Tuesday Do You Have People?

Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by TomPM, Sep 12, 2006.

  1. TomPM

    TomPM Another Fried Egg Fan

    Good morning folks

    Starting to cool off in these parts. Temperatures are dropping into the fifties at night. Could fall be around the corner? I know I am not ready for snow aka still need to replace the snow blower that died last year.

    Do you have people (sometimes called LPP’s) on your layout?

    Currently I do not have any people on the layout. I do plan to have them but with the layout under going so much construction they would just get in the way or get lost. I have a bunch stored in drawers ready to get out. I also have a couple hundred to paint. I have recently begun to experiment with placing them in scenes just to see how things would look.
  2. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

    Yes, I have a sizeably large population of LPB's for my little 4X8.
  3. UP SD40-2

    UP SD40-2 Senior Member

    you bet I HAVE PEOPLE!!!:thumb: i STRONGLY feel people give 'LIFE' to a layout;):D. people are GREAT attention getters:thumb:. when you look at a layout, think about how many times you were drawn to a scene and thought; "hey, thats NEAT", OR "i have done/seen people doing that before";) . i think they give a layout a "PERSONAL TOUCH", and actually brings viewers to feel "closer" to the layout:thumb: . you can be the BEST MODELER, and have the BEST LOOKING layout, but without people on it, it just looks "unnatural" to me, like a ghost town, kinda boring. announce1 BOTTOM LINE, people make a layout COME TO LIFE!;) . but hey...thats just MY OPINIONtooth1 -Deano
  4. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    Just 2 - 3... At 4.00 each - I spend my money on building supplies :) :)
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Yep, got people, not a lot, but got them where they count. If there's one thing that is disappointing about N scale is the level of detail missing in these figures. From a distance that's not a problem, but when you shoot a closeup picture, well, you can tell... I do have a contingent of LGP's (Little Green People) that came by a few months ago and made their home on my Atlas tower kitbash challenge and a few of them have migrated onto my layout. :rolleyes::rolleyes: This is one way to deal with the detail problem since LGP have none. :D :D
  6. santafewillie

    santafewillie Member

    People! Boy do I have people. I think they really bring a layout to life. I have painted over 450 Preiser people and have about 350 either in process or waiting. Right now only about 250 are actually on the layout, but I will have many more once I add additional scenery and buildings.
  7. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

    Ooooooh, 'bout 60 painted, 200 unpainted...none go near my work 'til they've been altered from stock. At about an hour and a half a piece, I gotta long way to go.
  8. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    Have a couple. Some LPB"s(little plastic bovine), LPP's(Little plastic pooches), LPK(little plastic kittens),an LPL(little plastic lawnmower) LPJ's(little plastic joggers) LPF's(little plastic farmers), LPBD's(little plastic beer drinkers),LPPE's(little plastic pizza eaters), LPHO(little plastic home owner).....
    Thats about all right now.
  9. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I have miners setting on the porch of thier company houses, crews on the coaling towers, lumber jacks riding on the log trains, I have customers inside stores and window shoping on staurday afternoons.
  10. Herc Driver

    Herc Driver Active Member

    I need many, many more than I have - right now that numbers is probably about 8 people total. Trying to find the right LPP is the trick. And I wonder...if the LPP isn't in the right position for wherever you need it to go on the layout, can you toss 'em in some hot water to soften then bend the plastic a bit? That way your LPP doesn't look just like everyone else's LPP and you could build more interest into some otherwise typical scenes.

    Another idea I've been thinking about is printing pictures on groups of people (for Nscale) on photo paper then cutting the paper to the right size to put inside some buildings - back just a bit from the outside wall - to give the illusion of activity inside the building. I'm doing Nscale, so maybe at that small size I can pull the illusion off without it looking to 2-dimensional. Whatdaya think?
  11. chessie4155

    chessie4155 Active Member

    I've got about 100 or so but most are not on the layout yet. Still need several more.
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    I only have about 5 or 6 and they are construction workers that came with the Kibr Hotel Under Construction Scence I have. I plan to get alotttt more though. :D :)

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