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Hello again, haven't logged on for a while and as usual I'm after advice. I'm at the point now with my layout that I want to put some people on it. I've been looking at the modelscene people in my local shop and to be honest I don't like them. The Bachmann and Hornby people are better but the range isn't wide enough and I think they are expensive.
The Dapol, (ex Airfix?) people look good, but my painting skills are not great and I know I'll make a hash of trying to paint them.
Can anyone suggest a source of good quality painted people for OO guage. I'm modelling a preserved steam line so anything goes with regard to passengers but railway staff should not be too modern image.
Thanks for any help offered.
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QUOTE (Mike Button @ 4 Jul 2008, 20:08) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thanks for all the advice, I've looked a the Noch and Preiser ranges and yes they look very good. However I can't help thinking they look very european. I'm especially thinking of the railway staff, I can't see any of them being at home on a preserved railway in the U.K.

Preiser also do the same range of people, but unpainted, so you can always buy these (at a lower price!) and paint in your own 'more British' colouring. Incidentally, Preiser also do a very good range of 1900's period people, for those of us into the more 'Victorian' style railways. These again come painted or plain and I find it a very easy task (even at 70!) to paint these - including little boys in sailor suits! The only tip is to paint them while still on the spru! Their railway staff, as someone said, now includes a U.K. style set, but their others are easily adapted, both by paintwork and by the odd 'adjustment'. You could always use someone else's railway staff but use the Preiser public !
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