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deemery
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  4:32:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Wild West" prototypes, here's the HO version: http://knuckleduster.com/shop/index.php?route=product/category&path=1_78_79

dave
Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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OK Hogger
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  4:52:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dave!

I learned of those over at another forum... but I's a'feared they's a bit "too" western for my 1880s Ozarks theme. Drat.

Gotta' feeling modeling the Ozarks in 1880s is going to get a bit tough when the time comes for figures.

Andre
Modeling the Ozarks in the 1880s (because the voices in my head told me to. Those darn voices. )



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railman28
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  5:33:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
New to me But one or two of them are a bit too Hollywood for me.

It's only make-believe

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OK Hogger
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Posted - 06/30/2019 :  9:11:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah... "Hollywood" sort of describes a few of them.

However, one of the compelling points back when I was being seduced by 1880s Colorado was the western-type rough and tumble characters seen in the pics thereof. I also liked the idea of being able to represent some Native American's, too. (The Ute Indians in the portions of the Rockies that I was going to model.)

The Osage Indians had left the Ozarks long before the Ozarks began to be lightly settled by us pale faces. Now, if I moved my theme over to the Ouachitas down around Winding Stair Mountain... then the Choctaw's would be in heavy evidence in the 1880s. For that was the heart of the Choctaw Nation (still is) when it was Indian Territory (and not Oklahoma).

However, I digress. In all, I think it's a pretty cool looking figure line.

Andre



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railman28
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Posted - 07/01/2019 :  12:36:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by OK Hogger

I also liked the idea of being able to represent some Native American's, too.
Andre




YES! ME too along with the Chinese.

Bob


It's only make-believe

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OK Hogger
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Posted - 07/01/2019 :  1:23:16 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob:

Yup, with you modeling a layout based on the west coast, the Chinese laborers would definitely be nice to represent. I remember reading my Central Pacific book "High Road To Promontory" about the Chinese and what they accomplished, and I came away from that with a totally new respect for them.

Andre



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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/01/2019 :  4:11:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Dave! I thought I knew all the western figure companies. Guess I missed this one. Or, they just started going from gamming figures to adding Railroad type figures.
The long horns and horses look like the type from Fun & Games company. I like the way these look, and some of those western cowpokes look like what Verne Niner, Thunder Mesa, used on his layout. The prices look good also. And with them being from here in the U.S. in Normal, IL., I'll be making an order for the HO figures. Thanks again for sharing this information.



Louis
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masonamerican
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Posted - 07/03/2019 :  3:53:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are very nice although the details are a bit excaggerated. Somewhat like Weston figures in style.
I have used them on the layout. Here is a photo.

Håkan



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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/03/2019 :  5:18:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Håkan for the picture. Are their figures close to the HO scale, or more toward the 1:72 scale size??? I like the looks of some of their figures, but before I buy any, I'm just reaching out for any and all added information about them. Thanks!


Louis
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masonamerican
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Posted - 07/04/2019 :  06:06:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I’ll take for comparison a photo with them together with a HO Preiser figure and a Hornby OO one.

Håkan



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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/04/2019 :  10:09:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by masonamerican

I’ll take for comparison a photo with them together with a HO Preiser figure and a Hornby OO one.

Håkan



Many thanks, I'm hoping they are closer to the Preiser figures, and not the OO scale. Looking forward to your picture example.



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Rail and Tie
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Posted - 07/05/2019 :  7:53:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Rail and Tie's Homepage  Reply with Quote

Thanks for the link Dave. Just ordered all of them!


"Leonard, check it out. I've bought an N Gauge locomotive. Half the size of HO. Look...it fits in my mouth!"

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masonamerican
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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  6:07:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi
Sorry for the delay. Here is the picture. The large one is a Bachmann OO figure. The one on the right is a Preiser HO.



Håkan



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railman28
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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  6:39:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So whit a little care they can all fit together. Unlike real people.

It's only make-believe

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desertdrover
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Posted - 07/06/2019 :  7:11:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Håkan for your time and examples. From the picture, Knuckleduster figures will work for me then.


Louis
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deemery
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Posted - 07/07/2019 :  10:48:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by railman28

So whit a little care they can all fit together. Unlike real people.



Modeling quote of the week!!!!

dave


Modeling 1890s (because the voices in my head told me to)

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