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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...
Model Industrial Building Interior

Easy Industrial Building Interiors

Print these photos at the correct size for your buildings and place behind the windows. Placing them slightly back (maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch) from the windows will provide the bext effect....
Basics of Building Plastic Structures

Basics of Building Plastic Structures

Illustrated tips, techniques and hints on assembling inexpensive plastic structures for model railroads using the Design Preservation Models (DPM) Kelly's Saloon kit as an example....
New Orleans Cotton Warehouse

Photographic Background Buildings: Cotton Warehouse and Feed Store

You can download and print these building exteriors for your layout backdrop. The Fulton Bags warehouse fits in almost any industrial scene....

Cheap Tricks – Low Cost Tips to Improve Your Railroad Modeling

Inexpensive model railroad scenery tips and tricks....