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23 minutes ago, Jol Wilkinson said:

He, like many of the Small Suppliers, probably has to balance sales, production, packaging, dispatching, invoicing, etc. with promoting the range, designing and developing new models, etc.

 

All we have to do is to buy and use them.

 

Indeed, and most effectively on London Road.

 

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We need to remember that Andy Stadden is not primarily a model railway figure maker.  He is a sculptor, whose main figures are for military modellers, who has made model railway figures as someone asked him to.  The fact that he is showing so much commitment means I suppose he must think it worthwhile both as a commercial interest and as an interesting subject.

 

 

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1 hour ago, ChrisN said:

We need to remember that Andy Stadden is not primarily a model railway figure maker.  He is a sculptor, whose main figures are for military modellers, who has made model railway figures as someone asked him to.  The fact that he is showing so much commitment means I suppose he must think it worthwhile both as a commercial interest and as an interesting subject.

 

 

And I'm amazed and grateful in equal measure that he makes the figures available in 3.5 mm as well. I've always hoped that he's getting enough orders from Europe and the US! 

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36 minutes ago, Ian Simpson said:

And I'm amazed and grateful in equal measure that he makes the figures available in 3.5 mm as well. I've always hoped that he's getting enough orders from Europe and the US! 

 

Well, I've bought a set for using rear of scene, as an aid to forced perspective.  Seen here combined with modified 1/100 architectural figures (for even further away!)

 

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Mikkel has used 3.5mm figures for various things, one being young adults.  I am looking to use a 3.5mm workman as a signal cabin boy.  I just have to make sure I do not use one with a moustache or worse, a beard!

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Love those hats, they remind me of the Goodies, 'Ecky Thump'.

 

It is not just the difference in height, it is the width.  I tried having a tall man, in 4mm with a short woman in 3.5mm.  My wife thought it looked like his daughter rather than his wife.

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On 04/04/2019 at 18:03, ChrisN said:

Love those hats, they remind me of the Goodies, 'Ecky Thump'.

 

It is not just the difference in height, it is the width.  I tried having a tall man, in 4mm with a short woman in 3.5mm.  My wife thought it looked like his daughter rather than his wife.

 

It annoys me a bit when people go on - 'people are different sizes...' well yes, but as you've pointed out the width is important, just take a look at these esteemed gentlemen, all the same width over their shoulders but famously different heights.

 

The Class Sketch

 

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Same size heads, too.

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Mr Stadden's nearly there with some early Victorians: Link

 

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Excellent.

 

With Dr Newman's growing range of locos and rolling stock, I hope we'll see some 1830-50s layouts appearing soon!

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Some further News from Andrew Stadden.  His 3D printed mid-Victorians, from which he intends to make moulds for his pewter figures, have arrived, so mould-making can commence. 

 

This means that 100 mid-Victorians could be on sale before long (ouch!).

 

Also he has been designing more loco crews, apparently with a Terrier in mind!

 

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For anyone whose childhood featured a trip to the flicks to see Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the layout item posted below is frankly spooky! 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks, Edwardian. That seems to have determined where any spare money in this month's budget will go.

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On 08/06/2019 at 19:31, Edwardian said:

Some further News from Andrew Stadden.  His 3D printed mid-Victorians, from which he intends to make moulds for his pewter figures, have arrived, so mould-making can commence. 

 

This means that 100 mid-Victorians could be on sale before long (ouch!).

 

Also he has been designing more loco crews, apparently with a Terrier in mind!

 

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Image copyright Andrew Stadden

 

For anyone whose childhood featured a trip to the flicks to see Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the layout item posted below is frankly spooky! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know the thread reads 4mm Edwardian figures, can I assume that these will also be available in 7mm....   do you Think?

 

 

andy

 

 

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14 hours ago, wagonbasher said:

 

 

I know the thread reads 4mm Edwardian figures, can I assume that these will also be available in 7mm....   do you Think?

 

 

andy

 

 

 

Andy,

He already does, 7mm figures.  The Cambrian loco crew, and maybe others are figures of real people.  He has stated in his blog that using CAD for the originals means he can produce masters in different scales.  I think he mentioned 5 different ones but did not specify which.  Check out his shop, his 7mm figures are just something else.

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6 hours ago, ChrisN said:

 

Andy,

He already does, 7mm figures.  The Cambrian loco crew, and maybe others are figures of real people.  He has stated in his blog that using CAD for the originals means he can produce masters in different scales.  I think he mentioned 5 different ones but did not specify which.  Check out his shop, his 7mm figures are just something else.

 

 

I am familiar with his work and I have used them in a number of scales,  just checking that he is doing all things in all scales..

 

I have started a project modelling Black country steam trams in 7mm.

 

So, very interested in Victorian figures

 

As I have to scratch build the steam tram locomotives, the trailers, the track and the streets and all of the buildings I am very keen to have something I can just buy and paint...  

 

See the project at 'The Trams that Time Forgot' in 'Trams and tramway modelling' here on Rmweb..

 

 

 

Andy

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When it comes to railwaymen figures, were there enough differences between uniforms on the pre-Grouping railways to make a difference when purchasing figures?

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1 hour ago, GWRSwindon said:

When it comes to railwaymen figures, were there enough differences between uniforms on the pre-Grouping railways to make a difference when purchasing figures?

 

I do not think the differences between companies was that different, although the colour may have been.  There was obviously a lot of difference between grades and jobs.  Andy Stadden's figures cover all the bases for the end of the Victorian era.  Early Victorian was different and by the end of pre-grouping they were the same up until the sixties, 1960s that is.

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That is just what my collection of Pre-Grouping steam locomotives need!

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After a long wait, due to Andy Stadden's personal problems he appears to be back in business.  1/43 scale mid- Victorians are on sale but seated ones will soon be on sale in all scales

 

See in his blog

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