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Where to Find Free Printable Buildings in Several Model and Miniature Scales


This list has links to sources of free printable buildings in many scales, from 1:24 or G scale for dolls houses and railway buildings, to smaller scales for railroads, dioramas and gaming terrains. There are a wide range of styles, scales and difficulties from sources around the world. Some are copies of famous buildings, others are quickly made decorations for sets.

Vintage Style Coconut or Glitter Houses in 1:144 Scale

Printable miniature micro or "N" scale garage and store for a glitter village.
Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

Several traditional style glitter or coconut houses (sometimes called Putz houses) can be made in miniature for scale villages, as Christmas tree decorations, or for special gift boxes or table favors. The sets of printable buildings include:

There are also a set of Miniature Halloween buildings in this glitter house style. All of these little buildings can be made with or without glitter.

Photofinished Miniatures for a Village in 1:144 Scale

A 1:144 scale dolls house with a snowman outside shown beside a quarter for scale reference.
Photo © 2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

1:144 (N scale or micro mini enthusiasts) have the choice of several scale miniatures of real buildings, some finished interiors that can be decorated. These are all made from photographs of real buildings. There are

Victoria and Albert Museum Printable Miniatures Online

The Online Theatre Collections of the V&A museum in London has two antique paper toys available from downloadable files.

One is a revolving circus, which could be scaled to at least 1:48 scale, with O scale train figures substituted for the circus animals and made into a carousel.

The second featured toy is an antique toy theatre, originally published by Pollocks Toys complete with figures for a Cinderella pantomime. The Theatre is designed to be colored, so there is lots of scope for turning it into a dolls house scale toy, or the front stage of a model building.

Odissey Paper Models Printable Buildings and Furniture

The Italian Site, Odissey Paper Models, produce a range of roughly 1:48 Scale European Buildings in their Hilands series, along with their well known 1:12 paper dollhouse furniture. These buildings are primarily sized for larger wargames, and are roughly O or 1:48 scale (for 25-28 mm figures). Some models have a nominal charge for download.

All Gauge Trains Railway Scale Printable Buildings

All Gauge Trains have two separate sections of their website devoted to printable scale buildings. For N to G scales they have a New England Seaside town, Yule City buildings suitable for a Christmas railroad, a Western Town, Farm and Country buildings,and industrial buildings.

They also have a range of O, O27 and S scale buildings in basic styles.

ScaleScenes Railroad Building Printables

ScaleScenes specialize in printable railroad buildings. Their site has a free sample building of a small goods store in HO or N scale

Fiddler's Green Village and Town Buildings

Fiddler's Green, famous for their airplane models, also produce scale models for an English village and a Frontier Town. The models are sold for a reasonable price and can be downloaded and used multiple times. They are available singly or in collections.

Zippy's Models

Zippy's Models have free printable models of a British watermill, a Stone Age Hut, and an English Timber Framed cottage in OO or HO Scale.

Ray Keim's Paper Model Purgatory

Ray Keim's Paper Model Purgatory pages contain free detailed printable models of Disney's Haunted Mansion Rides, including Liberty Square and New Orlean's Square approximately 1:66 scale. There are also details for entrance gates, tombstones, coffins, and the tower from Pirates of the Caribbean The buildings can be resized to be made in several different scales.

Paper Toys

Paper Toys produce free printable miniatures of several famous buildings, including the Chrysler Building, the Eiffel Tower, Dubai clock tower, Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Neuschwanstein castle, and Frank Lloyd Wright 's Falling Water. These are not listed at any particular scale.
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