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Station Accessories
Station Accessories
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Introduction
Airfix molded dozens of soft plastic figure sets in the 1960s and '70s. Station Accessories is one such set.

I present this set as a nostalgic review and also so that, if you find a set of these for sale, you will not be surprised about what they look like. Finally, I have a soft spot for vintage kits.

Station Accessories
I did not make this a review in the usual sense. I intend to just present a general overview and mainly let the photos do my talking. One picture is worth a thousand words, right?

There are 55 pieces in the set. Most pieces are figures. They are dressed in 1950s-60s style. Most are men and a few are women, and a couple of children. The men are passengers, railway employees, and "Bobbies" - policemen. Then there are carts, a station scale, perhaps a clock and cigarette dispenser, and shipping crates.

Being soft plastic figures of 50 years ago, they suffer from thick molding, flash, and other flaws. The poses are stiff. Regardless, detail is fair.

Conclusion
Today there are OO scale figures available for model railroads. Station Accessories is an okay set if you already have them, and a fun set if you like vintage models. With painting, the models should look good, at least in the background.

SUMMARY
Highs: People and trackside equipment such as scales, clocks, and freight.
Lows: Being soft plastic figures of 50+ years ago, they suffer from thick molding, flash, and other flaws. The poses are stiff.
Verdict: This is an okay set if you already have them, and a fun set if you like vintage models. With painting, the models should look good, at least in the background.
  Scale: OO Gauge
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  PUBLISHED: Jan 14, 2017
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.97%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 79.09%

About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

Copyright 2017 text by Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


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http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1334 These figures are still available from Dapol, so they're only vintage in an Airfix box.
JAN 15, 2017 - 05:29 AM
Stephen, thanks for the heads-up. Glad Dapol still has these available.
JAN 15, 2017 - 03:29 PM
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