- 24 Oct 2009
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)
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.What era do you need figures for? What scale are you working to?
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.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 emI hope that someone on the forum may have the solution.View attachment 248854
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.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.