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With 6 Models Of Shops For ONLY $19.95

This multi building streetscape includes models of 6 shops each with two signs for above the store entranceway so you can decide which sign you prefer for each store, or you could make two models of the same shop each with a different sign. You don't pay double the price. Download the PDF plans just once and you can make as many copies of each low relief building as you need.

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1. B483 $7.97
2. B484 $7.90
3. B485 $7.50
4. B486 $7.97
5. B487 $8.90
6. B488 $8.90

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These low relief model buildings add incredible dimension, perspective, and reality to a railroad layout. The shops are '3-sided' structures each with a roof, that provide the illiusion of being full-sized buildings just like the ones you would see on a busy retail street. The depth of each model is narrow so they don't take up much space on a layout, but give the impression the scene goes much deeper than it actually does.

If your space is extremely restricted, you can make these buildings as "flats" by using just the shop frontages. Instead of constructing each building with the front, sides, and roof... you can just glue the front directly to the backdrop, or to a piece of core flute, which you then glue to the backdrop. This is how flats are made.  

For incredible realism positioned these model railroad shops as a street scene on the horizon, or against a background, or to the edge of your model railroad layout.

The huge advantage of using low relief building is that they take up so little space on a railroad. These printable model kits look so authentic it is really difficult to believe they are actually scaled down replicas and not real-life shops and buildings.

This retail street scene is extremely inexpensive and very simple to put together, and can be scaled up or down to the size you need. These downloadable P D F plans come in O O gauge for easy resizing to H O or N scale. Simply download the PDF plans to your computer, print them by using a home printer. Just alter the print settings on your printer if you want to scale them down in size:

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Print the number of copies you require, because provided as they are solely for yourself, you won't actually breach international copy-right laws. Ordinary photocopy paper (or photographic paper) can be used for printing.

core flute sheets For extra strength and stability you can stick the printed buildings onto some Foam Core (from DIY Hardware Stores) or Core Flute. One sheet will make several buildings. Both materials are very inexpensive to buy.

Glue the printed parts prior to adhering them to your pre-cut foam board (use a craft knife to cut the board). Each model shop includes flaps for you to adhere each one directly onto your vertical backdrop.

Downloading one of these PDF plans takes only seconds. You will then be in a position to save your downloaded file(s) on to your computer. By keeping the masters you will be able to access each plan for future printing (if you need more copies). You can even save them to a disk or USB stick. The copyright laws clearly state you can't give them away, sell them, or trade them, or distribue them in any way.

Today there is a great discount offer (see above) so you can obtain all six shops in this amazing street scene for BELOW HALF PRICE at 59% off.

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Building Your Own Model Railroad –
A 5 Point Guide for Beginners

By Guest Columnist Brian Miller

Model trains is a hobby that usually starts from playing with toy trains and transforms into making real looking train sceneries. Model railroading is a hobby you can take up at any point in your life. You can even design layouts for your children because moving locomotives with lifelike sceneries are very fascinating for children as well as adults.

If you are only just starting out in the hobby of railroading, then there are certain things that you should know about building your railroad. Following are some of the basics you need to know before you start construction of your railway.

1. Scale

Having sufficient knowledge about different scales is very important when you start planning a railroad model. You may want to start constructing your railway layout on a large scale, but if you are working in limited space then choosing a large scale is not a feasible option. Look at the space that you are working in before you choose the scale that you want to work with.

There is a number of train scales to select from. There is a G scale (ideal for garden railroads) that is 1:24 of a real train size, HO scale is 1:87, N sale is 1:160, and Z scale is 1:220 of the real trains. HO (OO gauge in UK) and N scale are the most popular scales because the size is suitable for the situations and space many people have available to them.

2. Gauge

People who are new at building railroads can get confused between scale and gauge. Scale is the ratio between your model and the actual trains in the real world, whereas gauge is the distance between rail tracks. Gauge and scale should be compatible to each other. When you buy your model trains make sure that the scale is compatible with the size of the track and gauge. Trains need to be to scale with their surroundings.

3. Model Trains

Make sure that you buy a strong locomotive. You do not want to end up buying a train that slows down or derails. In the days of steam a steam engine was often referred to as the “iron horse” because it worked hard. The same applies today even it is a diesel engine – it still needs to work hard and pull loaded wagons around the track or up gradients without derailing or stopping.

4. Accessories

The scenery that you build around your model trains will add life to your train layout. You can add people, cars, buildings, billboards, mountains, and a lot more to your scenery to give it a realistic look. You can easily find accessories for different themes and even eras. Make sure that you have a picture in your mind about the final look of your model. Buying mismatched scenery will give a confused look to your total layout.

If you're interested in making your railroad scenery more realistic then make your own accessories instead of buying ready made things. This is called scratch building and this will add life to your railway model. Scratch building allows you to add weathering effects on your accessories and trains that will help you in building a model railroad that is more close to real life.

5. Wiring

Once you have all the necessary equipments, you would want your trains to run smoothly and reliably on the tracks. This is possible with a simple power pack that you will get with almost all train sets. As you grow in your experience and learn more about wiring, you can expand your layout and add more trains and features to it. It is often best not to try to incorporate a train set into a large layout, because the train sets are typically mass produced and the quality can be lacking. If you are serious about the hobby then purchasing good trains and track is essential.

These are some of the basic things that you should research and learn about before taking up the hobby of building your model railroads. This basic knowledge will give you a jump start in to this hobby and later you can add on to your knowledge and build complex sceneries around your model to add life to the model train layout. Join a railway club locally or one that you can access online.