7mm scale building?

Any one one got any suggestions for suppliers/manufacturers of 7mm scale
buildings? I have checked out my local shops and it appears aside from a
very small selection of card structures there is little to no choice! They
do not need to be scale perfect as they are for 5yr old's train set as
opposed to model railway.
John E
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John.E
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Well, Townstreet produce some gorgeous 7mm and 4mm buildings. However considering that their intended use is on a childs trainset, then they may be a bit too expensive.
Cheers Clive
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Clive Summerfield
"John.E" wrote
Kittle Hobby were advertising some relatively inexpensive O-scale kits until fairly recently.
John.
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John Turner
Heljan used to do a two road engine shed a signal box and I think possibly a goods shed. In 7mm you can knock up a pretty decent building using 'mounting card' from an artists suppliers. If it has 'rendered walls' life is easy, planks can be cut from postcard type card, bricks can (I think be bought as brick paper or you could use embosed card from Slaters (stone or brick) Windows can be printed on a computer use overhead transparency film for that - if you draw them out double size in colour on a white card and get them colour-photocopied to a reduced size you get a very neat result. Making brick paper can be done - I photographed a wall, blured the pic to give me the basic shading, added a grid of white lines for the mortar courses then printed the result on a cheap laser - A wash with burnt umber/burnt sienna mix produces something prety close to the original. To get the paper flat lay it between two sheets of brown wrapping paper and iron it - the brown paper is essential as the plastic toner from the laser will smudge and come off on the iron otherwise. I play in N so I couldn't buy brick paper.
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Mike
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Yes, these (and others) were the ones marketed by Kittle Hobby.
John.
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John Turner
Hi Clive,
Thanks fro the tip. I found some details via the web and they look loverly ;-) But as you say, not quite what I need for a 5yr old.Not till we win the lotto anyway ;-))
John.
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John.E
Hi Mike,
I think you may have hit the nail on the head. I have found a limited range via Kittle and a couple of other sites that have popped up on a search but with limited selection and limited space I will have to bite the bullet and get down and dirty. It's years since I did any real modelling but it looks like the little 'un is goning to get me right back at it :-))
I now realise I missed out 1 very important bit of info, the set is actually 0/16.5 narrow gauge and of course all the mainstream models are standard gauge. Oh well, here I go....
John E
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John.E
Thanks for the input guys, I now realise I should have added the fact the railway in question is 0/16.5 narrow gauge, as such it looks like self-build will be the answer :-( or givent he fun it will generate :-)
John
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John.E
G'day, It might be O/16.5 but it is still O scale. Graeme Hearn
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Graeme Hearn
I know that :-) Thats why I asked about 7mm buildings! Dohhhh ;-))
The bit about 'all the mainstream models are standard gauge' I was thinking about goods buildings, engine sheds, foot bridges, platforms. From experience I know the size of the locomotives reduces the size of many of these structures.
John E
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John.E
Oh, in that case look at
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You probably don't want these either, the cost puts them out of kiddy's fingers models. But there are buildings available in 0/16.5. Give you some ideas though?
Regards
Len
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Len
Mmmmmmmmm :-)) Very nice indeed. Maybe just a little one or two, the Backwoods Loco and repair shop looks bang on. Yummy
Cheers for the link Len, def gonna bookmark it for another day.
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John.E
Apologies in advance, they're slightly the wrong scale, and continental rather than UK, but I recently bought "Hochbauten an Klein- und Schmalspurbahnen I" (roughly, Buildings for small and narrowgauge railways) published by MIBA. This has a series of German/Austrian/Swiss structures reproduced in N, HO and 0 (1:45, 0e rather than 0-16.5) views, perfect for photocopying/scanning (where neccessary the zoom scaling is given for scales not reproduced exactly) and mounting on card to cut-out and build.
You might also try asking the 7mmNGA Yahoo group.
BTW, anybody know of UK prototype equivilents to this book?
Alastair
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GSV BP
Hi Alastair,
Thanks for the input. Sounds like a perfect source of information! As the initial locos are a pair Fleischman Magic Trains (now fitted with Lenz chips and tested with ROCO LocoMaus controller) I assume they are 0e and I am mistaken about 0-16.5? I have Googled for the book and can only find non-UK supplies and my language skills are worse than zero. Did you get this locally, UK?
Mmmm! I do like a learning curve :-))
John E
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John.E
Bought in the UK at ExpoNG. I suspected from you posts you were referring to Magic Train.
Email me off-list and I'll put together some sources, that's snipped-for-privacy@theobvious.tinyworld.co.uk (drop the obvious).. .
Alastair
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GSV BP

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