by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
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IntroductionAirfix 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 AccessoriesI 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.
ConclusionToday 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.