Printing and Construction of your Model Railway Buildings is Made Easy with Helpful Videos and a FREE Printing & Assembly Tips Manual on Your Customer Download Page.
The easiest way to see how to construct your own model railroad buildings from these downloadable plans is to watch a couple of short video demonstrations (see below). The PDF plans come with a FREE Printing & Assembly Tips Manual. There are several videos demonstrating the construction process on this website, as well as links to other helpful resources on this site.
These OO designs can easily be resized by reducing the print percentage on your home printer as follows:
Remember you are scaling the print settings on your printer and not scaling the PDF file.
These card kits download to PDF for easy printing. To open a PDF file you need Adobe Reader on your computer. The software is free to download from: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ There are several other free PDF readers available on the internet - just Google "free PDF Reader" if you don't already have one installed on your computer.
These printable kits have been designed to fit onto A4 (210x297mm) paper. It is best to use a quality matt photo paper (90 -120 gsm) when using an inkjet printer. Quality copier paper is ideal if you intend using a laser printer. Heavier weight paper is not so flexible and can be difficult to bend, so lighter weight paper is usually the best.
Most home printers let you adjust the Custom Scale.
Most printers allow you to select the printing quality (using the Properties option). You could print a test copy using a low quality fast print setting. When printing out a final copy select the highest quality (or ‘dpi’) setting as this will give you are better quality result. Higher quality printing is usually slower and uses more ink, so only use it for printing a final copy.
These files are in OO scale and can easily be scaled to HO, S, Z, or N scale. Firstly, make sure you UNCHECK the ‘Fit to page’ printing option because failure to do this could mean sheets get printed in the wrong scale. These downloadable paper plans are not suitable for scaling to the much larger O scale or G scale as printing clarity will be reduced. O scale plans are available here.
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