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Erik W

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Got laundry?
« on: December 30, 2009, 07:00:34 PM »
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Does anyone know if anyone makes N scale laundry hanging on a clothes line?  I thought I had seen some photo etched stuff at some point.

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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2009, 07:09:57 PM »
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Yep - the Faller figure pacs have them - I have a bunch and if ya want em, I'll send you some - no charge !
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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2009, 07:29:41 PM »
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Yep - the Faller figure pacs have them - I have a bunch and if ya want em, I'll send you some - no charge !
Hey Thanks!!  I just sent you a PM.

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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2009, 07:37:49 PM »
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For anyone else not so fortunate to be Puddington's beneficiary, It appears that Faller no longer makes these

http://www.faller.de/App/WebObjects/XSeMIPS.woa/cms/page/pid.14.17.89/agid.1128.1198.1264/ecm.ag/Occupations-pedestrians.html

But Walthers shows some from Merten available.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/447-52319

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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2009, 07:39:45 PM »
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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2009, 09:57:39 PM »
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Does anyone know if anyone makes N scale laundry hanging on a clothes line?  I thought I had seen some photo etched stuff at some point.

Thanks,
Erik

Make your own using tin foil folded over a thin piece of thread, glue the sides together, cut out the clothes shapes and paint. String it between some poles and you're done! The foil allows you to crunch it slightly to add realistic folds, it will represent the scale clothes thickness better & you can't beat the price.



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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 01:32:50 AM »
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Be prepared for "sticker-shock" from Prieser and Merten. We ordered some Prieser's for a customer earlier this year, and they arrived at about $30 retail! :o

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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2009, 07:35:44 AM »
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Preiser (79050)

$11.17 from Euro Rail Hobbies (Langley, B.C., Canada): http://www.eurorailhobbies.com/erh_detail.asp?MN=10&CA=29&SC=N&stock=PR-79050

$11.99 from Euro Model Trains (Old Bridge, NJ): http://www.euromodeltrains.com/

$13.99 from Reynauld's (Elburn, Illinois): http://www.reynaulds.com/products/Preiser/79050.aspx

Merten

$9.23 from Discount Trains Online (Riverside, CA): http://www.discounttrainsonline.com/Merten-People-Figures-Women-Hanging-Laundry-5-Pieces/item447-52319.html
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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2009, 07:47:08 PM »
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Paul's idea works. The heavy gauge tinfoil or the foil from wine or champagne bottles works even better. It has a 'thickness' that makes it more believable, IMO. And tonight's the best time to find the bottle foil!
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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2009, 07:50:45 PM »
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If you separate the plastic laundry from the plastic line and attach it to fine wire instead, this is what you can do:
 
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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2009, 07:53:02 PM »
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If you separate the plastic laundry from the plastic line and attach it to fine wire instead, this is what you can do:
 

That was my plan . . . of course sirenworks has a good point about this being the night for "collecting" metal foil. 

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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2009, 08:01:03 PM »
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But Walthers shows some from Merten available.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/447-52319

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Interesting.  The photo of the Faller laundry women set I have in my trusty 2007 Walthers catalog has identical laundry as this drawing of the Merten set.

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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2009, 08:08:44 PM »
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But Walthers shows some from Merten available.

http://www.walthers.com/exec/productinfo/447-52319

Mark
Interesting.  The photo of the Faller laundry women set I have in my trusty 2007 Walthers catalog has identical laundry as this drawing of the Merten set.

Erik

Many of Faller's figures were Merten retreads, which is still true for many of the newer sets available today. Just to make things even more strange, many of Woodland Scenics figures are Faller sets, resulting in a lot of confusing crossover between WS, Faller and Merten (I'm still trying to sort it all out). However, Merten is becoming harder to find, even though they've essentially re-launched their line under their own name (I have a recent catalog of theirs). They're supposed to have been bought out by Preiser, and for a very short while the Merten figures were branded Preiser-Merten. Hard to say what's going on any more, though; it's all a jumble.
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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2010, 04:08:15 PM »
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Some laundry etched in nickel silver here:
http://www.ndetail.de/modellbahn/de/waescheleine.html

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Re: Got laundry?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2010, 04:41:03 PM »
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