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Plan 1924 - Arrow Creek Sawmill

PDF Plan package: $9.95

The "Pacific Northwest", which included British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon, was home to some of the largest Douglas Fir, cedar, hemlock, and other species of softwood in the world. What was originally an encumbrance to the settlers arriving from Europe wanting to farm the areas soon became one of their most valuable commodities. In some cases, trees were actually burned in order to prepare the land for farming, but once farming was established, logging and lumber mills began to appear.
The Arrow Creek sawmill, one of many small steam powered sawmills, used a converted "donkey" engine from a logging camp. The mill was later converted to electricity.
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 1924 - Arrow Creek Sawmill
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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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

H O scale model plans

model railroad scaled plans

cardstock tutorial guide

cardstock model kit

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 835, Plan 606


The Intellectual Property License Agreement allows you to print multiple copies for your own personal use, as well as construct multiple copies or variations, for your personal use, of each Plan purchased.

* 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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Plan 2020 - Low-relief Cardstock Backgrounds

PDF Printable package: $8.95 (includes all four)

"Low relief" backdrops provide a quick and cost effective way to enhance your model train layout. They also help to create a nice transition between our other three dimensional structures and the final backdrop or back wall of the train room. You can print out multiple copies, or combine them with Plan 2060 - "Low-relief" Industrial Buildings to quickly populate a commercial or industrial section of your model railroad plan.

This package contains color cardstock printouts only, (Office Building, Federal Building, Textile Mill,General Store).  There are no scaled plans or traceable templates with this package. All scales print to standard letter size paper.  Some assembly will be required.
Download sheets in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Garden Scale available by special request
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - See tutorial on building to other scales.
Plan 2020 - Cardstock backgrounds
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low relief model train structure

Plan 2060 - "Low-relief" Industrial Buildings

PDF Plan package: $10.95

Low relief structures can create a high density look with a relatively small building footprint. Common placement of low-relief structures is at the rear of a layout, usually adjacent the backdrop. This set of four industrial low relief structures can be done separately as individual buildings, or in a row to create an industrial block. With a bit of manipulation, the patterns could be mirrored and modified to create complete structures. (*includes 'photo-texture' cardstock sheets)
Image shown is the included cardstock version done in N scale.

* Package includes scaled plans and traceable templates as well as color cardstock printouts.
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 2060 - Low relief Industrial Bldngs
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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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 either Model Builder Software or G.I.M.P. software, click here for the settings and paper sizes.

   
N Scale Oil Refinery

Plan 2088 - Oil Refinery

PDF Plan package (all six structures): $19.95

This project can be constructed in a variety of scales using balsa, styrene, and easily obtainable materials such as dowels and tubing. Plan includes six structures: two storage tanks, two distillation towers, furnace, and heat exchanger. The N scale version shown uses styrene railings, ladder, and stairs.

Due to the complexity and numerous possible configurations of refinery layouts, piping schematics are not included, and will be up to the individual modeler to determine. Painted electrical wiring can be used.
* Note: This plan is for scratch building six various refinery structures and includes scaled plans and traceable templates - there is no cardstock version with this 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.
Plan 2088 - Oil Refinery
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Download the FREE window and door template.  Simplify locating and cutting out door and window openings.
 
HO scale coal mine

Plan 2098 - Kaymoor Coal Mine

PDF Plan package (all four structures): $24.95

Since long before the Industrial Revolution coal has been a primary source of energy for both homes and industry, and continues to play an important role in the economy of many regions.
The Kaymoor Mine and processing plant in West Virginia employed more than 800 workers in the early 1900’s, with operations coming to an end in the early 1960’s. The small local town site once served by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad ultimately became one of many coal mile ghost towns.
The complete package includes plans of four main structures, connecting passages, chutes, and loading booms as shown. This set comes in a compressed file package. You will need WinZip or similar free program to unzip.

* Note: The cardstock version (shown) will require some balsa pieces

Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - click for info.
Plan 2098 - Coal mine
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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Includes Plans 498, 1398, 1498 and 1898. Individual structures also available separately - See below


Note: If purchased individually, remaining component plans, templates, and cardstock items will be sent separately at no cost, upon completion of purchase of Plan 498, Plan 1398, Plan 1498, and Plan 1898.

HO scale coal mine

Plan 1898 - Coal Mine Headhouse

PDF Plan package: $9.95

(included in Plan 2098)

The Kaymoor Mine and processing plant model is a significant project. By purchasing the major components separately you have the opportunity to stretch the project over a longer period of time, or to use any of the structures in a different capacity.
This model plan package covers both the upper and lower components of the headhouse, as shown.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - click for info.
Plan 1898 - Headhouse
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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HO scale coal mine

Plan 1498 - Coal Mine Washing House

PDF Plan package: $7.95

(included in Plan 2098)

The Kaymoor Mine and processing plant model is a significant project. By purchasing the major components separately you have the opportunity to stretch the project over a longer period of time, or to use any of the structures in a different capacity.
This model plan package covers the wash house only.  Loading booms and A-frame are included with Plan 2098.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - click for info.
Plan 1498 - Washing House
MEvan Designs MB program templates available
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HO scale coal mine

Plan 1398 - Coal Mine Screening House

PDF Plan package: $7.95

(included in Plan 2098)

The Kaymoor Mine and processing plant model is a significant project. By purchasing the major components separately you have the opportunity to stretch the project over a longer period of time, or to use any of the structures in a different capacity.
This model plan package covers the screening house only. Conveyor and Coal intake rooms are included with Plan 2098.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - click for info.
Plan 1398 - Screening House
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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HO scale coal mine

Plan 498 - Coal Storage Tank

PDF Plan package: $8.95

(included in Plan 2098)

The Kaymoor Mine and processing plant model is a significant project. By purchasing the major components separately you have the opportunity to stretch the project over a longer period of time, or to use any of the structures in a different capacity.
This model plan package covers the storage tank and hopper only. Chutes and conveyor room are included with Plan 2098.
Download plans in either N, HO, OO, or O Scale
Scaleable to Z, TT, or S Scale - click for info.
Plan 498 - Storage Tank
Evan Designs MB program templates available
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The Scratch –building Alternative:

Why do model builders choose to scratch build instead of buying pre-made structures? There are a variety of reasons, one of which is economics. Pre-made model railroad buildings are quick and easy to install on your model railroad layout, but the cost is a definite factor for those on a fixed or limited income. In many cases, the amount of physical material that goes into a model building is minimal. Using scale plans is a cheap alternative. Another reason is the sense of satisfaction in creating something on your own. Model building kits still require “fine-tuning”, such as removing sprues and burrs, sanding and trimming, etc. With a little extra effort, and some raw materials, you can create structures that look as good, and in some cases, more realistic than a plastic or laser cut model. If you are into “kit-bashing”, you can do the same by mixing and matching panels from various scale model plan packages to create a totally unique model railroad building. Check out the three different versions of this Victorian farm house.

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