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Title: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on January 25, 2009, 07:35:42 PM
Hello. As I mentioned in a thread, I'm planning an On30 layout. I plan it to have cartoon characters. Any Advice?  ???


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: Joe Satnik on January 25, 2009, 08:35:32 PM
Boris and Natasha trying to dynamite the track. 


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on January 25, 2009, 08:50:51 PM
Where am I going to find figures of them close to 1/48 scale?  ???


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: 0n30nutz on January 25, 2009, 08:52:33 PM
  A man after my own heart, or should I say twisted mind....
  Looney Tunes are the best...years ago I found some small xmas decorations of Bugs as a Salvation Army bell ringer, Daffy as a mailman, Sylvester and Tweety with winter scarves on fighting, and Marvin in a flying saucer...they scale/measure to about o scale, so on my xmas teee platform they can be spotted in various places.. ;D
  In a local Eckard's drug store, I found a 1/43 scale 1940's Batmobile complete with the Batman...guess where he will be soon? ::)
  It's best to just kind of 'sprinkle' them around and watch visitor's reaction when found. :D

  Have fun and enjoy!

Regards,

Howard


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: Nick_Burman on January 25, 2009, 09:17:19 PM
"Fiddletown & Copperopolis"? The railroad as the cartoon itself? Bachmann makes all the elements - 4-4-0's, 2-8-0, geared locos, railbus (you can recreate the cartoon of the "natives" giving the railcar salesman the "blanket treatment" - http://narrowmind.railfan.net/Railbus/F-C-McKeen.jpg (http://narrowmind.railfan.net/Railbus/F-C-McKeen.jpg) - or the inauguration of "Leaping Lizard" service - http://narrowmind.railfan.net/Railbus/F-C-railcar.jpg (http://narrowmind.railfan.net/Railbus/F-C-railcar.jpg)).

Cheers NB


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on January 25, 2009, 09:39:24 PM
Don't feel shy to mention animes(Japanese cartoons) and video games.


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: lvrr325 on January 26, 2009, 05:14:53 AM
Lionel has a series of Polar Express figures. 


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on January 26, 2009, 08:04:17 AM
Yeah, but I'm not interested in Polar Express.


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: Joe Satnik on January 26, 2009, 11:17:45 AM
Where am I going to find figures of them close to 1/48 scale?  ???

http://cgi.ebay.com/Set-of-Four-ROCKY-and-BULLWINKLE-Xmas-MINI-Ornaments_W0QQitemZ200302371257QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item200302371257&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A0%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on January 26, 2009, 11:18:52 AM
Thanks.  :) ;) :D ;D


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: Mister Lee on January 26, 2009, 11:28:43 AM
I keep wishing that some model railroad manufacturer could come to a happy and inexpensive understanding with the Charles Addams estate. Considering the role that O-gauge tinplate played in both the Addams Family television series and the first Addams Family movie, I think a model railroad/tinplate/Addams Family connection is a natural.

Imagine Gomez, Morticia, and the kids waiting for a train. Or some poor wretch hoisted high in a man-sized cage from a old-time High Ball signal. Or a happy Pugsley Addams joyfully awaiting the receipt of his pet reptilian monster from the REA man.

Some of the wargamer figures might have possibilities for a Morticia or possibly an Uncle Fester.

Other than that, it looks like make-your-own.


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on January 26, 2009, 11:35:50 AM
Why the Adams Family? My trains will be in big danger, now!!  :o


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on February 06, 2009, 07:14:23 PM
Anyone know how I can modify keychain figures such as these?

http://cgi.ebay.com/LEGEND-OF-ZELDA-Phone-Straps-with-Figures-Set-of-5_W0QQitemZ200306264883QQihZ010QQcategoryZ1345QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: az2rail on February 06, 2009, 08:55:13 PM
What is it you want to modify? If you want to cut off the hole for the key chain, you can use a knife or Demel to cut the part, then just match the paint.

Bruce


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: aussie30inch on February 06, 2009, 10:24:38 PM
superthomasfan  if you werent spending so much time with all this mindless dribble you may have more time to spend on learning how to kit bash and model like everyone else here


testing patients >:(

geoff


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on February 07, 2009, 07:48:34 PM
superthomasfan  if you werent spending so much time with all this mindless dribble you may have more time to spend on learning how to kit bash and model like everyone else here


testing patients >:(

geoff

I'll start when I get enough money to purchase the Silver Ridge set.


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: James Thomas on February 07, 2009, 08:27:04 PM
Hey Super,
You're missing the point again.  Stop posting nonsense.
-JT


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on February 07, 2009, 09:19:42 PM
Sorry.  :-[


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: drgw268 on February 07, 2009, 09:59:35 PM
Hey Super,
You're missing the point again.  Stop posting nonsense.
-JT

This from the guy who can't spell patience.


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on February 07, 2009, 11:46:09 PM
Any other cartoon and/or anime ideas? ???


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: James Thomas on February 08, 2009, 11:17:13 AM
Hey drgw 268.

 I think you're mixing up your quotes and quoters.
 I did know a doctor that didn't have patience with his patients -- but he didn't mix them up.

-JT


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: glennk28 on February 15, 2009, 09:18:36 PM
You're more likely to find the figures in a size compatible with Large Scale.  On a previous garden railway I had a number of such figures--including Disney's "Beagle Boys" holding up the train--complete with balls and chains on their feet. 

If not overdone, an occasional gag figure or group can be fun.  One of my "favorite Prototypes" is the F&C.  I was working on the parlor car "Belle Murphy" with the added vista dome--


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: curator49 on February 15, 2009, 11:06:11 PM
We sometimes get a bit too serious about our hobby and take exception to some ideas put forward in fun. A friend of mine, who is an excellent On30 modeller building some highly detailed scenes has as his train crew and figures on the layout as orcs and dwarves which he makes and paints himself. His young daughter made an On30 layout (by herself - with some guidance from dad) for a local model railway show. Her train crew were all little teddy bears appropriately painted.

Another friend (a dedicated scale modeller) has a very detailed scale Queensland Railways layout in HO (HOn3.5) which has regularly been shown at model railway shows around south-east Queensland. One year he decided to have a bit of fun (on one day of a 3-day show) and populated his layout with Daleks (from the Dr Who television show). It got quite a chuckle.


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: curator49 on February 15, 2009, 11:27:57 PM
We sometimes


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on February 16, 2009, 06:53:19 PM
You're more likely to find the figures in a size compatible with Large Scale.  On a previous garden railway I had a number of such figures--including Disney's "Beagle Boys" holding up the train--complete with balls and chains on their feet. 

If not overdone, an occasional gag figure or group can be fun.  One of my "favorite Prototypes" is the F&C.  I was working on the parlor car "Belle Murphy" with the added vista dome--

I was gonna go with large scale, but I changed my mind, due to budget reasons.


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: BIG BEAR on February 17, 2009, 05:47:08 AM

     OK Kids,
    If your going to do this right you need Dudley Do Right, of the RCMP.
He was always saving some damsel in distress ( who was tied to the railroad tracks) just seconds before the train got to her.

                Enjoy,
                    Barry


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: wade on February 17, 2009, 11:53:44 AM
And don't forget his evil nemessis Snidely Whiplash.
Or if you prefer the South then Deputy Dog and Musky.


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: superthomasfan on February 17, 2009, 06:18:39 PM

     OK Kids,
    If your going to do this right you need Dudley Do Right, of the RCMP.
He was always saving some damsel in distress ( who was tied to the railroad tracks) just seconds before the train got to her.

                Enjoy,
                    Barry

Nice idea.  :) ;) :D ;D


Title: Re: Cartoon characters
Post by: boomertom on March 11, 2009, 10:26:06 PM
Whimsy, what fun. This will date me but I can't help but be reminded of teh immortal John Allen and his dinosaur switching on his fab G&D a pun itself
Tom