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Ok i know i know im saying something nice about aristo, you might be thinking theres some thing wrong with me but no im fine. i know i point out all the stupid stuff i see wrong with aristos stuff and make it known, so now in all fairness i will point out something i feel they have done right
A couple of years ago i bougght 14 of there new style heavyweight cars for my hudson to pull, when i opened the boxs i was amazed at what i saw, very nice job indeed on these cars, nice detail, and they run well once lubed properly. go to Greg e's site for instructions on lubing. also converted the cars to kadees per Ray Manleys site and as usual worked perfectly. now the only thing i wanted were people in the cars, i had forgotten that a couple of years ago i bought over 400 people fron USA TRAINS and found them in a box i had and they fit perfectly. now ive heard that getting the roof off on this car is a nightmare , but my cars after taking the 2 screws out ouf each end of the cars and squeezing the centers of the cars the roofs popped right off with no problems. the inside of the cars are good looking so all i did was to paint the arm rests a wood color and glue in over 300 people so far in 9 cars and have a few to go but heres a couple of pictures of one of the completed cars, this car i only used a couple of people cause the others are pack full every seat.. so to give aristo there due.. nice job ON THIS CAR and thanks to RAY AND GREG for there web sites..
 

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Nice. I wish I had some people for my heavyweights. If this one is only sparsely populated as compared to the others you did, I'd sure like to see those!

I've made some trackside movies of mine rolling by, some during daylight, some at night, & boy, the lack of people in them is sure noticable.

How much did you pay for your people?

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But you did notice you can't fit two per seat. I've even cut up some of AC people and tried to make them fit.
I also looked around the toy stores just to find "cheap" folks that can stand behind the dinner counter or other places.
 
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Posted By NTCGRR on 06/30/2008 5:28 PM
But you did notice you can't fit two per seat. I've even cut up some of AC people and tried to make them fit.
I also looked around the toy stores just to find "cheap" folks that can stand behind the dinner counter or other places.





Heres one of the coachs i did a month ago, the USA people do fit great side by side in one seat with no cutting just glue a pr in each seat and off you go, but you must use the usa people they seem to be a tad smaller than aristos. but they look real nice when filling up cars with them thats why im running out because ive been trying to put as many people in one cars as i can. i picked them up last year at one of the large shows row was at, i think 4 pck of 8 people for 15 or20 bucks.. by the way look at the kadee conversion i did on these cars via ray m's site..
they will take a 10ft dia curve but they are coupled real close looks awsome, i try to post video also..:D
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Heres a video of 6 heavyweight being pulled by hudson at show just awsome...
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Nice job Nick. I did mine about 8 months ago also with the USA folks but I only used about 16 per car. Later RJD
 
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Thanks RJ, they do look great with people in them!!!!:D also thanks Jerry, if i need anymore people i will look them up...:D
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Jerry thanks for the link thats a very good deal i bought 160 people what a price thanks again....
AND TO YOU Terry A de C Foley i read what you wrote this morning before it was deleted and it was very un cool what you said im sorry my memory isnt as good as yours but hard to keep track of so much stuff, BUT I GUESS LUCKY FOR YOU THEY DELETED IT BEFORE I COULD COMMENT. maybe before you post something about me again, you should have your facts correct? but comin from you i expect no less...
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Thanks for the tip Jerry but I prefer to stick with the tried and true folks and skip e bay. Later RJD
 

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While at a show, I got the Ro people 7 to a set, 4 sets for $20.00.

that is 20 divided by 28, for under 75 cents a sitting person.
 

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That's hard to beat.
 

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Jerry, that price on the hong kong figures is good! Out of (was it 40) the figures, what percentage were sitting? It's pretty hard to tell from the ebay add.

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THey sent me a order of 20 and it had two that were sitting. Plus one standing figure they had 7 of in the set. Wrote them and they would send a correction with my next order, but not sure I am planning anymore. Will just cut off the legs. Might try notching them and bending the legs first though. Jerry
 

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I've ordered three times from the Hong Kong guy. The figures are pretty good--I think they are preiser molds with less detail. I ordered a set of 20 and it think got 12 sitting figures. There are some of them, well, sitting, on our website at

http://chnm.gmu.edu/courses/magic/westover/structures.html

I also use two sets of RO figures and some hong kong figures to populate some bachman coaches, but I don't ave any pictures. They are too small for the Bachmann coaches, but we're not sticklers here
 
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