Help support TMP

"Free HO Scale PDF Plans For Cardstock Buildings" Topic

17 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please be courteous toward your fellow TMP members.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Terrain and Scenics Message Board

Back to the Scale Message Board

Back to the Weird WWII Message Board

Back to the WWII Discussion Message Board

Back to the Paper Modeling Message Board

Back to the Modern What-If Message Board

Back to the Modern Discussion (1946 to 2011) Message Board

Back to the Cold War (1946-1989) Message Board

Back to the Dioramas Message Board

Back to the 15mm Sci-Fi Message Board

Back to the Early 20th Century Discussion Message Board

Back to the Pulp Gaming Message Board

Areas of Interest

World War One
World War Two on the Land
Science Fiction

Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Top-Rated Ruleset

Beer and Pretzels Skirmish (BAPS)

Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Showcase Article

Featured Workbench Article

Beowulf Paints 15mm Peter Pig Soviet MG Teams

Beowulf Fezian proves that you don't need to be a master painter or invest hundreds of hours working to get good results.

Featured Profile Article

First Look: Barrage's 28mm Streets & Sidewalks

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian looks at some new terrain products, which use space age technology!

23,358 hits since 30 Apr 2012
©1994-2022 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Cacique Caribe30 Apr 2012 4:23 p.m. PST

In case you guys need them for your . . .

- Alien invasion games
- Pulp gangsters
- "Weird" WWII (on the homefront)
- Or any other possible "modern" setting you can think of

Here's the link:


Hope you find them useful.

Hmm . . . I wonder if, aside from Illinois, some of the other states have similar sites for their historic buildings.

TMP link
TMP link

NOLA Chris Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2012 5:48 p.m. PST

way cool!
Thanks, Dan

(Major Disaster)30 Apr 2012 6:49 p.m. PST

Officer thinking Dan! thumbs up

deflatermouse01 May 2012 4:36 a.m. PST

fantastic, thank you.
Invasion USA, here we come.

Maxshadow01 May 2012 7:33 a.m. PST

Thanks Cacique Caribe, a treasure trove.

Cacique Caribe01 May 2012 9:49 a.m. PST

And if anyone wants to make their own travel trailers . . . here are some free plans (I think they're free):




TMP link

Cyclops01 May 2012 11:48 a.m. PST

15mm trailer park! Cool!

Cacique Caribe01 May 2012 12:40 p.m. PST

Agent Brown, I know these other examples are trailer parks for 28mm, but they are inspiring nonetheless:

TMP link
TMP link
TMP link
TMP link

And, I know it's hard to believe (I can't even believe it yet) but, for the first time in my life I'm considering making some of the following out of printed cardstock:

1 general store will need to make it from scratch. Maybe cardstock(?);

1 house (Nancy and Mindy) will need to make it from scratch. Maybe cardstock(?);

3 small travel trailers (Nestor, Val, Earl) not sure how I'll get them done. Maybe cardstock(?);

2 larger trailers (Melvin with parents and one for Walter Chang?) not sure how I'll get them done. Maybe cardstock(?);

1 rusty Quonset (full of junk?) bought recently, Rix brand;

1 dilapidated house bought recently as house under construction;

1 play shack bought recently, it was actually a treehouse;

1 water tower bought recently, unknown brand but excellent match;

1 junkyard with various rusty machines scattered about, and with a corrugated fence perimeter have corrugated fence but will need more junk; and

1 Catepillar tractor, in the trash field, close to an open trailer without tires bought matchbox tractors (one may be the right type). Still looking for the right trailer portion for it.

TMP link

I prefer plastic buildings (built or kits), but some of those aren't available or affordable right now. So printed cardstock may be my only solution for those.


Maxim C Gatling02 May 2012 11:25 a.m. PST

Too cool for school. Thanks!

Cacique Caribe02 May 2012 11:28 a.m. PST

Do you guys know if, aside from Illinois, any of the other states have similar sites for their historic buildings?


Cacique Caribe03 May 2012 10:35 p.m. PST

Here's an interesting site:




Cacique Caribe03 May 2012 11:40 p.m. PST

This is cute:

PDF link


My rednecks will definitely have one or two of these when they get invaded by the aliens.


Lampyridae04 May 2012 3:08 a.m. PST

BRILLIANT! Looks just right for a snobbish PanO city.

deviantsaint04 May 2012 7:41 a.m. PST

The buildings in the first link are nice pieces. A couple are a bit fiddily to put together with the flying buttresses and such but are pretty easy to figure ways around that. Some of the building are huge.
There are TONS of paper building out and about on the web. Check out the paper modeling section on TMP. I used to scoff at people that used paper since I was a "scratchbuilder" but then I needed a 3'X4' city board done in 6 weeks. Gave paper a shot and have never looked back. A little time in the detailing and you would never know they were paper.

Cacique Caribe14 May 2012 7:04 p.m. PST

And for those who might be looking for Quonset/Nissen huts, here are a couple of them in 1/144 (so double the size to get 1/72):


TMP link

Cacique Caribe15 May 2012 10:31 p.m. PST

If anyone wants to make their own little HO scale Australian town . . .

PDF link
PDF link


chironex16 May 2012 4:23 p.m. PST

I think I still have that issue of NGDU around here somewhere.

The problem is that I am attempting to get rid of my free card scenics and only keep scratches and proprietary items as I live in a quad unit and have decided it is redundant, wasteful and pointless to keep lots of scenery at home when everywhere I go to play there is already some waiting.
look through their catalogues and you will find small planbooks of old Western structures.

Essential for cardstock scratching, and the source of many of the Canesig building textures.

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.