Scratch building may be easier than you think...

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You have reached the Links page of - a collection of interesting links related to Model Railroading, including a list of suppliers used in the construction of our various models.  Please visit our Catalog and Tutorials pages and discover how easy and rewarding it can be to create your own model railroad buildings from scratch.

Model Railroad Related Links:

  • Suppliers - All the sources you need to construct the model buildings in our catalog.

  • Books & Magazines - Model Railroad related books & magazine sites.

  • Interesting Links - Interesting model railroading and model building sites.

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  • Suppliers Used for Our Projects

    • USA (& International)

      • Ace Hardware - aerosol coatings (stucco finish)

      • Desktop Publishers Supply - source of 11" and 14" cardstock for O Scale Cardstock models

      • Evergreen Scale Models (International)
        - World's largest producer of polystyrene plastic shapes, strips, and sheet materials for modelers, architects and artists. Available at hobby shops and art supply stores worldwide.

      • Michael's - foam-core, balsa, hobby knives (Check out their coupons!)

      • Micro-Mark - shingle paper, specialty tools & more

      • Model Builder - use our plans and MB software to create great looking, low cost structures

      • Northeastern Scale Lumber Co. (U.S. & Canada)
        - Great sselection of Scale lumber, Siding, windows, doors, doll house supplies and more

      • Paper-Papers - source of 11" and 14" cardstock for O Scale Cardstock models

      • PaperWorks - another source of 11" and 14" cardstock for O Scale Cardstock models

      • Plastruct - O scale doors & windows, all kinds of plastic parts for N, HO, O and G scale

      • Tichy Train Group - doors, windows, architectural trim

    • Other  

Our site may contain links to external web sites which are not under our control. These links are provided only for your convenience and we can not assume responsibility for the contents of any linked web sites. Please let us know of any linked sites that you feel do not reflect our standards of professionalism or dedication to the interests of model building.

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Looking for building materials? Check out Northeastern Scale Lumber Co.'s online store.

Did you know that you can "borrow" windows from another scale?  Check out our Window Cross-reference Chart to find close alternative to the windows you might be looking for.

Plan packages now include importable WMF files for Model Builder software.  View the tutorial on integrating templates with Model Builder to create realistic structures using cardstock or matte photo paper.

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Interested in Z, S, or T Scales? Click here for information.

* Some O scale cardstock models are best constructed using 8 1/2 x 14 (legal size) cardstock available online at PaperWorks 

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Scale model plans for HO Scale , N Scale, OO Scale, 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 and N scale plans to get started on your next building in scale project. Beginners Welcome!

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