Following my last post on figures, UK modeler Steve J. wrote:

“regarding figures – have you seen the work of ModelU? Based over here in the UK , they use a 3d scanner and printer to accurately create realistic figures. Many have been done from preserved railways and of you catch them at a how you can get yourself scanned so you can live on your own layout!

Having handled them in both 00 and N I can tell you they are spectacular. See more here – https://www.modelu3d.co.uk/
Having just looked at the ModelU site, Steve’s right, those figures are unlike anything I’ve ever seen before.  I emailed the company, received an immediate response (always a good sign) and they stated they do ship to the US.  Thanks Steve!