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Create Your Own Structures - Scratch building made easier!

 
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Why choose ScaleModelPlans?

  • Affordable
    - Build a scale model structure for under $10.00 in materials!
  • The hard part is done -- You do the
    Fun
    part! Complex shapes and calculations are already done for you.
  • Satisfaction
    of building your own structures!
  • Choose
    your level of complexity. Print in color to cardstock or build from scratch in your choice of materials!
  • All patterns and templates print to  
    Standard Size
     printer!

Thinking of building a Kit? Why not take it one step further. Pre-made kits and model structures are popular and available for various scales, and can significantly add to the realism of a Model Railroad layout. But you may want something more unique, or something a little more affordable. That's where ScaleModelPlans.com comes into the picture. Often with just a few more steps than preparing and assembling a kit, you can create your own structures from scratch for far less money.

Each ScaleModelPlans.com Plan & Templates Package also includes a FREE printable Cardstock model of the structure.  See catalog page for details.

All Structure images on this site are photos of actual scale models.

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Instant Downloads!  Place your order, pay securely with PayPal - even if you don't have a PayPal account. Download your plans immediately to get started on your next project! Plans are in PDF format and can be read and printed on PC or Mac computers.

Building from scratch may be easier than you think.

ScaleModelPlans.com provides the bridge between 'scratch-built' and kit structures. Our scaled plan sets include traceable patterns and templates, as well as a pictorial guide to help even a novice model builder create realistic scale model structures for a Model Railroad layout or diorama.

Print to standard letter size paper, cut out the templates and trace onto balsa, basswood, styrene, foam board, or any other choice of hobby material. No calculations necessary - templates are scaled to proper size.

Basic hand tools can produce incredible results. Specialty tools make the job easier, but you can go a long way with just a hobby knife, razor saw, and straight edge.

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Templates included (Available in N, HO, OO & O scales

 - scalable to Z, TT & S scales)

   

Cardstock Model Building

As an added bonus, each scaled plan set comes with ready to print cardstock patterns. Cardstock printed structures have a unique appeal. They can be an inexpensive alternative to wood or plastic construction, and if you make a mistake you just print out another sheet. You can apply weathering techniques to greatly increase realism. A cardstock model also makes an excellent "mock-up" prior to scratch-building with other materials.  Also included are WMF template files importable into Model Builder software.

* Now included - 11 page Cardstock Modeling Guide as well as a 12 page generic Construction Guide!

Color cardstock file included (N, HO, OO, and O scales)

   

And if you want a challenge...

For the 'craftsman' who enjoys scratch building and wants more of a challenge, scaled plan packages include a set of scaled ‘blueprints’ for a true scratchbuilt structure using your choice of materials. Imperial measurements are provided, but since all plans are drawn actual size you can work in metric if you prefer.

Vous pouvez travailler dans métrique ou les pouces. Les plans sont la dimension réelle. Les dimensions fournies sont dans les pouces mais vous pouvez mesurer les plans directement avec une règle métrique.

Scaled plans included (N, HO, OO, and O scales)

 

Other plans possible with printer scaling (See tutorial)

If you're still not sure...

If you have never built a model structure from scratch but would like to give it a try, this is a good first step. For only $3.95 you get a full Plan package of the NYLB Railroad freight shed in Matawan New Jersey.


View our On-line Catalog

of N Scale 1:160, HO Scale 1:87, OO Scale 1:76, and O Scale 1:48 plans,  templates, and Cardstock patterns, then click to download the printable PDF files so you can get started on your next project. Modelling in Z, TT, or S scales? Click here

Garden Scale Plans - see our companion site: www.ScaleModelBuildings.com

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Scratch Building made easier - Scale model plans for HO Scale, N Scale, OO and O Scale model railroad buildings and structures. Create realistic, inexpensive scale model buildings for your model railroad layout, diorama, or toy train set. Build to accurate scale with Computer Aided Design miniature plans or simply cut out the traceable templates.  As an added feature, you can print out color patterns to card stock to create paper models of buildings and structures. If 'kit-bashing' is more your style, try customizing, or combining patterns to create a unique scale model structure. View our on-line catalog of HO Scale , N Scale, OO and O Scale plans to get started on your next building in scale project. Beginners Welcome!

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