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Lfseeney14 Nov 2012 4:53 p.m. PST

Needing buildings for the burbs,

So far can find most anything But the Burbs.

Looking for card stock, as all the plastics I have seen are 15-40 each.

Thanks for any info,

richarDISNEY Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 6:18 p.m. PST


Cdude93 Inactive Member14 Nov 2012 7:40 p.m. PST

If you're looking for 15mm, Child Guidance buildings are the best way I've seen. You can get them for a steal on ebay if you're lucky.

Moe the Great14 Nov 2012 8:21 p.m. PST

I second CDude… for 15's Child Guidance. (Guidancetown USA) In one set you can get 10-15 buildings.

Or go to a local train show and pick up used buildings.


CAPTAIN BEEFHEART14 Nov 2012 8:23 p.m. PST

If you are lucky, you can get a hold of old plasticville buildings. I got 2 for about $5. USDoo a pop from a hobby shop looking for space. Also one must define the Suburbs in your building scheme. Gas/convenience stores are a major fixture. So are sheds and strip malls.

Never discount a ruler, X-acto knife and foam core! Siding can be made from plastistruct sheets or some home made variety. Masking tape can be used for roof shingles.
Plastic, balsa wood or casting with resin can create the window frames. The most important element is PAINT. You can do anything with paint. It is much cheaper than printer ink and far more versatile.

Sorry, got a little verbose.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2012 9:43 p.m. PST

Like this?





Maxshadow15 Nov 2012 11:11 p.m. PST

Try the wargames vault link

Lfseeney16 Nov 2012 12:49 a.m. PST

Thanks all,

Yes 15 mm.

Looking now.

Cdude93 Inactive Member16 Nov 2012 4:54 p.m. PST

This looks like a good deal:


Rogzombie Fezian Inactive Member17 Nov 2012 8:38 a.m. PST

This ebay seller is the nicest and best I can ever remember and they sell O scale plasticville which is a lot cheaper than most RR houses.


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