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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2014, 03:46:09 PM »
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Seriously, no black people in sweaters or suits. No black cops or firemen. No black engineers or doctors. It's like looking at a 1950's TV show.


Donna Reed show?  :D

Not to sound cheeky, but doesn't that mean that the manufacturers are catering to the modeling who are into late steam-diesel transition era?  Isn't that the larges segment in N scale?
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2014, 06:57:12 PM »
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@peteski,
Even back then African Amerricans made up a big part of the railroad workforce - to say nothing of society in general. I paint my own in 7 or 8 shade using Mertan unpainted figures.
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Re: New Walthers N scale structures
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2014, 10:55:27 PM »
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@peteski,
Even back then African Amerricans made up a big part of the railroad workforce - to say nothing of society in general. I paint my own in 7 or 8 shade using Mertan unpainted figures.

I realize that.  My comment referred to what Daniel mentioned: "no black people in sweaters or suits. No black cops or firemen. No black engineers or doctors. It's like looking at a 1950's TV show."

Like the figure manufacturers are emulating the TV stereotypes of the 50s.
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