This special pack buy series features plan 623 the Advance Rail Manufacturing build, plan 624 the C K Edwards Auto Industries building, and plan 622 the Monroe Bros. Steel Fabrication and Construction building. These 3 paper models would look very much at home against the background on an OO scale, HO scale, or N scale model train layout, with a rail yard or trains operating in the foreground. The plans are also ideal for other scale model makers, art and craft hobbyists, or anyone interested in creating realistic diorama scenes. The models are fun to construct, and look wonderfully realistic and truly impressive when completed.
These paper models can be built using cardboard if you are constructing for an N scale railroad, or if you are making the structures for an OO scale or HO scale railroad, then you can use cardboard, foam board, or corflute. The latter two materials are particularly sturdy and thicker, although cardboard can also be very strong after the adhesive has dried. Additional scrap pieces of cardboard, foam board, or corflute can be easily glued inside the models when finished. This is not necessary, but is an option you might like to use.
The completed models can also be sprayed or painted with a clear matt varnish or sealant (such as Mod Podge). Again, this is just an option, and is a good call if you intend to give the models plenty of use over the coming decades. I did mention using cardboard which is really useful for constructing smaller or more fiddly parts. Ordinary cereal box cardboard is perfect when constructing many of the paper models purchased from this website.
On closer inspection of these color plans, you will notice many intricate details that are photographic in style, so resemble real-life features (and imperfections) commonly found on industrial buildings of this nature. Crack in the brickwork, dirt, grime, indications of dampness, etc all add to the realism of these paper models.