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Coca-Cola Fountain Service Weathered Metal Sign

Vintage Product Advertising Signs

You can download and print these photographs of actual, naturally weathered, advertising signs for your building exteriors....
New Orleans Storefront Windows

Using Photographs For Building Details, Interiors and Backgrounds

Photographs copyright Richard Schumacher. Reproduction is granted for personal use only, all commercial rights are reserved....
HO Scale Model Buildings on the Gateway Central IX Railroad Layout

HO Scale Model Buildings on the Gateway Central IX Railroad Layout – Part 1

Warehouses, brewery, department store, REA shipping warehouse and dock on the country town Gateway Central model railroad....
HO Scale Model Buildings on the Gateway Central IX Railroad Layout

HO Scale Model Buildings on the Gateway Central IX Railroad Layout – Part 2

Fuel distributor, businesses, lumber yard, pet shop, railroad tower and speeder shed, and streets on the country town Gateway Central model railroad....
More Photographic Background Buildings

More Photographic Background Buildings

Here's two more Memphis buildings perfect to print for your layout's background. Dixie Machine Welding has a great sign....
Memphis Diner Interior

Restaurant and Diner Photographic Building Interiors

Every restaurant and diner needs an interior. These classic prototypes from New Orleans and Memphis will quickly provide that "missing" interior behind your model's large front windows....
Model Buildings and Structures on the Missouri History Museum Train Layout

HO Scale Model Buildings and Structures on the Missouri History Museum Train Layout, Part 1

Factories, hotel, freight house, brewery, retail businesses, and bridges on the Missouri History Museum model railroad layout....
Model Buildings and Structures on the Missouri History Museum Train Layout

HO Scale Model Buildings and Structures on the Missouri History Museum Train Layout, Part 2

Warehouses, restaurants, freight house, grain elevator, retail lofts, concrete and brick streets, and figures on the Missouri History Museum model railroad layout....
Model Buildings and Structures on the Missouri History Museum Train Layout

HO Scale Model Buildings and Structures on the Missouri History Museum Train Layout, Part 3

Freight depot, interlocking tower, catalog showroom, auto parts store, team track, transformer, speeder shed, crossing gates, trackside shanty, and billboards on the Missouri History Museum model railroad layout....
Custom Building Signs With Your Computer

Make Custom Building Signs With Your Computer

We assembled the Walthers Cornerstone "Lakeside Shipping" 933-3084 kit as two separate buildings on the History Museum layout. Only one problem - the roof of the warehouse section had a notch out of it to fit the other building in this kit. Trying to match and patch the roof would tak...
Wood Structure Magic

Structure Magic: Window Castings and Structure Bracing Tips

Part II: The walls and windows by Phil Sheahan photo by Gary Hoover If the window castings are metal, prime them all at once using either an airbrush or aerosol paint spray. Let the paint cure about a week and then brush paint them the chosen color. If they are plastic castings, just ...
Starting a Wood Model Railroad Structure

Structure Magic: Starting a Wood Model Railroad Structure

Part I: The details by Phil Sheahan photos by Gary Hoover The place for a highly detailed structure is the foreground of your layout. There it can be best seen and appreciated. Keeping this in mind, you want to keep thinking “this is my masterpiece, the best I can do.” A h...