors seem amazed that there is anyone in the coaches (which are lit) and have never commented on them being out of scale or period.
That might be the case in the garden but in doors at short viewing distances its noticeable, the only good thing is I only need people on one side of each passenger car as the other side is against the wall.
 
beavercreek

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The scale of the figure is always an issue but if inside a coach then you can be a little 'creative'.
I have a US outline layout and have gleaned figures from many sources.
Preiser obviously do a good range and LGB have done a couple of nice sets of US seated figures which pop up on ebay or at shows from time to time.

I also use Railroad Express, Woodland Scenics, 'Just Plain Folk', 'Supply Line model citizens' and modified Chinese Preiser copies.