We all love our little people, and there can never be enough of them on any layout'.  I recently discovered a couple of companies in Great Britain,  selling 3-D figures.  I just purchased  a few to see if I would like them.MODELU before 2MODELU before 3MODELU before 1IMG_20191023_140702748_HDRIMG_20191023_140809314_HDRIMG_20191023_140947669IMG_20191023_141017614IMG_20191023_141129094  They are 143.5 scale. Here are before and after photos'.. Let me know what you think'....  If you are interested in the websites, please email me, Address in my profile'... I will add, I received my package from Royal Mail in England ,in just a few days.  Faster from many retailers here in Conus'...

  Ted 

 

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Yes, they are indeed 1:43.5.   O Gauge/O Scale  in England ,and Europe, is 1:43 through 1:50, but mostly 1:43 and  1:43.5... US ,O, is 1:48.... As we all know though rarely are figures the exact size they are supposed  to be.

These figures from this company are exactly 1:43.5 . Completely accurate.

I prefer 1/43 if I have to paint them.  Just that few MM extra makes them a tad easier to paint and handle'...

  Ted 

 

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Yes, they are indeed 1:43.5.   O Gauge/O Scale  in England ,and Europe, is 1:43 through 1:50, but mostly 1:43 and  1:43.5... US ,O, is 1:48....

Yeah, it comes down to track gauge.  In 1:48, your basic O gauge track actually clocks out at 5 foot gauge,  so, in Europe, they decided to scale things up a tad to 1:43 to make the track a proper 4' 8 1/2".  This is also why most Dinky, Corgi et cetera diecast cars are 1:43 scale... 

Mitch

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Quarter Gauger 48 posted:

Yes, they are indeed 1:43.5.   O Gauge/O Scale  in England ,and Europe, is 1:43 through 1:50, but mostly 1:43 and  1:43.5... US ,O, is 1:48.... As we all know though rarely are figures the exact size they are supposed  to be.

These figures from this company are exactly 1:43.5 . Completely accurate.

I prefer 1/43 if I have to paint them.  Just that few MM extra makes them a tad easier to paint and handle'...

Ted, were you the model for the photographer?   The painted figures look fantastic.  Now all you need is eggs and bangers!

Ed

 

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 Thanks so very much Joe & Ed'.  In fact I'm re-doing some of the faces.  Not happy with a few of them'.  I should checked with the camera before I finished them.  As careful as I was I still screwed up on certain areas'..  The figures are good replicas.  The faces are not as detailed as the bodies or as detailed as I would like.  I recon it is because they 're actual real people that they scan and  maybe they  deliberately don't focus on the face.

Thank you Mitch for checking in.  I think England has got correct'.  This is why there is very little 1:48 vehicles out there...

 

 

  Ted 

 

Speaking as a British resident, British National, with experience of Europe, I’d be curious where the figures came from. They look more German or Polish, than British. 

For pre-WW2, late steam or early diesel era figures, ModelU https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/product/1431/  are hard to better. They also scan real figures and print them, so you can appear on your own layout! 

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