6 Downloadable Paper House Plans. Build Your Own
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Buy and download 6 custom designed low relief houses for model railroad layout backgrounds and backdrops.

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If you have ever wondered how to make buildings out of paper, then these paper models are the way to do precisely that. Each printable plan is downloaded to the scale of your choice (OO/HO scale, or N scale), printed out at home, and stuck onto cardboard, or it will turn out ever better if you use corflute which is incredibly cheap to buy in a large sheet from a DIY shop or Discounter. The completed model house buildings will be super strong and look really impressive against model railroad backdrops.This series of 6 downloadable model buildings suitable for placement against model railroad backdrops includes: a 3 level white house with red base and peaked roof; another white house this time 2 levels with a sloped green roof; the third background house is light gray in color with a gray tile roof; following that is a cream backdrop house with a tan sloped roof; next is another white on 1 level with 2 brown doors); and the sixth is a 2 level white house with 3 windows and a peaked roof.

A diorama or model railroad backdrop scene is an illusionary snap shot of captured a moment in time. Trains can obviously move past the front, but basically the model railroad backdrop is a static scene.

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How to Make Buildings Out of Paper for Model Railroad Backdrops


Ideas for Model Train Structures

If you have been looking for ideas for your railroad, then you have come to the right place. Creating your very own model railroad complete with backdrops is a thrilling experience. Learning model house building and how to make buildings out of paper is a great first step in the learning process. Using paper plans for model house buildings downloaded from this website will get you to use your creativity to its maximum and also experiment with lots of interesting construction techniques. The sense of having built your very own model railroad set complete with natural scenery and realistic model house buildings set in the foreground or against model railroad backdrops is an achievement you will never be able to forget. Depending on the available space, you can set up your model railroad in your garage.

So, how do you go about filling the details like scenery and train structures and model house buildings? Well, here are some ideas for you:


Constructing roads in a model railroad is neither too difficult nor expensive. What you can do is take some tacky glue and put a thick amount on the place you want your road to be. Before it gets dried, collect some fine sawdust and sprinkle it on top of the glue. Make sure you cover all the glue so that it looks like a road. Immediately after you have covered the glue with sawdust, take a small plastic toy car and run it back and forth on your road. This will create realistic looking tire tracks. Leave the glue road overnight to dry. Once it has dried, paint and seal the road. Roads, need people and buildings nearby so discovering how to make buildings out of paper is a good idea. Downloading some of the model house buildings on this page is a great idea, as they can be made to look very real when put up in front of the model railroad backdrops.


If you want to show some pipes or downspouts in your buildings, or along the roads, buy lots of florists’ wire. This is very soft and you can easily fold it in any shape you want. The wire is available in various thicknesses, so you can buy whichever you like according to your scale size. Just make sure you insert the ends in such a way that they are not sticking out. It might prick someone’s finger!

Billboard Signs

When creating billboard signs, use real business cars. You can cut them up if you have a small scale, otherwise, put them on the board as it is. If you have two similar cards lying around, what you can do is use one for the billboard and cut up the other for the actual sign board on the business shop. You can even insert an LED light on top of the board to create a lifelike structure.

Ivy Parks

If you want to create a more lifelike park, all you have to do is add some ivy to it. Gather lost of ivy from your garden and cut it up. Then insert some zigzag lines of glue in your park and sprinkle that ivy on top. If you feel that the ivy is too thin, you can wait for the glue to dry and repeat the process. You can even sprinkle some ivy on roads or around your train tracks.

Make a Story

To make your model railroad look realistic, try creating or depicting a story. For example, don’t have random people figures standing around, instead show their story. You can show a dad taking his kids to school, a nurse leaving for work, or maybe even some policeman standing round a corner of the street in your model railroad. This will make the entire thing look real, instead of some artificial scene. Model railroad backdrops are an important part of the scenery as is finding out out how to make buildings out of paper. The main point is to have lots of fun while you enjoy making model buildings, structures, scenery, and model railroad backdrops.

You can buy paper model buildings for your railroad direct from this website. When you have a close look you’ll see the brickwork, concrete, wood and steel finishing on these print out buildings is so real they look like they are from a real life size scene. They don’t look like plastic kits, they don’t look shiny and new, and they don’t require painting or weathering.

These printable model buildings and houses can be downloaded almost instantly to your computer or saved on a disk or USB stick. These designs are NOT available in hobby supply stores, so it’s almost like having your own custom model buildings you won’t see everywhere else.

They are not laser cut model railroad buildings, but the plans are incredibly realistic and super strong when glued onto cardstock or foam board… and most are priced well under $20 or in packs for sale at between 42% and 87% below the regular price of individual models. You won’t need much in the way of tools or supplies to assemble these model railroad kits. The assembly process for paper models is very straightforward and enjoyable.

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