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Get This Realistic Street Scene With
6 Simple-To-Make Model Shops
For Your Model Railroad

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Use the ZOOM tool below to take a really close look at the amazing detail
of each model railroad building. No painting needed! No weathering Needed!

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Run your mouse over the buildings on the right for a "up-close" inspection of the intricate detailing and realistic aged weathering achieved on each shop.


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1. B497 $9.95
2. B498 $12.95
3 B500 $8.97
4. B499 $12.95
5. B501 $9.95
6. B502 $10.95

Total Value $65.72

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To add to the realism, each shop has its own sidewalk sign at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

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butchers shop model

B497 Low Relief Butchers Shop

9.95 shop

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bakers shop model

B498 Low Relief Bakers

$12 .95

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Fish Shop Model

B500 Low Relief Fish Shop

$8.97 shop


antique shop model

B499 Low Relief Antiques Shop 

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fruit shop model 

B501 Low Relief Fruit Shop

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 Barbers shop model

B502 Low Relief Barbers Shop


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A model railroad layout never seems large enough, but a well thought out backdrop can certainly make the layout appear to stretch forever. Regardless of whether your scenery includes mountains, gentle hillsides, open plains/desert or perhaps a town or cityscape, a backdrop can extend the scenic illusion out beyond the horizon.

Various techniques can be used for modeling backdrops. Some model railroaders prefer highly detailed busy scenes, whereas others opt for simple clear blue sky with maybe a few clouds for realism. Some modelers choose acrylic paints, whilst some will use photographs.

The technique of positioning “flats” or “buildings in low relief” against a backdrop is very effective and widely used. Flats just show the front of a structure up against the background, and low relief structures typically show the front, and part of a roof and two side walls. Both are ways of saving space and extending the horizon.

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ABOVE: A couple of examples to show how these model buildings can look against a backdrop.


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When you look closely at the detailing on these scale model buildings you’d think they were real… especially when you put them against the backdrop on your model railroad. Use the zooming tool on this webpage to look closely at the fine detailing and intricate weathering. Look carefully and you can even see the produce and items on display in the store windows, and that’s something you won’t get on most model kit sets.

These are background buildings using the “low relief” technique that enables you to position parts of the complete building directly against your backdrop sky, so as to give the illusion the building is full depth. By using this technique you can give the impression the scene extends much further than it actually does. It is a clever technique used by many very experienced model railroaders to make their layouts appear bigger than they actually are. It also is a great space-saver and allows more space for extra track or other scenery features.

The model building in this streetscape can be purchased separately or as a package of 6 buildings for a heavily discounted price. That is certainly the cheapest way to go and all look good together as a complete shopping strip. You can choose from a Fruit & Veggie Shop, a Bakery, an Antique Shop, Barbers Shop, a Fish Market, or Butchery... or buy all six and really save!

These railroad buildings are sold by download as a PDF which is almost instant delivery to your PC where you can save the file for future use. Scaling these buildings to HO, OO, or to N scale is extremely easy when using your home printer.

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It is over to you what you use for construction. Some modelers prefer card for strengthening and assembly. Other hobbyists favor corflute (the same stuff real estate agents use for there signage), or foam sheeting works well. Card is free if you use a discarded corn flake box. However both corflute and foam sheets are extremely cheap from discount and DIY stores. They usually come in big sheets which make several railroad buildings. So, you can use more to add extra strengthening and make these buildings as strong as you want!

Yes, you can make this entire street scene for just a few dollars…

As you can see these photo-realistic designs are really cheap to download and assemble using glue, card/corfute/foam. Better still, you won’t need to buy model paints or spend hours adding details or weathering. It’s already done for you.

Save the designs on your computer and you can make more buildings later. You won’t be asked to purchase a second download to your computer.

Just glue the signs to card and fold them in half. They’ll look right at home sitting on the pavement in front of the shop. You don’t need to display all 6 sandwich-board signs at once, maybe rotate the signs around so that you display a couple of different ones each month. This will add interest and variety to your railroad scene.

Each design has easy to follow drawings to guide you through the construction process. As long as you have a very sharp craft knife (or scalpel), some adhesive (glue stick, spray adhesive, super glue, or clear glue), card/foam/corflute, a straight ruler or sharp edge for cutting… then you are on you way to one, or all of these, model railroad buildings. Construction only takes a few minutes and you’ll have your street scene starting to take shape.

These designs are quick and easy to download, print and build… and, a lot of fun.

So give it a go. I am positive you will be really impressed with how realistic this model shop street scene will look on your railroad layout.

These model railway buildings are designed to last, and will be ready for positioning on your railroad to transform the backdrop from unimaginative to lifelike and interesting.

You'll be able to download these model shops in around a minute as PDF(s).

The model shops are guarded have my secure 60 day money-back client guarantee.


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