The Company

   

Founded in 1946, Faller is a venerable German manufacturer of model structures, commercial buildings, bridges, figures, amusement rides, and scenery-making supplies in all popular scales. Their extensive product line includes many figures.

The Figures

Faller's N Scale figures are mostly Merten, plus a few Preiser (which is not surprising, since Preiser now owns Merten). Many sets combine figures drawn from as many as five different original sets in a loopy mix-and-match free-for-all, at times mixing figures with and without bases. Also, Faller's choice of set contents is bewildering to say the least; several sets are duplicates except that one figure may be different.

Faller's sets are packed in clear plastic boxes with vacu-formed clear plastic nests and paper inserts. The boxes come in two slightly different sizes; the smaller ones appear to be the more recent.

The list probably has many errors. Among other things, it's a challenge determining which items may have been discontinued. As of June 2017, items marked OOP? are AWOL from Faller's website, but this is not to say they've been officially axed. Source numbers are all Merten unless otherwise indicated; I'm still in the process of cross-referencing them. Photos are mine.

Cat #

Description

Source

Notes

155001

Passengers I

2180 + 2399 + 2400

OOP?

155002

Passengers II

0806 + 0812 + 0818 + 0820

OOP?

155003

Passengers III

0806 + 0812 + 0820

OOP?

155004

Passers-by on stairs

2286 + 2295

OOP?

155005

Passers-by II

2180 + 2399

 

155006

Passers-by III

0806 + 0812 + 2180 + 2295

 

155101

Sitting travelers I

0859 + 0865 + 0867

OOP?

155102

Sitting travelers II

0859 + 0865 + 0867

OOP?

155103

Sitting travelers III

0853 + 0867

OOP?

155104

Playing children

2191 + 2197

OOP?

155201

Passengers I

2180 + 2399 + 2400

OOP?

155202

Passengers II

2180 + 2399 + 2400

OOP?

155250

36 travelers

many

 

155251

24 at the fair

many

OOP?

155252

36 seated persons

many

 

155253

Starter set, 36 figures

many

 

155301

Train crew

0908 + 0914

 

155302

Shunters, dispatchers

0908 + 0914 + 2208

OOP?

155303

Enginemen

2268 + 2280

OOP?

155304

Track layers

0870 + 0876

 

155305

Transport workers

2234 + 2240

OOP?

155306

Craftsmen I

2337 + 2343

OOP?

155307

Craftsmen II

2258 + 2264

OOP?

155308

At the blacksmith's

0889 + 0896

OOP?

155309

Drivers, transporters

2234 + 2240 + 2451

OOP?

155310

In the supermarket

2550

OOP?

155311

Street cleaning crew

2264 + 2343

OOP?

155312

Painters and workers

2258 + 2325

OOP?

155313

Guys at the station

2397 + 2398

OOP?

155314

Shop assistants

 

OOP?

155315

Construction workers

0870 + 2343

 

155316

Merry drinkers

2180 + 2398 + 2399

OOP?

155317

Filling station personnel

2325 + 2331

 

155319

Ramblers

2544 + 2550

 

155320

On the farm

0896 + 2407

OOP?

155321

Shunting personnel

2234 + 2343

OOP?

155322

Steam loco personnel

2268 + 2280

 

155323

Demonstrators

0870 + 0891 + 2319 + 2331

OOP?

155324

DHL truck drivers

2234 + 2240

OOP?

155325

Table tennis players

2465

OOP?

155326

Pedestrians out shopping

 

 

155327

11 dogs & 2 cats

2466

 

155330

Wedding party

0963 + 0967

 

155331

Train staff

0908

 

155332

Bathers

0948 + 0954

 

155333

Cyclists

Preiser 79087

 

155334

Craftsmen

2258

 

155335

In the country

0902 + 2407

OOP?

155336

Police officers

0908 + 2252

 

155337

Firemen

2377

 

155338

Playing children

2197 + 2454

 

155339

Outdoor vendors

2203 + 2240 + 2458

 

155340

Farm workers

0896

 

155341

Carnival figures

2209

 

155342

Museum patrons

2539

 

155343

Signalmen

0914

 

155344

Factory personnel

2264 + 2325

 

155345

Employees

0812 + 2400

 

155346

Visitors to the spa

2399 + 2400

 

155347

Sitting people

0853

 

155348

3 couples

0820

 

155349

Evening by the lake

 

 

155351

Policemen

 

new 2017

155352

Building a house

2337

new 2017

155353

People going up stairs

2286

new 2017

155354

Industrial workers

2343

new 2017

155401

Fair operators

0800 + 2203 + 2209

OOP?

155402

Wedding guests

0963 + 0967

OOP?

155403

Policemen

2246 + 2252

OOP?

155404

Washing day

2203 + 2319

OOP?

155405

Firemen

2377

OOP?

155406

Farm

0896 + 0902

OOP?

155407

Bathers I

0948 + 0954

OOP?

155408

Bathers II

0948 + 0960

OOP?

155409

German policemen

2246 + 2252

OOP?

155501

Horses

2408

 

155506

Mountain cows

 

 

155507

Cows, brown

2407

 

155508

Cattle

2407

 

155509

Young deer

2411

 

155510

Shepherd & sheep

2403

 

155511

Deer & forester

0891 + 2410

 

155512

Small animals

2403 + 2406

 

Where to Buy

Faller products are readily available worldwide.

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