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This complete residential street includes 7 two and three level residential terraced houses. You can print out several copies of each building to add to the scene without paying any extra. They can be positioned in an order from left to right.

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These 7 model railroad buildings will look great positioned alongside each other to create a realistic street scene. The structures can be made in low relief meaning they can be positioned against a backdrop to give the impact the scene goes on forever. The big advantage is they don't require as much space as traditional 3D model buildings.

Depending on your scale than need only be an inch or so deep with the front, sides and roof visible to give the illusion of 3D.

If space is really at a premium and you would rather save the inch or two in depth, then they can easily be made as model railroad flats where just the frontage is visible.

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The real advantage of low relief structures is, they provide the illusion the scenery stretches much farther than it really does. They also add character to the setting without the expense of buying plastic kits. These low relief model railroad buildings look so incredibly convincing it is really hard to comprehend they are simply scaled-down replicas.

The scale of this streetscape can be adjusted to fit with the size you need as the PDF plans come as OO gauge so you simply adjust your printer settings to resize down to N scale or HO. Customers are authorized to print-out any number of copies they need for private / non-commercial usage without buying additional downloads.

For increased strength glue the printed plans to Foam (available from Lowes and other DIY stores) or use corflute (from the same stores). Both materials are cheap to buy and come in a big sheet suitable for constructing several buildings. All you do is glue the printed paper parts before sticking each part to the pre-sized foam. It's not like cutting wood...you won't need a blade saw... because a sharp kraft knife will comfortably do the work. Each low relief model has flaps if you decide to adhere them directly onto your backdrop.

Downloading the PDF's is super QUICK (usually in seconds). You can store the file(s) in your computer, or save them to a USB stick, disk, or portable hard drive. The choice is yours.

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Remember you can assemble them in low relief or as model railroad flats. These low relief model buildings have a 60 day money back guarantee.

 

Constructing Spendidly Detailed Model Railroad Buildings

Supplied by David Walker

The hobby of making your very own railroad models at home can keep you happily engaged for hours on end. If you like, you can make everything from scratch right at home. Of course, you would have to get a train set and all its assorted tracks, but you can make the scenery easily at home.

So how far have you come in your scenery construction? Did you decide which era you want to depict in your model? Are you clear about how you plan to continue with your railroad layout? Have you developed the basic layout and backdrops? Are you natural settings in place?

Once you have laid out the basic scenery, you would need to get into the detailed specifics. After all, your model railroad cannot simply comprise of natural scenery. It would also need to have various man-made things like poles, signboards, shops, houses, a train station and many other buildings. So how can you go about making model railroad buildings? Here are some suggestions to help you get started:

Should A Beginner Buy A Building Model In Plastic?

If you are new to building railroad structures, you can always buy yourself some starting kits. These kits (although relatively expensive) will allow you to make your own buildings with the given guidance instructions and provided materials. This process is not only easy, but is also fun and gives amazing results, although sometimes they look plasticy and need a great deal of weathering to make them look more real. There are a variety of items available in the market from normal quality inexpensive products to very high quality lifelike do-it-yourself kits. You can buy whichever suits your needs.

Of course if you are among those who love to make everything on their own from scratch, then you can make the scenery buildings yourself too. Following are some ways to make railroad buildings at home:

Using Plastic Models

There are many plastic buildings available that you can buy and turn into a part of your railroad set. To make them look more lifelike instead of their typical shiny plastic self, you can paint it a rust color or some dark brown or grey color. One easy way to make the rooftops look rusted is to wrap the rooftop in a tin foil, soak it in bleach and then sprinkle some paprika on top of it. This will make it look like the roof has rusted. Spray some Dullcote to retain the color.

For Wooden Buildings

You can simply cut pieces of wood, or balsa wood in the shape of a house and insert them in your model. Paint windows, doors and other features to make it look more realistic. There are many times when you want to show a crowded background where there are lots of wooden buildings. The easiest was to do this is by cutting out blocks of wood and putting them in place. You can even make the wood look old by using a pencil and lightly dragging it over the wood.

Building Models With Ice Cream Sticks

This may sound like something that a kid would do, but ice cream sticks make the best and strongest buildings. Not only are they cheap, they can also be painted any color and made to look from any time period. Collect a number of sticks and construct any building of any size as you need.

Cardboard Model Buildings

This is an inexpensive and easy method of construction. You download the plans (the buildings are pre-weathered for you). You can use cardboard (cereal packs), core flute, or foam core for construction. The completed model railroad building will look extremely realistic when finished. Enjoy your railroading - operating trains is a wonderful hobby.