New Loco Crew

New Loco Crew

Modelu customer Chris Chewter is a volunteer fireman at the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway and recently brought his loco crew gear along to ExpoEM and the GCR Model Event to be scanned.   Though there are many crew figures in the range, with this selection I’m hoping to expand the options for shed scenes and natural footplate poses.   Chris’ scans are also very suitable for smaller, low roof cabs.

All the figures are now available via the webshop.

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  • Roger Bellamy Reply

    Fantastic figures but one problem for my era (1962)- most of the models are too fat! I remember steam crew (even the drivers) being more wiry (and not so tall either). Photos from the days of steam bear this out.
    Let’s face it, if you spend 48 hours a week shovelling, you ain’t going to have a fat belly!

    October 7, 2017 at 10:34 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Thanks for the feedback Roger, I will have some new crew figures coming in 2018 with new models

      October 23, 2017 at 9:55 am
    • Leslie potter Reply

      Good stuff good on ya real crew are hard to find I find getting the colour of the dress hard to work out

      June 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm
  • Bill Winter Reply

    Any plans for larger figures in 16mm and 7/8 scale. I need a driver 115mm tall.

    December 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi Bill, I can print anything from the range in 16mm to order, these are £25 each. Drop me a mail at alan.buttler@modelu3d.co.uk and I can go through the options for other scales. Happy new year!

      January 3, 2018 at 3:28 pm
  • Richard Allen Reply

    Yes I have also noticed that the figures being based on people today are rather well proportioned compared to those in the 1950s. But they are the best available ! It will be great if you can do some about a scale 5’6″-5’10” tall with about a 32″ waist. Many thanks though for your superb range to date.

    January 3, 2018 at 2:15 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi Richard, thank you for the feedback, I agree and this year there will be some new figures coming with these characteristics. Happy new year!

      January 3, 2018 at 3:27 pm
  • Hugh Daubney Reply

    Hello From New Zealand
    Can you please advise if produce both railway and civilian figures in 35th scale?
    Please also advise cost per figure.

    February 15, 2018 at 8:34 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi Hugh! Yes I can do any of the figures in the range at 1/35th, they are £7.50 each and printed in a black resin.

      February 19, 2018 at 2:47 pm
  • G V Ray Reply

    Is it possible to mirror image the loco crew since none of them are suitable for left hand drive locos.

    February 21, 2018 at 4:21 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi there,

      When you go to the crew product page you can chose either left or right hand drive as well as scale. If you need a hand please let me know how I can help.

      Cheers!

      Alan

      February 21, 2018 at 5:52 pm
  • G V Ray Reply

    oops pressed return to early. Need a left hand driver. So regulator is worked with the right hand. Are there any plans for seated drivers as are required for BR standards.

    February 21, 2018 at 4:24 pm
  • John Lloyd Togneri Reply

    I am modelling the LNER,so do you have any loco drivers for left-hand of cab.

    March 29, 2018 at 3:39 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your message, you can chose left or right hand orientation for all the figures on their product page. If you need any further help please let me know,

      Cheers

      Alan

      April 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm
  • cjfirth Reply

    Well done, well done! At last! Interesting comments on proportions – lots of my family worked on GWR you wouldn’t have wanted to have called my Uncle Bill (heavy gang 81b or rather 141) scrawney or any of the Andrews brothers ‘Tich’ or you’d be wearing a ‘Copper top’
    Cheers Chris

    April 6, 2018 at 2:33 am
    • Works Manager Reply

      Thanks!

      April 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm
  • Chris Holton Reply

    Could you model chimney pots both Victorian and Edwardian plus farm workers in working poses please.

    June 6, 2018 at 7:16 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi Chris, thanks for the suggestions, they are on my todo list!

      August 16, 2018 at 10:28 am
  • Paul Bartlett Reply

    Are there any plans for seated, diesel shunter, drivers in the industrial range. There are several such models in several scales available.

    August 15, 2018 at 4:54 pm
    • Works Manager Reply

      Hi Paul, yes I’ll be looking industrial diesel poses in the coming weeks, thanks for the feedback

      August 16, 2018 at 10:29 am

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