1/60 scale cities/buildings and roads

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  1. Fallout

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    i've been looking around for 1/60 scale city stuff to set up with my tfs. i really just need buildings and roads, but some cars and aircraft couldn't hurt too. thanks for the help :D 
     
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    I think it would be better if you simply built your own. When crafted and painted right, a cardboard building can look really authentic.
     
  3. Fallout

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    not a bad idea. do you think cardboard coke containers would work?
     
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    It's worth a try.
     
  5. Fallout

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    i might try that out tomorrow, thought i'll have to measure them to see if they're the right scale.
     
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    curious which tfs do you have are 1/60?
     
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    You can find all sorts of downloadable paper buildings online, intended for model railroad use.

    There's some simple, free ones here:

    All-Gauge Model Railroading Page

    and some that you can buy here:

    Scalescenes.com - Download and print realistic model railway buildings

    Scale Scenes are OO, 1:76, but you can get 1:60 by printing out at 126% actual size.

    The cool thing about Scale Scenes (not a shareholder, I just use them with my HO trains :)  ) is that they sell you an image file, and you can print out as many copies as you want or need, if you wish to build lots of buildings, or a big factory, or a high-rise office tower.

    Search around the net, and you'll find more. Printed card buildings are a well-established hobby.

    For easy construction, you can use the Bachmann Plasticville "O scale" structures. They're between O (1:48) and S (1:64) which should suit you just right.
     
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    Good grief, Scale Scenes looks awesome. I might have to get onboard with some of that.
     
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    wow, i think i'm in love with scalescenes. that's a lot of help and the buildings are cheap too, so that's nice. thanks for the links.
     
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    Model Builder from Evan's Designs will let you make your own custom printable buildings, in a a variety scales. I use it for 1/18 scale backdrops. (I find on that, that it works best if I set it to 1/16 scale, though.)

    S scale model railroad items are 1/64 scale (as are most Hot Wheels and Matchbox type toy cars) so might work for you. Same goes for HO scale slot cars and scenery items. (HO scale model trains are 1/72 scale, so that stuff would be too small, unless you're trying to do some kind of forced perspective.)
     

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