Most Fiddlers Green buildings come
in a folder already formatted in the three most popular scales:
Z, N, and HO
You can buy a serious whack of them and because
they're so easy to put together you can populate your layout in
a couple days. To really stretch your modeling budget, cut them
diagonally and paste them against your background. Be sure to check
out our boring Industrial
Buildings that were especially made for a grimy lackluster Industrial
Paper Weights Explained-With Thanks
to Martin Carbone
Paper weight is often expressed as the number of pounds
for 500 sheets (one ream) of paper in its basis size- -and
this basis size is determined by factors that have no relevance
to most users. We find this to be confusing, because 20 pound
bond paper and 50 pound book paper are almost the same thickness
and are often used for identical applications, and yet their
weights are said to be vastly different. Thickness is what matters
most to the normal user -- weight is only of interest to high
volume manufacturers, dealers and buyers who buyand sell paper
by the pound or ton.
This is why we try to consistently use thickness to describe
paper orcardstock and not the weight. We realize this is almost
heretical to the experts in the field -- but it makes more sense
to us and is certainly less confusing to newcomers to the field.
We hope the experts can adapt.
PAPER AND CARDSTOCK THICKNESSES
Copy paper is about .004" thick
Lightweight cardstock is about .008" thick.
Business cards are about .010" thick
Cereal boxes are about .020" thick
Standard corrugated boxes are 1/8" thick (.125") although
gridprinted corrugated is 30% thicker (.167")