Fiddlers Green Paper Cutout Models for Model Rail Road layouts

N Scale

Glue a little stretched out (and grayed) cotton wool into the chimney for smoke.

 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 Estate.

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 Adam Pierce sends us these three photos of a bunch of FG houses that are (we couldn't believe it!) 'N' scale! Nice going Adam. Thanks for the photos!

RR Scales Chart

   #1 Scale  O Scale S Scale OO Scale HO Scale TT Scale N Scale Z Scale
#1 Scale   150% 200% 238% 272%  375% 500%  688%
O Scale  67%   133% 158% 181% 250% 333% 458%
S Scale 50% 75%   119% 136% 188% 211% 289%
OO Scale 42% 63% 84%   115% 158% 211% 289%
HO Scale  37% 55% 73% 87%   138% 184% 253%
TT Scale 27% 40% 53% 63% 73%   133% 183%
N Scale 20% 30% 40% 48% 54% 75%   138%
Z Scale 15% 22% 29% 35% 40% 55% 73%  

Instructions on how to do multiple step Photocopying
You just might come across a photocopier that goes to 142% or 150% (which are good numbers when you think about it), and need help going from N scale to HO scale by multiple step copying. Here's how to do it....

 Set your copier to 142% and copy. Then take that copy and copy it again to 128% and presto, you have an HO scale model. If possible, see if you can rotate the model 90 degrees between copying steps to minimize possible X-Y axis distortion.

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.

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 our Boxstar
gridprinted corrugated is 30% thicker (.167")

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