‘CREWING’ STEAM LOCOMOTIVES ......
Some modellers prefer to not populate their coaches or provide a crew on the footplate, but I do not share that view and have, over the last few years, set about creating ‘atmosphere’ by populating some coaches and ‘crewing’ the locomotives. However, finding the correctly proportioned figures in a variety of realistic poses, proved to be quite a challenge, until I discovered Master Piece Figures at a model railway show in Southern England, which is where this manufacturer is based.
Master Piece Figures are cast in lead free pewter, well detailed and available to fit a variety of locomotives. Images of some of these crews are included to illustrate some of the many and varied figures that are available.
If you are unable to find these figures at the shows you visit, a mail order service is available by contacting me, via this website, and I can provide that information.