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Old 09-02-2019, 10:51 AM
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Thumbs up New from the NYC burbs

Heyo all, thanks for having me!


I just found these forums out of the blue and love it already. I recently got back into model railroading (N scale) after way to many decades. At least now I have the time if not the money!


I started looking for appropriate paper models because of the cost and I've always enjoyed modeling since I was wee... Once I started working with paper I really got into it, and now it's nearly more important than the train!


Looks like I'll be around for a while, thanks!


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Old 09-02-2019, 11:04 AM
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Glad to see ya' Sam, Marji's models has a few Inns in N scale..
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Welcome.
I do not know how elaborate you want to get but there are a few sites with N scale buildings and other sites with other scales that can be rescaled to N. That is what is great about paper models. You can generally rescale them to fit your needs.

Here is a German site with some nice buildings. They come in N and HO scale.
https://www.wediul-kartonmodelle.de/modellkatalog.htm

Here is a site with some buildings at OO scale you can print at 48% to get N scale.
Wordsworth Model Railway

There are plenty of models to buy that are in 25 mm scale which is around 1:72 scale in ratios. You can print them at 45% to get N scale.

It is best to print one test building and make sure the it fits, though. Some of the scale information differs depending on where you get it from, i.e. USA, UK, Europe mainland, etc.
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Hey Sam, welcome to the board.
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Welcome.
I do not know how elaborate you want to get but there are a few sites with N scale buildings and other sites with other scales that can be rescaled to N. That is what is great about paper models. You can generally rescale them to fit your needs.

Here is a German site with some nice buildings. They come in N and HO scale.
https://www.wediul-kartonmodelle.de/modellkatalog.htm

Here is a site with some buildings at OO scale you can print at 48% to get N scale.
Wordsworth Model Railway

There are plenty of models to buy that are in 25 mm scale which is around 1:72 scale in ratios. You can print them at 45% to get N scale.

It is best to print one test building and make sure the it fits, though. Some of the scale information differs depending on where you get it from, i.e. USA, UK, Europe mainland, etc.

As previously mentioned a lot of these papercraft railway buildings come from British, German and Japanese makers who design for A4 size paper. For a printer with limited scaling capability a rule of thumb I've learned for scaling down is, when printing 2 pages per sheet multiply the original scale by 1.414 (not exact for letter size paper). When printing 4 pages per sheet multiply the original scale by 2, and for 9 pages per sheet multiply by 3. Those should get you close enough to 1:160 as individual buildings do differ in proportions.

Even better, you can design and print your own Dutch Renaissance houses using this Flash-based website (archived on WayBack Machine):

Madurodam bouwplaat

Welcome to the forum!

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Old 09-11-2019, 06:35 AM
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Sam - the two sites I recommend....

UK Railways - https://scalescenes.com/

US Railroads - Clever Models Paper Models for the 21st Century - Home

Both will give you products that are SUPERIOR to plastic kits!
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Old 09-11-2019, 09:59 PM
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Thumbs up Thank you all!

Wow! You Railfolk are great! Thanks for the helpful replies, most of the sites you mentioned are unfamiliar to me. Looks like I'll be up all night again!

Also thanks for the greetings. I'm sure I'll have a great time here!
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And don't forget about KINGSWAY MODELS - Home Page


And you are probably close enough that New England might fit in with your layout.
https://www.fiddlersgreen.net/


FiddlersGreen gives you three models when you register.


I always liked the West Japan Railway roundhouse, https://www.westjr.co.jp/fan/paper/object/


Needs rescaling, but the Illinois/Lincoln models could fill in some gaps, https://www2.illinois.gov/dnrhistori...ainstreet.aspx


What era are you working on for your railroad?
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:33 PM
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Hey, Sam, welcome aboard. This is a fun, friendly forum. Canon (the printer folk) has a free paper model download site. They have a great free train to be found at https://creativepark.canon/en/conten...703/index.html
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