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I just bought some Bachmann Passenger cars.

I would like to put about 10 passengers in each car.

Does anyone know of a source of seated passengers that would look good in these cars?

Oh, I would perfer not to spend a fortune to populate my cars but I really need painted people.

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So how do I find these people on Ebay?

I did a quick look and found nothing.

I am not an Ebay user so my knowledge of how to use it is very limited.

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There is a recent thread, Nick S. used these in his USAT passenger cars.

I searched a bit, but I'm at work, did not have time to find that thread.

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I've used those as well--you get a bunch of figures, many are standing, detail is fair, they are shiny and improve a great deal with a coat of krylon matte


I've used them a lot--you can buy them in lots of 40 or more. Some glue in standing, some I cut the legs down. It only takes a few figures to make a significant difference. Here's a direct link to the seller's ebay store, lots of figures

http://stores.ebay.com/everydaygoodz_Model-Figures-People_G-Scale-Figures-People_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ18538045QQftidZ2QQtZkm



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Go with the 1:25 figures from the Everydaygoodz on eBay. I just ordered another 40 for some projects. They fit well in my LGB trolley and USA 1:24 Overton cars. The standing figures can be bent to sit with use of a heat gun and a little bending.
Their 1:30 figures work well for 1:29 cars but would be too small for your Bachmann car. The USAT figures are even a bit smaller at about 1:32.

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The slot car outfits also offer seated figures (intended for use in grandstands) both painted and unpainted. Jerry Barnes ended up with some I had (ever get those people in your train?) They tend to be 1/32nd.

Note that without dramatic surgery, figures larger than 1/24-1/25 will not fit in the Bachmann passenger cars.
 

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There are 7 seated painted figures in the USA #1 and #2 people kit. Street price around $10.
These look like 1/40 scale, definately on the small side.
The difference in the 2 part numbers is only the paint job.


OTOH, Train-Li has 10 people for $10 and are more to scale(larger) than the USA figures. Some were sitting (3) and every bag of 10 has different painted people.
Also they have 5 sitting people for 19.95 plus bulk purchase of unpainted peple for $180.

Personally I like the train-Li figures much better than the USA figures.
 

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The train-li figures are the same as the hong kong figures from everydaygoodz--exactly the same. There are others on ebay reselling the everydaygoodz figures. They are prieser molds, but not painted to prieser's higher level of detail


The USAT figures are too small for Bachmann coaches, I think that's right. I used some in Bachmann coaches and they are a little small--they look like kids. They're great on the Aristo heavyweights
 

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I pretty much stick with the USAT figures. Just ordered 2 bags the other day. At least they are all sitting. Aristo makes a bunch of sitting folks also and have used a few of them. Later RJD
 

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Now that I think about it, the USA and slot car figures I used in populating my Bachmann passenger
cars were a bit on the small side. I ended up making little plexiglass 'booster seats' for them. That raised
them up just enough to make the difference.
 

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Those preiser figures are really excellent--we have some in high-visibility places


The USAT figures are a little small even for 1:29--I think they are closer to 1:32. The everydaygoodz figures are not bad at 1:25--I don't think they really are 1:25, I'm not sure what scale they are. The standing man in the suit is exactly 3 inches tall, for what it's worth.




Aristo fgures are not bad for detail and there are a lot of them. But they are way more expensive than either the USAT or the everydaygoodz figures
 

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The everydaygoodz figures come in 2 sizes 1/25th and 1/30th i use the smaller ones in the aristo and USA cars and the bigger ones for out side veiws and LGB amfleet cars. they reallly are a great bargin i just ordered another 200 of them to finish up my amfleet cars.... they range in size from 2 and a quarter inchs, 2 and half and 3 inchs so there are a wide variaty of sizes to use, plus you can cut them up and make the what ever size you need .
 

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