Tiny Micro or N Scale Printable Buildings

Printable micro  miniature or "N" scale buildings you can use for railroad villages, doll houses for a doll's house, or as small buildings for a children's toy town, a Christmas scene or to set or hang as decorations. Railroad N scale and dollhouse scale meet at a point between 1:144 and 1:160 scale. These buildings are sized to fit in that range, the more realistic ones are set at 1:144 scale, and many can be furnished to make micro scale buildings for dollhouse toy shops or...MORE nursery settings.

Make sure you check on page two for the wreaths, swags, trees and other ways to decorate these tiny scenes.

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    Three Tiny English Village Shops in 1:144 or Micro Scale
    A Group of Printable Miniature Shops in 1:144 Scale. Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
    These three Victorian shops are a great introduction to making village buildings from paper. They can also be printed out and glued to wood for a more long lived building. Each of the shops has a printed interior and can function as a dollhouse for inside 1:12 scale dolls house. The shops are based on buildings in Lewes UK.
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    Store Street Emporium and Castle Hill House

    Miniature emporium and house in 1:144 scale made from paper.
    Store Street Emporium and Castle Hill House in 1:144 Scale. Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
    Add these two printable 1:144 scale shops to your miniature village. Store street is a multi story emporium, while Castle Hill house makes a Bed and Breakfast for the Victorian village.
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    Village Bank

    A 1:144 scale two story brick bank for a dolls house or railroad scene.
    A village bank for a 1:144 dolls house village, or N scale railroad can also be used as a Christmas ornament. Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The miniature village bank building comes complete with a decorated interior ready for micro scale (n scale) railroad figures.

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    A 1:144 scale dolls house with a snowman outside shown beside a quarter for scale reference.
    A micro scale dolls house makes a good building for a miniature Christmas village Scene. Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
    It is possible to decorate in this scale using micro mini furniture or items designed for N scale railroad scenes. This house, based on a set of row houses in London, can easily be used as a dolls house for the children in a 1:12 scale scene.
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    A paper miniature village church with a bell tower in 1:144 scale
    A printable miniature church in 1:144 scale. Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
    This tiny colonial village church is the only building in the realistic series which does not have an open back and a finished interior. The church can be added to a village scene or used as the backdrop for a scale nativity ornament.
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    Tiny Log Cabins

    Printable miniature log cabin and outhouse for a Christmas village in 1:144 (N) or micro scale.
    Printable miniature log cabin and outhouse made from lightweight card in 1:144 scale for a Christmas Village. Photo © 2013 Lesley Shepherd
    This printable makes a tiny log cabin and outhouse, based on a historic 1920's ranch cabin.  The building comes with an interior and extra parts so you can make the shutters or doors open to the interior.


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    Haunted House Buildings for a Halloween Scene

    Printable miniature farmhouse, barn and silo for a haunted Halloween village in 1:144 Scale
    The haunted farmhouse, barn and silo for a miniature Halloween village can be glittered if you wish. They are also large enough to be lit with cool LED lights if the windows are cut open and backed with cellophane. Photo © 2011 Lesley Shepherd

    Due to popular demand I've started to create a series of "putz" or glitter village style parts for Halloween villages. The parts are interchangeable to create small and large houses, there is also a haunted farmhouse and barn and sections of fencing to create miniature Halloween ornaments.


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    Three Putz style printable miniature cottages in N scale for a Christmas village display.
    Three Printable Miniature Putz Style Christmas Houses in N Scale. Photo ©2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    These little fantasy house printables are a smaller scale version of the vintage cardboard collectibles for Christmas villages and trains. The parts are interchangeable and these houses have no interiors. These are easily assembled for a tiny Christmas village, or used as Christmas tree decorations. If you want to glitter them to resemble the traditional glitter houses, use glitter for miniatures.

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    Printable Castle With Two Towers and Trims

    Printable miniature castle with two towers.
    Printable miniature castle with two towers for a Halloween or Christmas village or glitter village. Photo © 2012 Lesley Shepherd

    This printable miniature castle can be used for either a Christmas or a Halloween village, depending on how you finish it. The towers and building heights can be adjusted to make more pieces to surround the main castle, or you can use them for other buildings.

    If you want a fast, easy glittered castle, use the printable files as templates to cut the building and tower sides from glittered paper.

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    "Stone" Towers and Cottages

    Two story
    Printable two story "stone" cottage and tower parts for a Halloween glitter village in 1:144 scale. Photo © 2013 Lesley Shepherd
    These 'stone' towers and cottages can be assembled as lighthouses, crofter's cottages or other small buildings for the fantasy

     glitter village.

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    Printable towers mixed with other Putz style houses for a miniature Christmas village
    The towers in the series of printable miniature Putz houses mix with the other roof styles to form an entire village. Photo copyright 2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.
    These sections of crenellated printable miniature buildings can be combined for castles, schools, town halls and other buildings and can also be used as square additions for the other fantasy or putz house styles. You can use these for model forts for a dollhouse (1:12 scale) nursery or toy shop, or you can use them to contstruct all kinds of traditional glitter houses in miniature. In the glitter house tradition, the port cochere entrances and multi story crenalated towers were used for civic...MORE buildings or larger, more expensive glitter houses.
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    A set of printable miniature bungalows and a Church for a traditional dimestore Christmas village.
    A group of traditional dimestore style printable miniature bungalows and a church. Photo copyright 2008 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    The muliti part fantasy church is an example of how simple parts can be combined to make a much more impressive whole. The other small buildings in this set can be used on their own or as additions for the other buildings in the set. Samples of how the various parts can be combined can be seen in an online museum of the original dimestore houses, also known as glitter houses, coconut houses or putz houses, online at Papa Ted's Place.

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    One eighth inch Christmas Wreaths, garlands and a tiny tree decorate an N Scale Village Shop.
    A tiny tree, wreaths, and garlands decorate buildings for a 1:144 Christmas village or N scale railroad scene. Photo ©2007 Lesley Shepherd, Licensed to About.com Inc.

    Use these tiny wreaths, trees and garlands to turn your printable miniature buildings into a decorated Christmas village. The techniques also work to add Christmas decorations to N scale model railroad layouts.