I'd like to populate my K-Line Fleet of Modernism passenger cars. Which figures should I look for and where should I buy them ?
Good morning Dan. I am also interested in finding more interesting Little People for my layout.
In reply to your question, I Googled O Scale passengers sitting, and found 100 pieces on eBay for $8.99. I don’t know how good they are, but I would guess that at least 25, perhaps as much as 50 of them would work for you.
I suggest that on the Internet you research Arttista, Woodland Scenics, Bachman, and maybe Oakridge Hobbies and major O Gauge model train retailers like TrainZ to find quality O Scale sitting passengers.
In the early to mid 1990, when I took my wife and young children to my only trip so far to York, we went to the Choo Choo Barn. It was a highlight of our trip for the whole family to go there. Marvelous layout there. During our visit there, I saw beautiful metal baseball figures in a pretty package with a red ribbon on it for $150, which I think wee made by Kramer Products. The reason I am not 100% sure is that long ago I threw out the box and red ribbon (big mistake).
I have the heart of an operator, not a wise investment minded collector.
Here are my beloved metal baseball figures playing baseball:
I also have 3 outfielders.
I recently went to a train show and one vendor had beautiful, interesting figures, but they were very expensive so I did not buy any. As an example, he had a nice Dinky metal fork lift, which I already have on my layout, and he wanted $40 for it.
Don’t get me wrong. I will gladly pay a lot for something I love, like buying the $150 baseball figures. But I have to first fall in love with it to pay that much for something like that.
I would consider buying another quality baseball team, especially from Kramer Products, but I could not access their web site and suspect they are out of business. A couple of my figures have broken limbs. LOL.
Good luck hunting for the sitting passengers you are looking for.
A possible good place to find what you are looking for is at the York train show, but you may find out that the good quality figures are expensive.