Whilst I was cutting out more of the civilians from Peter Dennis’ Little Wars PaperBoys book, I thought that these figures not only look good on a toy theatre stage but they look very much like railway civilians with their bags and baggage.
With all the head and arm variants, these are highly versatile Victorian, Edwardian and early 20th Century 54mm paper card figures.
Tucked away on the platform is one of my paper suffragettes (made using one of Peter Dennis’ figure outlines for scale).
Keen eyed ‘Little Wars’ / ‘Floor Games’ fans will spot an advert for Jabz Hair Colour (as handwritten in Floor Games by Wells or G.P.W. one of his two sons).
I presume they are meant by Peter Dennis to be evacuees for the War of the Worlds element of the Little Wars PaperBoys volume of H.G. Wells, as well as civilians for Wells’ Little Wars.
The station is plastic OOHO Hornby platform, Lemax Christmas Village lantern, whilst the Halt building is our family’s old wooden farm buildings from the 1960s.
You may have seen a similar platform set up with 54mm hollowcast and new metal figures on my LWR Little Wars Railway blog post here on my Sidetracked blog in May 2020:
The train set and track is from a toy plastic battery operated Wilko Western Express bought in 2018.
Blogposted on Sidetracked by Mark Man of TIN, 21 December 2020.