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About UsAt Model Trains Online it's our job to help you get the very best from the worlds greatest hobby, serving railway modellers like yourself in over 102 countries worldwide! Whether you're new to the world of railway modelling, or your's a seasoned collector and scratch-builder, we hope you'll find our site useful, informative, fun and educational. Since I rekindled my love for model railways, I have become quite impressed with the high quality card structure kits available from a number of suppliers (see the links page at the end of this article).
In this article I will not attempt to rehash general card modelling tips and techniques that have been available for some time, instead I will concentrate on techniques that I have developed specifically for the smaller scales. As I model in N scale, I began to construct card model buildings and found that I needed to develop some techniques better suited to the very small sizes of many of the building components.  All of the techniques in this article relate specifically to N scale and may or may not, apply to other scales also. In my opinion, for the smaller scales, the realism that can be achieved using card kits is hard to beat. The first photograph shows a white card edge coloured with semi-soft pastel chalks.  If you choose the colour carefully, it will be practically invisible.
This method also results in a nice sharp edge rather than a somewhat rounded one if the wall is folded to produce the corner. I prefer to use semi-soft pastels to colour the exposed edges of card, as I have found to my cost that the ink from felt tip pens can quickly run into the actual printed texture and ruin it unless you are extremely careful.
The very first card building I attempted to assemble had a number of shallow buttresses to support the wall brickwork.  These buttresses measured 1mm deep by 4mm wide. The method I use is really quite simple, and involves wrapping the printed shape around a suitable piece of styrene or wood.


Select a suitable shape, in this case 1mm x 4mm styrene strip, and apply glue to the 4mm section of the card wrapper and leave to dry.
Apply glue the remaining sections of the card wrapper and tightly wrap around the sides of the styrene strip. Select a suitable shape, in this case 1mm x 4mm styrene strip, and apply glue to the entire card wrapper, tightly wrapping it around the front and sides of the styrene strip and leave to dry. I usually do not score the wrapper along the fold lines as I find the sharp edges of the styrene strip produce a nice sharp corner on the wrapper if I am careful. Many of the higher quality card building kits include printed details, such as downpipes, or wrappers that are designed to be formed around round rod for example to form pipes.
In N scale, such pipework or downpipes end up being little more than a millimetre or two in diameter.  Forming paper consistently to this diameter is quite difficult and frustrating unless the paper is very thin.
Instead, I abandon most of these wrappers and simply use styrene rod and paint it appropriate colours, as I did in the storage tank scene shown here.
I print the kit pages onto 90gsm inkjet paper and use a glue stick to affix printed textures to heavier card – typically 1mm in thickness. For pages that require a lighter card weight (~200gsm) I often print directly onto the card.  Just ensure your printer can feed such a card weight before you try this.
The following two scenes illustrate just what can be achieved using card model kits, a little patience and imagination.
The following photos are alternative views of the scene shown at the beginning of this article, before it was installed on the layout.


On May 31, 2014 By Justin Everything in this photo is made from card, except the locomotive   Introduction Since I rekindled my love for model railways, I have become quite impressed with the high quality card structure kits available from a number of suppliers (see the links page at the end of this article).
On May 31, 2014 By Justin As our Daughter has yet another holiday we decided to take a trip over to Kidderminster for a ride on the Severn Valley Railway to take a few photos for inspiration for new projects and to also take a leisurely ride on a steam hauled train up to Bridgenorth for a picnic… Thank goodness the rain held off, making for really lovely day. On May 3, 2014 By Justin This week Steve sent in this quick and easy way to make chain link fencing for N gauge layouts.
We regularly tackle a wide range of railway modelling topics, from baseboard construction to landscaping, track laying to wiring.
He was at a recent exhibition we visited but I couldn’t pluck up the courage to introduce myself.
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