B434 Railway Station
OO gauge trains
HO scale trains
N scale trains
... and other scale layouts
Low Relief Model Railroad Buildings
Including low relief
structures can really add dimension and perspective to a model railroad. Basically,
a low relief building (also called flats)is a structure that usually only
has 1 or 3 sides. These kits are generally positioned against a
backdrop to give the appearance of full size buildings in the distance with trains
operating in foreground.
Low Relief Buildings Range
Download Once - Print Many
These model railroad kits will add amazing realism to a diorama or railroading scene, and yet
they are very inexpensive and easy to construct. You simply choose a kit from the wide
selection for sale on this modelbuildings.org website, download it to your computer, then print it
out (on A4 paper), glue it onto some cardstock (old cereal boxes are perfect), fold and glue it
together. It’s that easy to build (no painting required) – you could construct a whole miniature
railroad town scene for less than the cost of a couple of plastic model kits!
Easy to scale: All model
train structures are in OO scale, so you simply alter your print settings
OO scale is
HO scale reduce the print
S scale enlarge the print
Z scale reduce the print
N scale reduce the print
Easy To Build Models - Detailed & Very Realistic!
Assembling the Signal Box B432
The wonderful world of model trains is truly
amazing with the versatility that comes with creating your very own miniature world.
Although you can buy almost everything you will need from a local hobby store or online train
supplier, there is one essential item that can’t be bought or sold… that’s your
Designing and constructing your
own railroad layout can be a real thrill. This wonderful hobby truly has something for everyone.
Model building, art, woodworking, electrics and electronics, mechanics, all of these can be found
somewhere on your railroad layout.
Realistic scenery brings a
railroad to life
Scenery is what ultimately
distinguishes a model railroad from a toy train set. Scenery is about the setting and telling a
story about the trains and the landscape they travel through.
Scenery is how you choose to
really showcase what you’ve created. It can be a product of your own skills and unique imagination,
and there’s nothing more gratifying than to look over your miniature world and think proudly, “I
created all this!” Your powers of observation will be exercised and honed as you learn the
techniques and become aware of all of the minute details that surround you in the real world and
try to create them in miniature.
While many model railroads are
never completely finished, adding some good scenery and structures can go a long way to giving that
When constructing your layout you
will develop many new skills, or at the very least refine some of your existing skills. Take it
from me; there is a huge level of satisfaction in being able to create, or construct something
yourself, especially when you are able to do it for less money than it would cost you to purchase
the plastic kits and scenery ready-made. It is also a good skill to be able to customize something
enabling it to fit into a specific location on your railroad. These are certainly skills well worth
If you are looking to buy plastic
kits, or model railroad buildings from cardstock, or purchasing laser cut railroad buildings...
then consider these railroad structures as a cost effective high quality alternative. They
are not just plans, but are complete printable designs delivered by instant download directly to
your computer... so you can make as many copies as you want from the one download. Simply print
them on the paper or card of your choosing. You can adapt them to fit whatever scene scenario you
The printable model kits for sale
here are easy to assemble, extremely strong when constructed, and are already pre weathered so there is no painting required. When you look through
the designs on this website you'll see how amazingly realistic these downloadable card kit railroad
structures are, and how easy they are to build from scratch. They'll look great on a layout with
trains operating in the scene.
You can make your scale buildings
from cardstock, foam, or corflute. You can simply assemble them or add additional internal
strengthening if you want to make your buildings super strong. Basswood, balsawood, corflute, and
foam are ideal materials for making bases, floors, or adding internal supports to walls or roofs.
Doing this is a really easy process and will ensure your railroad station, signal box, or any model
railway buildingwithstands the test of time.
Weathering like on a real
If there’s one thing you’ll
observe when planning your railroad, it’s that the rest of the world (in real life) is definitely
not well maintained. In real life, buildings not only fade, but also fall into disrepair, neglect
and outright dilapidation. The areas around real prototype railroads can be particularly dirty as a
result of diesel or stream trains passing by. If you place a group of shiny new rolling stock and
new-looking structures on your layout, you’ll never escape the toy like appearance of the
As a modeler, realism is usually a
high priority. So, if you want the scene to look authentic, you’ll need to be prepared to make that
shiny new Bachmann locomotive or caboose positively grimy to get the right effect. Almost
nothing outside in the real world is clean, and that is the philosophy you might want to keep in
mind for your layout as well. Railroad operators (in the real world) are notoriously cost
conscious, so they seldom spend money sprucing up the rolling stock and motive power, or their
buildings and structures either! The technique of weathering can effectively and believably enhance
the realism of any scene.
Making your railroad your
The end result is in your hands,
because ultimately you are creating YOUR RAILROAD. For that reason it should to be a layout you
will enjoy constructing and operating. What others in the hobby might think about your techniques
doesn’t really matter. It is your choice as to how accurately (or not) you choose to follow the
theme and specific details of a prototype railroad. Your railroad layout needs to be what you
personally want (not what others might prefer).
The various operating scenarios
will need to keep you interested especially when you have completed the construction phase. That’s
not to say you won’t notice many things you could do (or might have done) differently. Truth is;
your model railroad will probably be a permanent work in progress… so enjoy the