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Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by trainrobber, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. trainrobber

    trainrobber New Member

    Hello all. I've been viewing "the guage" now for a few months, primarily for the logging info. My focus has always been early 1900's through the forty's, mainly with logging though. I'd like to get some fresh faces (little plastic ones) on the scene and I'm always open for suggestions. Most of my figures are either from, or Preiser. Does anyone have any favorite sites for getting figures that could be used in this era for around the mills or in the woods?

    thanks much, Sean
  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Sean, and welcome to the gauge.
    Model Power does a complete range of figures for H0 & N-scaleI use them all the time. Some come painted and some don't.

  3. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    These are the model power unpainted:


    You may recognise them if you are familiar with shamus's work. I think most of his are prepainted, but some of these are the same unpainted. If you heat them up you can bend them into little plastic loggers. I think Shamus uses hot water. These are very economical at $8 for the package of 72.

    Preiser also has unpainted bulk packs, at a slightly higher price (about $25 for 140). Preiser also has several smaller sets, such as the cab and truck drivers for about $10.

    I believe woodlans scenics and MP both have prepainted "loggers". Too bad my little plastic budget doesn't include enough money for a buck a figure.

    LHS, 1st place, Walthers , or other mail order.
  4. trainrobber

    trainrobber New Member

    thanks for the quick response guys, I'm going to look into those.

  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    No prob. Sean, hope it's helpfull! Let us know what you find and how it works for you :)
  6. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Now I am looking for O gauge people for my On30 set up.

  7. trainrobber

    trainrobber New Member

    I found some great little loggers @, not sure if they have O scale but the site is worth the look.
  8. rebel

    rebel New Member

    canyon creek scenics has all the logging people needed
  9. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Welcome to the gauge, Rebel.
  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I don't have any logging scenes (yet :D ), but I do have a layout based on a 1930's mining theme...
    I use Preiser unpainted figures, because they are very cheap, compared to the pre-painted ones, & I can paint them to look more authentic to the era...1930's Appalacjian miners aren't going to be too "flashy"...lots of homespun browns, blacks, grays, denim blue, etc...I weather everybody with black washes also, to tone it down even more...You can get these in all kinds of worman-like's a few of them sitting aroud the supply shed...

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  11. Bill Nelson

    Bill Nelson Well-Known Member

    Ho Figures

    Musket miniatures specializes in figures for wargaming, but have some awesome civilian models, including stuff for a track crew- everything from surveyors to spikers. enough stuff to make a 20 ft diorama. If I were building a new logging RR, and had room, there would be a branch under construction. it would look cool, and you could deliver loads of ties , rails, machinery. They may have some loggers as well Google them they have a website, and you will be awed!

    Bill Nelson

    Logging in Eastern Tn on the DG CC & W RR- check it out (not enough people yet!

    STEAMON DEMON New Member

    I agree with Bill Nelson - Musket Minatures is a well kept secret - unbelieveable selection. I recently ordered $100 dollars worth of old & western stuff - great people to deal with.

    Have fun at their web site.

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