Card model train buildings

I like to put my feet up on Saturdays – but today I’ve finally sat down to iron out some wrinkles on the card model train buildings store.

(It’s all my own fault, there are two stores, which makes things a tad confusing.)

It appears the biggest wrinkle – by a long stretch – is folk are having trouble finding the items they want. Every now and then I get an email asking, “Where can I buy the little bridge?”

So, while I busy myself behind the scenes, I thought I’d not only link to the bridge and tunnel entrance, but also resurrect the silly launch offer – just $9 – but only for a day or two.

If you are new to the site, you just download the scenery, print it out and stick it together.

It really does show how this scenery is only limited by your imagination – John’s enthusiasm is infectious – and it’s fantastic to see all his little tricks that bring these print out scenery buildings to life.

And of course, I’m baised, but I think he really shows what can be done with them:

Here’s some pics too:

card model train buildings

card model train buildings

card model train buildings

card model train buildings

And can’t forget the grain elevator too – which also comes with the tunnels:

card model train buildings

And here’s what John has scratch built with the same prints:

printable buildings

printable buildings

printable buildings

Print the tunnels out and they are HO scale, for N scale, just reduce the print size by 54%.

The bridge and tunnel entrance will be in the store for $19.97.

But as a launch price, for a few days only, you can grab them both (and the grain elevator) for just $9.97.

That’s both tunnels, and the grain elevator – everything you see in John’s video, for less than $10.

Click here to buy both tunnels for just $9.97

I’m really looking forward to seeing your pics of these. After all, who doesn’t want a tunnel on their layout.

And of course, a huge thank to John. He really is a star (if you missed his embankment-how-to, it’s here).

That’s all this time folks. Please do keep ’em coming.

Don’t forget, the launch price is only for a few days, so if you fancy the tunnels, please grab ’em soon.

(The embankment print is HO scale at 100% – as they all are. Print out at 504% for N scale).

Hope you enjoy the card model train buildings, they are a lot of fun.

They are easy to make too, here’s a post showing you how:

Easy way to make printable buildings.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

And if today is the day you get started on your layout, the Beginner’s Guide is here.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

PPS More HO scale train layouts here if that’s your thing.

15 Responses to Card model train buildings

  1. Fred says:

    Love the scratch built sheds!

  2. Don says:

    Why don’t you have O scale printouts?

  3. Al says:

    Just enlarge ’em, Don.



  4. Warren Ferguson says:

    John, it’s always a lot of fun watching your videos. And you never fail to amaze me with your skills, tricks and techniques. I hope to see more of you soon! Warren

  5. Go to love Johns handy work and his here’s how’s Alaster and your work with the site !
    I will have to give you my card number to get you paid if the wife does not come home from her Mother’s house and use her PayPal to pay for the files ?
    be well and stay safe Sir!
    George E. Prinkey

  6. Louis F. Caputo says:

    What a creative guy! If he was my neighbor, however, I’d have to double my caffeine intake in order to keep up with him!!!
    “Choo-choo Lou”

  7. Rick Hane says:

    I model in N scale and have thought of using some of the printed items. Curious of what type of color printer and what thickness of card stock people use.
    Thanks, Rick

  8. dude….. John is MAGIC with that stuff…..
    wotta guy….
    keep em runnin fellas
    stjohn in long beach calif

  9. Brad says:

    How do you get your printer to print on card stock? My printer would not even feed it because of the thickness

  10. Thomas Murphy says:

    Always impressed with John’s abiliity to take a simple cut-out and turn it into a creative masterpiece.

  11. Bob Quigley says:

    I know you mentioned to reduce 50% to go from the HO gauge down to N. How much do you enlarge to get up to “O” gauge

  12. John Reynolds says:

    To reach O gauge…
    I use Alastair’s kits a lot for multiple O scale structures…
    I vary the enlargement based on the structure and what I am trying to achieve..
    143% is the smallest enlargement I have used and 185% is the largest…
    “John from Cali”…

  13. Jim Thomas says:

    “How do you get your printer to print on card stock? My printer would not even feed it because of the thickness”

    Print it on some nice paper. them glue it to some card stock. I think John has even used cereal boxes !! JBT

  14. Craig Burton says:

    Great video John, you are right, he’s a bit Bonkers! Love it,me too. Will try some of the print out s,the sky is the limit. Al,I saw John’s hospital band by his watch! Keep it up craig.

  15. Larry says:

    John, Great job! You have tought me just about everything on building this stuff and I let my imagination do the rest. Keep up the excellent work.

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