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Old 08-26-2010, 08:52 PM   #1
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Unhappy HELP with my wild west layout idea

hey guys....My boyfriend and i are taking a break from our HO project and have decided to start a quick small N scale layout themed in the 1800s old west style....saloon, brothels, blacksmiths, Indians and such..

...BUT....

as I'm seeing, it's nearly impossible to find anything western style in n scale!

I've searched until I'm blue in the face and i can't even find a decent n scale cowboy!

help me out wise all knowing train dudes

*if anyone has anything from that time period that you don't want....I'm willing to buy*
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
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If you are looking for trains, try the bachmann frontiersman.
can be found here and many other places: http://www.ehobbies.com/bac24006.html
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:09 PM   #3
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hey guys....My boyfriend and i are taking a break from our HO project and have decided to start a quick small N scale layout themed in the 1800s old west style....saloon, brothels, blacksmiths, Indians and such..

...BUT....

as I'm seeing, it's nearly impossible to find anything western style in n scale!

I've searched until I'm blue in the face and i can't even find a decent n scale cowboy!

help me out wise all knowing train dudes

*if anyone has anything from that time period that you don't want....I'm willing to buy*
You might consider doing your wild west modelling in HOn3 which uses HO scale buildings and HO scale frontier style engines and old timer rolling stock... which will all run on your N gauge track.

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Old 08-27-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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hey guys....My boyfriend and i are taking a break from our HO project and have decided to start a quick small N scale layout themed in the 1800s old west style....saloon, brothels, blacksmiths, Indians and such..

...BUT....

as I'm seeing, it's nearly impossible to find anything western style in n scale!

I've searched until I'm blue in the face and i can't even find a decent n scale cowboy!

help me out wise all knowing train dudes

*if anyone has anything from that time period that you don't want....I'm willing to buy*
Some buildings....http://www.wildwestmodels.com/Products.html

Some more......scroll through their list.....http://www.rslaserkits.com/N-Scale.html

Good luck on the people. They do come on e bay once and a while as they did make some years ago.

Ho might be easier to find.
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:25 PM   #5
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Horseback riders you can paint to adapt as cowboys......cemetery stuff and mourners for boot hill....cattle and pets. http://www.oakridgehobbies.com/index...mals?limit=all

Best wishes on it, and show us pics!
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:32 PM   #6
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thanks guys....some great stuff here...Loved the links Ed!! those were great! as for a train, a good friend actually handed me a beautiful little Jupiter and four cars! so that's one down. I'm still having trouble finding people alternatives, especially Indians anybody make custom figures out there haha...someone with good eyes

I can't show any pics of the track yet though, it's a secret project

can't wait to show it off!

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Old 08-31-2010, 05:50 AM   #7
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Back in the 60's a company made a plastic scale General Custer playset. I can't remember the company. They also had a Knights and Vikings,and a Battle of the Bulge. If you find one maybe some Indians survived.

on ebay search at "1/72 Indians"

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Old 08-31-2010, 07:06 AM   #8
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If I recall my history correctly, the General Custer set's General and cavalry should be missing a significant number or arms and legs. And other parts.
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Hey DizneyGurl,

Had a look through the Walthers catalog. These might fit in nicely with your Western old-town theme:

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/700-571 (Looks PERFECT, with saloon, etc. ... on sale, too!)

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/700-573

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/700-574

Re: Reck's comment ... nothin' a razor blade and a little custom surgery can't implement!

Cheers,

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That's right! And remember the handprints on the horses' flanks, for the Indian ponies!
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