This city series of 5 downloadable paper plans to make scale model city buildings from corflute (or cardboard) is very interesting. The city series includes a department store, a fire station, a fire damaged building, a movie theater, and two retail shops under city apartments. The package deal of 5 paper models is currently for sale below half price.
The fire damaged structure is particularly interesting with sooty black burnt woodwork around the window panes (some broken). There is also plans for a city fire station that can help complete the back scene. Yes the downloaded plans are for background structures so require less space than ordinary scale models. This series of scale model city buildings is truly unique and not available anywhere else on the web. So if you decide to download and build these 5 scale model city buildings, your model railroad will be very unique and different nearly every other scale railroad in existence. The plans can be downloaded and made up as ho scale city buildings, OO, or n scale city buildings.
Make 5 Scale Model City Buildings Including a Cinema, Fire Station and Fire Damaged Backdrop Building
A Model Train Station – One of 5 Most Important Things to Add Life to a Model Train Layout
By Guest Contributor Paul Henry
Locomotives are said to be the most important element in a model train layout. However, a lonely train running along an oval track is not going to captivate the viewers. To add life to a train layout it is necessary that you add certain elements and details. This article discusses in detail five important things to have with your model railroad layout.
1. Model Train Stations
A train without a train station makes no sense. In the real world trains typically start and end their journey at train stations and likewise model trains need stations to mark the start and end of their journey. Stations are sometimes the place where the trains are parked when they are not moving.
Besides having one large train station on your railroad you can have several small ones in remote areas. If you are trying to depict different scenes in your layout like a mine or a forest then placing a small station building in that area will add depth and realism in the scene that you are creating.
In most cases, adding at least one train station model is absolutely necessary to make your railroad resemble the real world.