In the 1990s William's trains sold heavyweight passenger sets with color passenger window inserts. Even the baggage cars had a color insert behind the main doors.
Anyone know of a source where I can purchase NOS or used inserts?
I'm interested in using the inserts with some modifications in the window frames of my standard gauge tinplate passenger cars.
(Yes...... When you get bitten by the 3 rail train bug, you sometimes play on the other side of the street, ....the dark side....."g" , "tinplate", " HON3")
I remember some hobbyists felt the inserts looked too toy like. I always thought they looked nostalgic, but I never invested in William's cars ( I was more interested in 3 rail with painted interiors and then later on scale people.)
Maybe some one here with a four car set could post a few close-up picks of the people in the windows and baggage car interior? Then I could cobble together several of the silhouettes, make a few strips and copy onto onion skin paper, to hopefully "populate" my cars. I know Marx inserts can be had, but I believe the older William's had more variety of peoples faces. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If needed my email is in my profile. Thanks.