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N scale farm figures and animals.
« on: March 12, 2020, 02:41:32 PM »
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I scratched built a Amish barn raising to go on my N scale layout but am having problems finding any farm figures that I can use as Amish men building the barn.Any suggestions on who might have any?Also I want to add cows and horses to my two farms and need some nice animal figures painted or non painted.Prices seem a little high with some companies and you only get about 6 painted figures for around $15.

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 04:06:15 PM »
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I'll have to dig around a bit, but I'm sure I have some surplus critters.
If I can round them up I'll take some pictures and you can make an offer.
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 06:02:38 PM »
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 I have some cows that I've printed. Have a couple of horses that I'm working on too.

 The painted cow is WS and I'm using it to scale the ones I print.



 










  Here is a moose and a dog next to the WS cow










  The chicken thread has some pics of the ones I printed there..



https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=49030.15


 Send me a PM if you're interested in some.
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 06:56:27 PM »
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That dog next to the cow seems a bit tall (and it doesn't look like a Great Dane, or a Newfie). Maybe seeing it next to a human figure would be better size reference?
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2020, 01:17:05 PM »
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  This is somewhat better



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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 05:11:46 PM »
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  This is somewhat better



Yes, the dog looks more to scale, but now the cow looks more like a calf. I'm no cow expert (city boy), but the cows I've seen at agricultural fairs seem quite a bit taller.
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2020, 05:13:12 PM »
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Yes, the dog looks more to scale, but now the cow looks more like a calf. I'm no cow expert (city boy), but the cows I've seen at agricultural fairs seem quite a bit taller.

 It a calf. I do have some scaled a bit larger
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 12:17:35 AM »
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It a calf. I do have some scaled a bit larger

I think the "cow" looks great, but it will depend on the breed (color you paint it) as to whether it is a young animal or a full grown animal.  The "cow" looks about the right size for a full grown Jersey, and would probably work for a yearling black Angus.  It is not "lanky" enough for a Holstein calf, but could pass as a 6 month old Charolais calf, just paint it off white.   :D

I put cow in quotes because it looks a lot like a steer.   ;)
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 12:44:41 AM »
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Mooooooo !

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 12:17:32 PM »
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I think the "cow" looks great, but it will depend on the breed (color you paint it) as to whether it is a young animal or a full grown animal.  The "cow" looks about the right size for a full grown Jersey, and would probably work for a yearling black Angus.  It is not "lanky" enough for a Holstein calf, but could pass as a 6 month old Charolais calf, just paint it off white.   :D

I put cow in quotes because it looks a lot like a steer.   ;)

Damn!  We have cow experts on TRW too???!!!!  This place is amazing!   :D

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2020, 02:52:38 PM »
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Damn!  We have cow experts on TRW too???!!!!  This place is amazing!   :D

LOL😂
And yes, it is amazing...

That reminds me of a funny story. A couple of years ago, at the KC convention, I got to visit what I considered a fantastic HO layout that, among other things,  featured a beautifully detailed farm scene. I complimented the owner and he started laughing.... apparently he invited a non-model railroad neighbor couple to view his layout and they shredded his farm scene: the outhouse was too far from the house (who wants to traipse that far in snow and rain), too close to the pump, his cows would eat his corn patch because it wasn’t properly fenced, and the cows were all wrong ! Only an idiot would mix varieties without separating them... Turns out they were raised on a farm...
So it’s good to have experts in everything :D
BTW, nice work, Rodney!

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2020, 03:24:30 PM »
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I have some cows that I've printed. Have a couple of horses that I'm working on too.

 The painted cow is WS and I'm using it to scale the ones I print.



 

I sent you a pm on the unpainted cows.Have any pictures of your horses?








  Here is a moose and a dog next to the WS cow










  The chicken thread has some pics of the ones I printed there..



https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=49030.15


 Send me a PM if you're interested in some.

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2020, 03:22:44 PM »
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I put cow in quotes because it looks a lot like a steer.   ;)
The head looks more like a horse or mule - their ears come out more to the top and point up whereas
cows ears - well as an exercise check them out. Check sheep ears while you're becoming an ear expert.
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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 05:32:01 PM »
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The head looks more like a horse or mule - their ears come out more to the top and point up whereas
cows ears - well as an exercise check them out. Check sheep ears while you're becoming an ear expert.
Al

I’m sure happy I wasn’t the only one to have noticed that about the cow... mule, I think.

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Re: N scale farm figures and animals.
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2020, 06:26:03 PM »
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You guys never seen spotted mules?  Those are Holstein mules.  :D
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