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Plan 698 - Fernridge Garage

PDF Plan package: $8.95

The Fernridge Garage was part of a lone commercial area a few miles south of Langley, British Columbia. The business started as a rural Post Office in the early 1920's and shortly after, added a small grocery store. It is not clear when the garage was added, but at one time the tiny structure housed a tire store as well. Whether it was a sign of economic times, or development favoring another part of town, one by one, operations ceased. At the time of researching the project the structures were still standing, but in need of repair.
Garden Scale 1:24 and RC Scale 1:10 are available at www.ScaleModelBuildings.com.
HO scale cardstock version shown uses gas pump from Micro Mark but all scales include plans for easy to make scratch built pump as shown in the Garden Scale example.
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 698 - Fernridge Garage
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Tastee-treat drive-in HO scale

Plan 715 - Tastee-Treat Drive-In

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Long before “drive-through” fast food restaurants let you grab a quick meal to eat on the run, “drive-in” restaurants allowed you to take your time, relax, and enjoy yourself in the comfort of your car. The exact date and location of the first drive-in is debatable, but it was during the 1950's when this style of dining became increasingly popular. Of course, the popularity of the drive-in restaurant was not just from the unique style of dining. Local drive-ins were the 50's, 60's and 70's social gathering center for teens to meet friends or show off their hot cars.
This is the HO scale cardstock model. Plan covers drive-in, canopy and sign.
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Plan 715 - Tastee-Treat Drive-In
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Each plan package contains the following PDF files (unless otherwise noted):

Actual Size Plans Traceable Templates Construction Guides *Bonus: color Print-outs *Bonus Model Builder Templates

H O scale model plans

model railroad scaled plans

cardstock tutorial guide

cardstock model kit

cardstock model making

Detailed set of scaled plans, enabling true "scratch-built" construction.

Accurately scaled templates, allowing you to trace out and build to your choice of materials.

Illustrated 12 page Generic Construction Guide plus 11 page Cardstock Modeling Guide.

Printable color patterns - the cheapest way to go. Print to cardstock for paper model or mock-up. Examples: Plan 821, Plan 1200

Free with order (upon request) - templates for Model Builder ® software. Click Here for more information. Works for Z Scale too!

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* Pre-colored printable cardstock patterns are included as a free bonus and are not factored in to the cost of the plans. Colors may differ from models shown.  Contact us for color information on individual plans.

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Gibraltar Point Lighthouse HO scale

Plan 756 - Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Overlooking Lake Ontario, the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse is one of the oldest landmarks in Toronto. Some accounts vary, but it is thought to have been constructed in 1808, and decommissioned in 1958. There are also rumors of the lighthouse being haunted by a former lighthouse keeper who was murdered one night in 1815.
This HO Scale model was constructed with balsa and covered in Micro Mark Textured Stone.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 756 - Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
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model train structure

Plan 1023 - Orbisonia Firehouse

PDF Plan package: $7.95

The Safety Hook & Ladder Co. Firehouse was a one engine firehouse in Orbisonia, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. Orbisonia was once a terminus of the East Broad Top Railroad, a narrow guage railway which ran from Mount Union, Pennsylvania to Orbisonia, in the 1870's. The lines were constructed to haul coal from the Broad Top Mountains to the Pennsylvania Railroad in Mount Union.
Garden Scale version shown is available at www.ScaleModelBuildings.com. Sign graphic file is included.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1023 - Orbisonia Firehouse
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Plan 1056 - Sumas Prairie Barn

PDF Plan package: $9.95

The original barn is still standing in Sumas Prairie near the BC/Washington border, but the classic style can be seen almost anywhere in North America.
This scale model structure uses siding hand cut from 0.020" veneer.  Windows and doors available from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co.  Shingle roofing available from Micro-Mark.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1056 - Barn
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HO Scale Model Building: Alberta Wheat Pool Grain Elevator in HO Scale

Plan 1166 - Grain Elevator

PDF Plan package: $8.95

In 1923 an association of Alberta farmers established the Alberta Wheat Pool. By the 1960's they had built over 560 grain elevators, many of which are still seen across the Canadian Prairies.
This model is constructed with clapboard siding, doors, and windows from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1166 - Grain Elevator
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Plan 1200 - Watson's General Store

PDF Plan package: $9.95

This is an HO Scale cardstock version of Watson's Store in Spalding, Idaho, but it could be any one of hundreds of typical country stores across the country from the mid 1800's to present day. Watson's store operated from 1911 to 1964. The store contained living accommodations, and ultimately included a Post Office.
The building eventually became part of the National Park Service. (Signs templates included)

The HO scale example was done using the included cardstock version. Garden Scale available at ScaleModelBuildings.com
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1200 - Watson's Store
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Christmas Village

Christmas Village

(A slight departure from our normal projects)

Plan 1225

Model Railroading may be our forté, but Christmas Spirit is right up there too!
This is a Christmas craft designed more for a fireplace mantel than a railroad layout. Make this a family project for Christmas. Create a Christmas decoration while introducing the family to cardstock model making.

$13.95 (three cardstock structure print-outs)

* Please note: This is a cardstock-only package and does not include scaled plans or templates.

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(You will be directed to the Christmas Village website)


Christmas Village wallpaper download

Free Download - "Christmas Village" desktop wallpaper.

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Plan 1244 - St. Mary's Church

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Located about 10 miles Northwest of Savona, BC, sits St. Mary's church. Built in 1909 by Oblate missionaries and the Skeetchestn Indian Band, the church has seen almost continual use to this day. The town of Savona, to the Southeast, has seen its share of transportation history. Once the site of a small ferry crossing Kamloops Lake, and a stage coach stop along the Cariboo Wagon Road, it is now situated between both the CPR and the CNR mainlines.
This N scale model is constructed with clapboard siding from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co., doors and windows from Micro-Mark. (*includes 'photo-texture' cardstock sheets)
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1244 - St. Mary's Church
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Christ Church in Hope BC - HO Scale Structure

Plan 1272 - Christ Church

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Christ Church in Hope, British Columbia, is considered to be the oldest continually operated church on the mainland of BC.
The church was completed in 1862, several years before the arrival of the CNR, CPR, and Kettle Valley Railways, and is now a National Historic Site.
This HO scale model is constructed with clapboard siding, doors, and windows from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1272 - Christ Church
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Plan 1297 - Mattock School

PDF Plan package: $8.95

Originally named Webster School and later named Mattock School after Reverend John Mattocks, the Secretary of the Board of Education, Mattock School was a one room school built using local limestone. The limestone block walls were roughly twenty inches thick, with two inches of plaster on the interior surfaces.
Over the years it has served various purposes and many students, including some of my ancestors, and now sits on the site of Highland Park Senior High School in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Included are instructions on making simulated limestone blocks.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1297 - Mattock School
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Plan 1382 - Canal Tavern

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Situated on the south bank of the Thames River, Gravesend in Northwest Kent in England was closely tied to maritime history. The town also hosted terminals for both the Gravesend & Rochester Railway London, and the Chatham and Dover Railway. On the corner of Russell and Canal Roads, a few blocks north of the London & South Eastern Railway tracks, sits the Canal Tavern.
This N Scale model was constructed with balsa wood and sprayed with RUST-OLEUM ® texture paint.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1382- Canal Tavern
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N Scale customers contact us for a free roofing material download. We know that it is sometimes difficult to find suitable roofing material for N scale structures, so we will include a sample on request. Existing customers just include your registered email address and mention "free roofing" in your request.

 
N scale model train building

Front ¦ Rear

Plan 1495 - "Old West" Store & Hotel

PDF Plan package: $7.95

In the early 1900’s the small town of Eastport Idaho played an important role in the history and evolution of several railways, including Great Northern, Canadian Pacific, Spokane International Railway, S & K, and others. Sitting just a few hundred feet from the tracks, and across the road from the US/Canada border crossing into Yahk, BC, is the Idaho Hotel and Store.
This is an N Scale example using 1/32" Lap siding from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co.

* Rear stairs in N Scale version may require advanced modelling skills. (See tutorial)

Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1495 - Old West Store
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Plan 1515 - The Stardust Drive-In

PDF Plan package: $18.95

First appearing in the early 1930's, drive-in theatres rapidly became a popular source of entertainment for the entire family. Snack bars provided the refreshments, and the family car provided the intimate setting.
As with indoor theatres, popularity began to decline as color televisions, and later, home theatre systems became more common.  Whether the Stardust survives or not remains to be seen, but it will continue to exist in the memories of its patrons and in miniature scale through the efforts of scale modelers. Use an inexpensive digital photo frame or tablet, or follow the tutorial included with the plan.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Click for Building Footprint *This plan includes three structures and signs.
Plan 1515 - Drive-in Theatre
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Plan 1598 - Gas Station

PDF Plan package: $9.95

The Golden Age of Automobiles is sometimes considered to include the 1920's, when assembly lines made automobiles more affordable to the masses, to the 1950's, where style, power, and prestige were paramount. Production of passenger cars slowed down during World War II, but came back with a vengeance in the late 1940's and 1950's. Part of the American Dream was to have a new car in the driveway of your new home.
To keep all these vehicles running service stations like this one sprang up across the continent. In addition to two grades of gasoline and a variety of parts and auto supplies, you could often count on a mechanic being available to handle any repair job that came up.
This HO scale version was finished with Tremclad Texture finish on styrene walls. Roofing is 320 grit sandpaper. Gas pump plans and choice of signs are included.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1598 - Gas Station
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Cookstown New Jersey Tavern model railroad building in HO scale

Plan 1768 - Cookstown Tavern

PDF Plan package: $9.95

The original brick structure was built in 1825 as Cookstown Tavern in Burlington County, New Jersey.  In later years a two-story wood framed structure was added to the rear.
This HO scale model depicts the building as it appeared up to the middle of the century, using brick paper from Micro-Mark for the original section, and siding  from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co. for the addition at the rear.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1768 - Cookstown Tavern
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Model Railroad Building - HO Scale Firehall

Plan 1783 - Saskatoon Firehall 3

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Saskatoon's Firehall No.3 was opened in 1912 during the era of horse drawn fire equipment. It has gone through various changes and renovations over the years, and was decommissioned in 1958. In 1991 it was designated as a heritage building and is currently operated as a restaurant.
 
This HO scale version was constructed with 1/16" balsa, finished with brick paper from Micro Mark. Windows are from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co. and Tichy Train Group.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1783 - Firehall
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All of our plans print to standard 8 1/2" x 11" paper. Some of the larger scales use 8 1/2" x 14" sheets for the included pre-painted Cardstock models, but everything else will print to ordinary letter-size paper. See the Q & A page for details.

If you are doing your own finishing of the included WMF templates using Model Builder Software, click here for the settings and paper sizes.

 
HO Scale Motel model structure

Plan 1824 - the El Dorado Motel

PDF Plan package: $11.95 (includes office & motel units)

The word “Motel” is an abbreviation of Motor and Hotel. As North America's highway systems began to grow in the 1920's, so did people's need and means to travel. The independence provided by the automobile meant that people could choose their routes of long distance travel rather than follow those dictated by railways and bus lines. To accommodate this travel, a new type of lodging was established. Unlike hotels, which were typically located in city centers, motels were often located along popular travelled roads and highways.
The El Dorado Motel was typical of one of the many that sprang up along major highways in Canada and the U.S. (Sign pattern included)
 
This HO Scale model was constructed using 64 lb. cardstock and balsa for the sign and columns.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Plan 1824 - El Dorado Motel
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Pettigrew Arkansas Schoolhouse HO Scale Model

Plan 1917 - Pettigrew School

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Pettigrew Arkansas was once called "The Hardwood Capital of the World". Unfortunately, as the timber supply declined so did the economy, and the Fayetteville & Little Rock Railroad made it's last run in 1937.
This HO scale structure depicts the original school building with a cedar shake roof and a bell tower, which was removed in later years.
Siding from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1917 - Pettigrew School
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Scale Model Railroad Building: Greencourt Garage O scale

Plan 1921 - Greencourt Garage

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Greencourt Garage was located near the town of Mayerthorpe, Alberta, about 90 miles Northwest of Edmonton. You couldn't buy milk or eggs, but in early gas stations like this you could probably find a radiator hose, fan belt, or spark plugs for your car, and in later years you had a choice of 'regular' or 'supreme' leaded gas.
Gas pump plans included. Siding and windows from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co. Roofing is "corrugated" Model Builder rusty metal pattern.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
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Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 1921 - Greencourt Garage
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Plan 2076 - Kaslo City Hall

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Like many historic BC towns, Kaslo BC owes it's beginnings to logging and mining. Various railways serviced the Kootenay Lake region, including the Columbia and Kootenay Railway, Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway, and the Kaslo and Slocan Railway, which was originally operated by the Great Northern Railway, and later by the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The Kaslo City Hall is the oldest functioning city hall on the mainland of British Columbia, and second only to the Victoria City Hall on Vancouver Island. It was constructed in 1898, to house the municipal council chambers and administrative offices, the provincial court, the fire and police departments, and jail, and was declared a National Historic Site in 1984.

This is the N Scale version, done in scale siding from Northeastern Scale Lumber Co.
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Plan 2076 - Kaslo City Hall
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Paramount Theatre N scale model railroad

Plan 2169 - Paramount Theatre

PDF Plan package: $9.95

The Paramount Theatre in Chilliwack BC was sixty-one years old when it closed it's doors for the last time. By November of 2010 the once ultra modern 600 seat theatre had ultimately yielded to the competition of a new multiplex theatre, and the proliferation of new home-entertainment centers that could not have been imagined back in 1949. Although the stories that were told were those from Hollywood Block-busters, the ones that live on are of first dates, family outings, and other treasured personal memories. This model depicts the theatre prior to a renovation in the late 1970's.
This N Scale model of the 1950's version was constructed with balsa and sprayed with Trem-Clad Texture finish. (Signs included)
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Plan 2169 - Paramount Theatre
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Plan 2317 - Murrayville School

PDF Plan package: $9.95

Murrayville School was built in 1911 as a two room school for both elementary and high school students. It is situated on what was once known as Yale Road, the main wagon road between New Westminster and Yale BC. The school underwent several additions and renovations over the years, including raising the building for a basement, adding two classrooms in 1922, and the construction of a separate annex in the 1960's. Although the building is still standing, it's future at this time is uncertain.

This is the HO scale included cardstock version with balsa staircases and railings. Package also includes plans for a scratch built structure. Either can be built as the original two room school or as the 1922 version, with or without basement.
* Please note: The O scale cardstock sheets include the two room version only.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 2317 - Murrayville School
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Plan 2460 - Main Street

PDF Plan package: $16.95 (plans for complete commercial block as shown)

Nearly every major town across North America and Europe had undergone a phase of Art Deco architecture. Entering the twentieth century, even many otherwise conservative architects found themselves moving beyond mere function and practicality, with their designs reflecting the artistic styles of the period.
Ingram Jewellers, on the right, sat directly across the street from the Great Northern Railway tracks for over thirty years, before finally closing in the 1980's. Similar buildings can still be seen on just about any Main Street in the country. (Signs included)
This model is constructed as one complete unit of four businesses - Drug Store, Law Office, Department Store, Jewellers.  
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 2460 - Main Street
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Coming Spring 2017: Updated Cardstock versions - TBA

 
 

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Building a scale model structure for your model railroad layout or diorama from scratch can be a very rewarding experience. The satisfaction comes not just from the economical savings, but from the fact that you built it from scratch.  It may not be as difficult as you think either. If you have ever constructed a model. whether it's a car, an airplane, or a model structure, you know that all the pieces do not necessarily fit together as they should, and you end up doing some extra cutting, sanding, or customizing to make them fit anyway. Depending how you look at it, building from our plans only involves a few extra steps, and the benefits are worth it. Each plan is applicable to a variety of materials. You can use one set of plans to build several distinctive buildings just by choosing different building materials. Give it a try. Beginners Welcome!

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