How To Install Figures On Your Railway

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  1. gormo

    gormo Staff Member Administrator

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    G`day Folks,
    I was asked this morning how I fit figures to my railway.
    Below is the answer.......not the only answer, but the way I do it.



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    I drill a hole up one of the legs, insert a short length of handrail wire and plug them into the layout, or use a dab of Tacky Wax.
     
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  3. Gary

    Gary Wants more time for modelling.... Staff Member Administrator

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    I do the same. Drill a small hole and add a length of 0.5mm wire.

    Cheers, Gary.
     
  4. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Happily making models Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    Like Brian, I do both these methods
    A stub of wire for standing figures and tacky wax for seated people, especially useful on coach seats.
     
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    Thanks for the video Gormo.
    Brian I like your idea of fixing figures to our layouts. :thumbup:
     
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    Nice thing about the wire is you can turn the figure around if it is fed up looking at the same thing.
     
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  7. gormo

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    Thanks for the other methods gentlemen.....they sound like good methods.
    I`ll have to check out your layouts and see how your figures look.....:thumbs:
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    Like this.

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  9. gormo

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    Thanks Gormo. They are O gauge but I did exactly the same with OO.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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  12. Rob Pulham

    Rob Pulham Happily making models Staff Member Administrator Feature Contributor

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    I don't have a layout so can only offer crew in locos and a single person on my diorama

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    Is it wrong that I recognise the figures as Dapol/ex-airfix?
     
  14. gormo

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    You are correct Andy.....they are Dapol / ex Airfix.
    :tophat:Gormo
     

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