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Hi guys,
I've spent the past month building a set of stockyards for my railroad. They're mostly done now and I'm ready to start shipping beef! Trouble is, I haven't been able to find suitable 1:29 scale Hereford cattle. I have some of the cows from Schleich but they're rather large. Does anyone know of a good source for cows? I'm happy to repaint them if necessary to represent the Hereford cattle so prevalent here in western Colorado.


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Matt
 

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Matt,
Forgot to mention. To make all those cattle stay put I drill a small hole up one leg and glue in a brass wire to stick in the ground.
 

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I use the same cattle as Paul. Mine are sold by "Country Life". 1/32 scale. Look good tho. Got mine at a local farm supply store in the toy dept.
 

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Posted By Paul Burch on 04/14/2008 6:24 AM







Not to change the subject, but that's truly amazing modelling! At first glance, I'd have thought I was looking at the real thing, which I rarely think when looking at models of any scale, and particularly large scale. I'm impressed!
 

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Ok, not to change the subject, but where did you get that great Bobcat! Looks like a large pooper scooper:D, must work great, those stock yards are cleaner than my livingroom.

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Yes, I need to poop it up a little. Thats on my to do list. The bobcat was in the toy dept. at Wall Mart. Flashing lights on top.
 

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Look at the same website I left for Matt. There are several loaders listed.
 

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Attwoods Farm Supply often has sets of farm toys that include different breeds of cows. They are very reasonably priced. The best selection comes near Christmas season.


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Bobcat?

Oh, I was looking for a feline.
 

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Paul that farm toy website is really cool. What is everyones thoughts on size of equipment etc for 1/29 ie: 1/32 or 1/24--which looks better?

Torby; very funny, but I heard that Leon's rancher has a large gun to keep predators away from the cattle.

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Matt,
I tend to go with 1/32 for vehicles and buildings for my 1/29 layout. There are some 1/30 and 1/27 vehicles that are ok too. I think going a little smaller with buildings and details gives a much better visual perspective to the layout,especially in photographs. Figures are a different matter. 1/32 figures are too small. There is very little selection of figures that work well with 1/29. If I buy a structure that is 1/24 I will usually take a little off the bottom and reframe the doors. I just wish some outfit would start producing some 1/29 modular building kits. Just flat wall pieces that could be assembled into whatever is desired. I would love something like that for warehouse trackside structures. Just generic buildings. Most all buildings seem to be made in 1/24,I guess to try and catch both ends of the market. Does anyone actually model in 1/24 anymore? Guess all this has drifted a long way froms Matt's initial question about cattle.
 

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Matt,
Here is a picture of the cattle as they come boxed by "Country Life". These were $2.99 / box at our Bomgaars store.
 
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