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Seated passengers for carriages
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:11:17 am »
Currently building a number of carriages I'm thinking about adding some seated passengers.

For a station or park bench then the Farish offering would be idea, but for inside of coaches I'm wondering about the very cheap Chinese ones that are on ebay.

Has anyone on here bought them for this purpose, and how suited are they?  Thanks.

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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 09:17:17 am »
To be honest, for all the viewing of them likely to be done, I'd buy the cheapest from whatever source (which wouldn't be the likes of Farish/Noch/Preiser etc). Doesn't matter if they are not sitting - just amputate the legs! :o

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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 09:19:44 am »
Legless passengers...sometimes encountered!  lol

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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 09:41:41 am »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Like the time I fell asleep on a DMU from  Middleton -St George to Stockton and ended up at Redcar, or later on from Sydney to Wollongong and ended up in Kiama.....

But we'll  not go there.

NPN is quite  correct. El cheapo will be okay cos you'll be cutting them in half anyway!   :thumbsup:
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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 09:43:16 am »
Iíd go for the cheap option Steve.
For me, itís the effect thatís important rather than absolute perfection.
I think youíd favour the cheap ones anyway  :D
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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 09:56:42 am »
I've used the cheap ebay ones for mine, a bit of amputation with the scalpel & just glue them in place,

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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 11:48:41 am »
Cheap Chinese in all my coaches, you invariably need to cut some of the leg anyway as the seat height from the floor in the coaches is quite low.  Maybe a touch of more sombre colour paint on the more brightly painted ones but even then they hardly notice once inside the carriages.

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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 08:18:12 pm »
I have got a pack of these and they are more than adequate. Thing I did notice though is that some of them appear to be Z gauge, rather than N.

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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 08:40:09 pm »
Maybe they're meant to be rugrats?   ;)
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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 09:28:36 pm »
Thank you for you replies...Chinese ones it will be then.

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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 08:47:34 am »
I've got a pack of the unpainted cheap Chinese ones - couln't bring myself to get the paintd ones - they have no fashion sense!

It runs into several hundred individuals I think, maybe even 1,000. One of these days I'll get around to starting painting and surgery for my coaches...  :hmmm:
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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 09:25:18 am »
What.... a carriage load of naturalists?
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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2018, 10:07:00 am »
What.... a carriage load of naturalists?

Not a pleasant thought :no:
I'm now having a 'daymare' at 10.06 a.m. :o

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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2018, 11:08:09 am »
What.... a carriage load of naturalists?

Not a pleasant thought :no:
I'm now having a 'daymare' at 10.06 a.m. :o

Why? :hmmm: It'll just be David Attenborough and his pals hanging out. :D




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Re: Seated passengers for carriages
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2018, 11:13:53 am »
I was looking at figures from Noch this morning and noted that ModellbahnShop Lippe in Germany have 25% off all Noch products until 6pm CET on the 17th.
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