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Offline mike32

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Scale figures2
« on: January 13, 2009, 09:09:10 AM »
I have tried the sites recommended in previous forums but can not locate passenger figures at 1/48 for HJEJLEN.Has anyone any further suggestions.?

Offline djcf

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009, 05:52:10 AM »
Hi Mike,
You could try  Midway Models, 157 St Leonards Road, Leicester, LE2 3BZ
Tel. 0116 2701609.
Sorry don't have web details.
I had a catalogue a few years ago and they had figures, can't remember what scales though.
regards Clark

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 06:24:08 AM »
closest I've found is the Preiser figures, they're 1:50 (for 'O' guage rail ?) but don't look too bad..
...in fact the ones I bought (quite cheaply at a model fair in Southend) appear to have been cast from moulds made of the Preiser figures, they look almost identical but not quite as well defined - a bit like the detail on a counterfeit £1 coin!
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Offline mike32

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 09:23:40 PM »
Thanks for info which I will follow up. I will ask a railway buff friend what scale o guage is.
mike

Offline Eddy Matthews

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 09:38:03 PM »
O gauge is 1:43 scale....

The common railway scales are:

1 Gauge = 1:32
O Gauge = 1:43
S Gauge = 1:64
OO Gauge = 1:76
HO Gauge = 1:87
N Gauge = 1:160
Z Gauge = 1:220

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Offline mike32

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 11:08:41 PM »
You beat me to it, O gauge is 7mm to the foot, which as you say equals 1:43.54
mike.

Offline steamboatmodel

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 12:13:32 AM »
O Gauge is also 1/48 in the USA. I have some that were made by Preiser, also some other brands.
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Gerald
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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 06:59:44 AM »
These are the ones I got - http://www.scalelink.co.uk/acatalog/Preiser_Figures_1_45_1_48_1_50_Scales_Retail_Only.html - 1:50 seated figures and 1:50 pedestrians in casual dress. I didn't know but they also do 1:48 scale but those appear to be war time 'air force' personnel
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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 09:44:06 AM »
1/48 is 1/4" to the Foot and is used in architectural modeling in North America. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1:48_scale
I think that Europe being Metric use 1/50
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1:50_scale
I have found that you can use figures from the two scales almost interchangeably, just don't mix in 1/43.
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Gerald
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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2009, 06:19:46 AM »
Thanks Mick,the figures at scale link look promising, but for the qty to make the boat look occupied I may purchase the unpainted set of 24. The set of 3 hot pants would make for an interesting passenger line up though!
Many thanks
mike.

Offline Walter Snowdon

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 07:10:12 AM »
Ther is a Chinese company called WeHonest who advertise constantly on ebay stores They do ready painted railway figures in all scales in large lots of fifty plus, ready painted for 0 gauge, (48th or 50th scale) I think there are ten different poses including seated.  The price for 50 is less than £5 post free anywhere.
They also do 32nd,  24th, 00,Ho N,  and z gauge, all painted. They also sell unpainted 0 gauge figures in batches of 200 at ridiculously cheep prices (Work out at about 5p each), plus groups of painted Arab civilians! Payment by paypal.
Sorry to be vague about the ebay address. (My son has ordered me fifty figures to see what they are like). regards, walter

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 07:26:05 AM »
Just found another Chinese site selling painted 0 gauge civilians ".100 painted figures model train people" for £18. ebay reference is 280287009045. Look at the rest of his store for others. Sorry im a bit vague  never did learn how to use there electric type computers. Regards, walter,

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 10:07:13 PM »
There is a Chinese company called WeHonest who advertise constantly on ebay stores They do ready painted railway figures in all scales in large lots of fifty plus, ready painted for 0 gauge, (48th or 50th scale)  (My son has ordered me fifty figures to see what they are like). regards, walter

Hi Walter

I have these on my Waverley. I found the colours a little 'Garrish' so have dulled them down a bit. Good value for money, but not as detailed as I would have wished.

Looks good when viewed from a distance on the lake though.

Cheers

Ken



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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2009, 11:14:06 AM »
I had a similar problem with my Bohemia paddeler, I got some figures from this chap and very good they are too. Superb detailing and very quick service.

http://www.aidan-campbell.co.uk/

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Re: Scale figures2
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2009, 06:52:02 AM »
I had no idea Preiser made such a varied range of figures - http://www.ontracks.co.uk/index.php?page=product&prodID=71510&catID=60 - actually, using the links on the left of the page leads to many suitable figures in a variety of scales. The 'DB Railway personnel' would make good crew members for our ships....
« Last Edit: January 21, 2009, 06:54:29 AM by mjt60a »
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