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N scale
Railway Construction Group (N)
Railway Construction Group
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

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RailRoad Modeling

Scenery specialist NOCH makes many figure sets in several scales. This is the N scale set Railway Construction Group , item 36276.

The set
Railway Construction Group is a set of six figures and an instrument. Each item is factory assembled and painted. The subjects are:
    Kneeling man
    Tool (Fuel can, arc welder?)
    Power tool operator
    Man with shovel
    Man kneeling with tool
    Man swinging maul
    Sitting man

Molding is remarkably fine and the figures have good detail. I found no molding flaws. The figures have poses that look realistic.

As good as they look, they are just too tiny to stand on their own. I could not make any stay upright.

The set is packed in a form-fitted cradle for each model. That cradle is held inside a top/bottom clear plastic box.

The tiny figures and tools have good detail for the scale ( 1/160 ). The skill of the painter accentuates the molded detail. Each figure has small bands of silver reflective tape painted on their hi-visibility coveralls.

These lilliputian gandy dancers feature good detail and natural poses. The factory painting is very good.

My only concern is not surprising - the figures need glue to remain upright. I believe that N scalers will enjoy this set for their layout track in top shape. Recommended.

Thanks to NOCH for providing this set for review.
Highs: The tiny figures and tools have good detail for the scale. The skill of the painter accentuates the molded detail.
Lows: The figures need glue to set upright.
Verdict: N scalers will enjoy this set for keeping their track in top shape.
  Scale: N Scale
  Mfg. ID: 36276
  Suggested Retail: 9.99
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 04, 2016

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

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...

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