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    • April 23, 2018 8:04 PM EDT
    • Those are nice. I picked up an engineer for my Sammie from James.

    • April 23, 2018 7:11 PM EDT
    • One of many things I like about 7/8 scale modeling.

      Small prototypes with a BIG presence.

      And James' figures are great caricatures well suited to the chunky, funky, junky locos and rolling stock I favor.

    • April 23, 2018 5:55 PM EDT
    • Those figures are huge! Georgie cat would take one look at them and run away :D

    • April 23, 2018 5:19 PM EDT
    • This last winter I decided to dabble a little in 7/8 scale. I build a four car train and bashed an LGB Porter up to 7/8 scale.

      I needed some figures. I contacted Shawn Viggiano and asked him where he gets his figures.

      He recommended James Barnett of Little Plastic People.



      So I ordered a selection of undecorated figures and went to work. These figures are caricatures, not perfect representatives.

      I like them a lot the way they are. Something different.


      Here is a 7/8 figure (6'3") compared to a standard LGB figure.


      The figures come without heads so you can position them as you wish, or interchange heads. Some hands are also un-attached.



      You chose a head and drill a hole in the head and torso, glue in a rod, position the head and glue it together.



      I also glue in a rod in either the rear or foot, in order to clamp them in a vice, or to hang on to for painting. It also serves as a mounting post when you

      are done.



      I contacted James and asked him what kind of paint to use and he told me what to buy. It is acrylic and ou use it right out of the bottle.

      First clean, file off partings and burrs, and them prime the models with any rattle can primer.



      Some assembled figures positioned on my cars to see how they look.




      And painted figures. These figures represent a 6'2" man down to a 5'4" man.





    • April 1, 2018 8:16 PM EDT
    • I bought a tube of toy farm animals at the craft store. The pigs and a sheep are about the right size for 1:24th scale, my scale. The horses were a bit to small. I think the tube of them was like $2, I don't exactly remember, but I know it wasn't much.

    • April 1, 2018 6:36 PM EDT
    • If you can find them, Toys R Us has their 50% sale going now on Schleich Toys, tons of horses in various poses for G scale (1/32 to 1/16 scale)


    • April 1, 2018 4:43 PM EDT
    • John Caughey said:

      "Anyway, feel free to post here about your secret animal resources..."

      If I posted them, they wouldn't be secret.

      Beware the animal secrets...

    • April 1, 2018 4:35 PM EDT
    • Not cheap ...

    • April 1, 2018 4:08 PM EDT
    • "Anyway, feel free to post here about your secret animal resources..."


      If I posted them, they wouldn't be secret.

      Oh my, the last 2 cells are twitching, oh no! brain cramp.



      Unfortunately, those don't appear to be draft horse poses. Perhaps better in a coral next to your wagon ... none of them looked resigned to pull.*


      *animal resources@copyrightdaughtnot

    • April 1, 2018 2:52 PM EDT
    • A couple days ago, I bought a pair of horses from Just Plain Folks while at ECLSTS. $35. Seems quite steep, but they're Safari brand, and nicely detailed / painted.  And I need a nice team for an ore wagon I want to make.


      But, for garden variety horses... I was poking around and saw that Walmart offers a dozen plastic horses. These appear to have much less detail & paint quality than the Safari horses I bought. And no scale is stated. However, for $36 +$11 s/h, maybe they're looking purty good.



      Digging deeper though, the same set can be had by the seller for $13 + $5 s/h. And they declare the size to be about 4.5" long, which is good enough for me.


      So I just ordered a couple sets (24) for $31 total. I'll let you know whether or not this was a tragic mistake....


      Anyway, feel free to post here about your secret animal resources...






    • February 4, 2018 11:46 AM EST
    • Includes most scales except 1:29.  No 1;13.7, either.  Still, pretty good.  



    • February 4, 2018 10:30 AM EST
    • My monkey brain is full....I cannot be taught anymore.


    • February 3, 2018 10:38 AM EST
    • Nice find Devon.  Thanks for sharing. 


      Maybe Boomer can learn some new tricks from that article .


      EDITED: To make sure Boomer knows I am just yanking his chain. Howdy Boomer. [URL=][IMG][/IMG][/URL]

    • February 3, 2018 9:14 AM EST
    • Came across this site on making people. Really good info for those of us that are people challenged. Here

    • January 5, 2018 7:38 PM EST
    • Ken Brunt said:

      ONE rooster is about all this place could handle......................

      What about a Maynard?