More from Dave

Another day when I’m rushed off my feet – but fortunately Dave sent this in. Another cracker.

“Morning Al,

Latest vid shows a cheap way of how to get passengers in to coaches and a few tips regarding couplings on rolling stock?



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18 Responses to More from Dave

  1. Where did you find the figures that you put in you coaches? Do you remember the brand name? Thank you from Canada

  2. I am looking for figures for a Lionel Ferris Wheel. Where can I find sitting figures for this?

  3. Dave’s really hit the bull’s eye with this tidbit. Still, the guitar pick tip is a keeper. Next trip across the pond, I must look him up to see all his posts fro real!
    I did not get which coaches he used, other than I see they are his new additions.

  4. Hi, in response to the chap from Canada, you can get large bags of people sitting and standing, from China or Hong Kong via eBay. You may resist buying stuff from the other side of the world, but I have had no problems via eBay. Mike S

  5. Same comment as Canada. Brilliant again though.
    Well done Dave.

  6. Always injoy Dave’s video’s. Come’s out with some great idea’s. Just wondering what you do with decommissioned loco’s and coaches. Ever think of offering them to member’s to buy up so you can recoup your loss just an idea.

  7. I had to try straightening one leg of several figures to form scooter riders waiting with one foot on the ground at the level crossing, terribly fiddly and the looks on their little faces when you have to saw their legs in half…(shudder!)

  8. I like your site, I can tell you put a lot of time in on it. But I want to ask what scale train are you working with. It appears that it is “S” gauge. Actually what is it? Thank You In advance.
    Nate Gagliardi — North West, Indiana

  9. good post and great stuff Dave
    to the guy about ‘S’ gauge….
    similarly sized to ‘O’ gauge but only TWO tracks instead of three
    it was sold by American Flyer
    couldnt tell ya why they call it ‘s’ gauge….

  10. Great video once again Dave. Can you tell me where you got the seated figures from please.

    Peter “The Mackem” Jones

  11. it looks so life like. You can used Scene craft figures for this .


  12. Dave
    I have the same type of Hornby Pullman coaches with the crappy Hornby couplings. I converted all mine to KD couplers. There is a video of how to do this on You Tube – look under KD conversions. Basically you drill out the rivet & rotate the truck mount 180 degrees – do a minor bit of cut & shut to put in the new KD coupler. Since doing this I have had no issues with derailing around tight curves’ crossing points & they shunt better in reverse. They also look heaps better IMO. I have also converted my European type couplers (you called them universal type) to KD’s.
    Once you have used KD’s I don’t think you would go back to the older type couplers shown here.

  13. Hi All , the figures where bought on ebay from China , just enter model railway figures on e bay and you will find them standing or sitting , good service sent out same day as ordered , post free and cheap , and to answer Nate my layout is oo gauge …Dave

  14. Dave, I make my own new pockets using plastics square tube. I have converted all my old Lima coaches this way. I saw off the huge old coupling and glue on the plastic tube using industrial strength super glue. The plastic used by Hornby and Lima doesn’t seem to work with plastic cement. The coupling you used with the loop that lifts up and down is the standard Roco coupling, looks very neat.

  15. great tips and the video is great thanks Dave.

  16. Great tips for putting people in coaches, especially the plectrum tip,
    Dave – I have found with the big couplings that it is the hook that is the problem. If you cut off one and only have single hook this seems to cure the problem on curves and points – well it has worked for me

  17. I have converted all of my loco’s and rolling stock to Kaydee’s. A little bit fiddly and you really need to use a Kaydee coupling height gauge.
    More realistic than the Hornby – Triang types.

  18. I like these nice Modelers that talk about trouble with HO scale think about us Old Farts that play with N Scales, makes you think.
    Anyway Dave you are the best and with all the help you have given us all,
    I just wish lived back in England so I could have a nice big loft to lose myself in,
    don’t have them here in Sunny Australia well some of it maybe not all.

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