China Rail Workers & Passengers
China is the largest country by population on the planet with almost 1.5 billion souls. The railway system also carries more passengers and more freight than any other country.
You're going to need people for your layout!
There are now five different passenger sets specifically made for Chinese modellers in HO scale by Preiser. These are all individually hand painted figures, and as such this is reflected in the high price. To date, there are no unpainted bulk packs. The first two sets were released in 2008 and both have a mixture of passengers and China Rail staff. The farmer sets are to be released in mid 2010, and looking at the production photos, the only differences (sets 10572 & 10574) are the colors of the clothes.
Each set of figures comes in a two piece hard plastic case with a plastic insert for each figure. There is a dark green paper insert which shows the product number on the box ends.
The painting and level of care taken to make these figures is truly outstanding. Live models were used to design them. Each figure is hand painted. Note on the CNR staff the buttons, two tone shoulder bars, badge hat emblem, etc - it's all there!