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    • July 15, 2020 12:09 PM EDT
    • Took a bit to figure out how to attach additional photos.  Not straight forward.  


    • July 15, 2020 11:59 AM EDT
    • Got these at Wally World for $10 each.  They are about 2.25" at the shoulder.  So about 13-14 hands high in 1:24 scale.  Maybe a tad small but not too bad, especially for the price.  There seems to be 5 different stances among the 8 horses and all different coloring, so a good variety.  Not sure how they will hold up outside.  Will have to buy some clear flat UV paint and hope it doesn't react badly with whatever is coating them.  

    • May 29, 2020 5:43 PM EDT
    • Well done and observations seem to be fully documented. I have already taken advice on the Vallejo paints and your test here substantiates that purchase.

        I am sorry that your guinea pigs were subjected to this torturous study and personally would feel much better if I had the comfort of knowing that all subjects were at least offered three meals a day and had as much liquid as each needed for their personal comforts. I'm sure that you also provided the proper medical attention on a case by case need, and though difficult due to the nature of the test, I would hope that restroom facilities were provided. Showers and tooth care allowed and encouraged for maintenance of personal hygiene.

      Thank them one and all for their participation for our benefit and I would like to be the first to offer the Kingly sum of $.25  to be placed in a kitty and shared among the group for a job well done.

    • May 29, 2020 2:01 PM EDT
    • Fascinating, fascinating study!  Thanks for the time and expense of running this study.  I am going to share it with the crew so they understand why the PLAYMOBIL has to come inside!




    • May 29, 2020 2:01 PM EDT
    • Fascinating, fascinating study!  Thanks for the time and expense of running this study.  I am going to share it with the crew so they understand why the PLAYMOBIL has to come inside!




    • April 20, 2020 8:39 PM EDT
    • Folks;


      I had a different sort of problem with a pack donkey that may have been out about 8 years.  It was lead (perhaps made by an outfit called "Jones Junque") and painted with enamel paint.  It pretty much stayed in the shade of a white pine.  Did not fade much, but a squirrel decided to gnaw on the baggage it was carrying.  (They have to gnaw on things because their front teeth never stop growing.)  I probably poisoned the squirrel - not intentionally - but never thought the critter would pick a lead figure to gnaw on.  We also did not have squirrels in our yard before our oak tree started producing acorns.  Had to file and reshape the load, then repaint it.  Not sure what may have become of the squirrel.


      Regards, David Meashey 

    • April 20, 2020 5:18 PM EDT
    • Well, maybe 6 years isn't THAT bad then?


      So,   I was thinking that this guy

      just hadn't done all that well...but, looking back, I see that I put him out in 2014...6 years ago.   So, perhaps, he's done OK?   I mean, not, he's back lit, but he sure looked better earlier...


      He used to have a cap as well...

      Time for a repaint...

    • February 22, 2020 6:28 PM EST
    • A package turned up today from China with a set of figures in it. For $9.14 I got 8 strange figures - presumably japanese graphic heroes or villans.



      I'm not sure what the scale is, but lots of these figures seem to be made with an elastic ruler.  Here's 2 with guns and a lady who is 1:18th according to American Diorama.



      But this guy is supposed be 1:20.



      And this is with a Bachmann Europe Scenecraft 1:19th driver (who seems a bit small to me.)


    • February 22, 2020 3:21 AM EST
    • Bill Barnwell said:.....'m afraid if I got some of those I would forget what is was doing and just stare, LOL, thanks Bill

      I'm afraid I'd have my 'okole kicked and my skull stoved in... I'm stickin' to PLAYMOBIL!

    • February 21, 2020 5:21 PM EST
    • Here's an interesting thread from another forum - More figures for the PLR


      Perhaps some of these are of proper scale and era.

    • February 18, 2020 10:12 AM EST
    • Ron, that's him be careful some of his figures are 1:16

    • February 17, 2020 10:00 PM EST
    • Is it called Maulsworld on ebay?

    • February 16, 2020 1:28 PM EST
    • Some really go looking figures in more ways than 1 but again no railroad ones, Just plain folk had some good ones but think the went out of business, best I have found so far for the money is American diorama ones and  $6.98 each, hard to beat and they do have a couple in blue bib overhauls, also saw some 1:20 ones one EBay but at 3 and 1/2' tall just too big for some of my engines    

    • February 16, 2020 10:13 AM EST
    • Ron Hill said:

      Bill, have you checked out this website:
























      Ron have you purchased anything from this website, looking throught the  site some look like picures of plastic model cars with a figure included. Just wondering how well the figures are and if they are what the picture shows. 


    • February 15, 2020 9:27 PM EST
    • There was figures that Aristo Craft offered on their website but I think they were a stand along company. I cannot remember their name. Do you have an idea?

    • January 21, 2020 11:42 AM EST
    • yea everything I do gets a bath in Krylon matt finish and it is a UV protectant  as well