Saturday, October 12, 2013

Found. Two HO Gauge Miniatures

I found these HO gauge miniatures at a model train meet over the weekend. Both castings are cast in some form of metal and are painted; I suppose that is what you call it. The attendant with the cart full of baggage is not painted all that badly, but the horsemen’s livery is frightful. No well-meaning model railroader would have done such a crack-up job.

There is no indication where the casting was manufactured and although the casting seem to be a bit worn, they are probably mass produced and hand painted by some poor worker getting paid a few dollars per hour.

The attendant is a full dimensional miniature, however the cart is flat. The horseman, from the bottom of his boots to the top of his “ten gallon” hat is seven scale feet. The horseman is a big guy, maybe its Hoss Cartwright from the TV series Bonanza.

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