"I just completed my very first scratch built with the aid of Model Builder. This is the Casterline Sawmill & Lumberyard in Hillbilly Junction, TN. The sawmill workers are Prieser construction workers. I designed this in part from a photo I saw of a custom kit that cost over $400! My actual investment was about $35.00!" Model Builder is just as cost-effective as it is easy to use!
Model Lumber Mill
Another view of the Casterline Sawmill & Lumberyard built using Model Builder.
This model was a customer's first G-scale Model Builder building. "It was a lot of fun to build!"
Shoshone Village Model
This scene is a scale model of Shoshone Village, CA, a gateway to Death Valley. Adhesive paper was used on plastic sheet with styrene roof materials along with Evan Designs' Model Builder.
A customer submitted this NTRAK module of downtown Winslow, AZ. All buildings were designed using photos of the area and converted to N-scale using Model Builder. Building designs were printed on adhesive-backed photo paper, which was then applied to 0.020-thick polystyrene sheet and panels glued using 1/8" angled polystyrene. Tenax corners were touched up using pastel chalks. The end result looks like a flyover photo. Thanks for the submission!
Shelf Industrial Scene
Shelf Downtown Scene
Shelf Factory Scene
Black Hawk Model Building
HO Shelf Layout
This HO-scale shelf layout, built using Model Builder, runs along the ceiling of one customer's office and has two tracks with double crossovers. Thank you for sharing!
HO Shelf Layout
This HO-scale shelf layout, built using Model Builder, runs along the ceiling of one customer's office and has two tracks with double crossovers.
Small General Store
This building was one customer's first attempt with Model Builder. Looks like he's already a pro! "I used a cardboard box, plain paper, tacky glue, and real stones. The gas pump is scratch-built." What a great first project with our software!
Cooders Store Using Model Builder
Customer Roy Wilke submitted this diorama with the Cooders Store mode from Evan Designs' Model Builder. The model represents a suburban shop in an Australian city or medium-sized town. The original model has been modified by replacing the gable roof with a half-hip roof and replacing the shingle roof card with cards that mimic corrugated iron roofing. The awning posts, as is the sub-frame that holds it all together, are made of matchsticks. The "tiled front" for the shop's street frontage comes from a file for a London Underground station, and the advertisements are taken from the Internet. The front windows and doors are open and include a rudimentary shop interior, which can be illuminated with an installed LED. "Thank you for your time, and for providing a rather good, easy to build, and easily-adaptable model building." Thanks for the submission, Roy!
This building is a finished version of Plan #1090 in HO-scale using Model Builder printed to 45-lb matte photo paper. Balsa roof underlay and some foam board reinforce the inside structure.
Skip to 1:48 to see this layout's main street, featuring many Model Builder buildings.
Christmas Scene Buildings
What a charming setup! "Three buildings I have built since Chistmas for my future train layout." We can't wait to see the full layout when it's finished!
1910 Brick Store
Model Builder can help you create highly detailed shop fronts for your figures to window-shop.
1952 Mill Houses
Ted Dimone says, "Love the updates on the site. What a susprise to see all my buildings in the gallery! Thank you!"
And thank you for sharing your Model Builder projects enhanced with Evan Designs LEDs.
Radio and TV Store
More of Ted's work, featuring a radio & TV store. This is a prototypical structure built in 1952 and set to 1/48-scale using Model Builder.
This building was modeled after the New Jersey Central RR by Ted using Model Builder.
Check out how Evan Designs' software package, the Toolkit Bundle, can help you achieve the layout of your dreams! This kit includes 7 full software programs from Evan Designs, 3 LED kits to light your layout, and several sheets of various printing paper. As one customer said, "The more you work with this kit, the more you can do. I'm computer stupid, and look at this warehouse." Simply choose your scale and get started!
Another beautiful Model Builder project! This shed is perfectly detailed.
Evans City Station
This model is one customer's first attempt at using Model Builder to create a G-scale building from scratch. This interpretation of Evans City Station has a main structure made from foam board covered with printed clapboard siding. Doors and windows were printed and lollipop sticks cut and glued where necessary.
ScaleModelPlans.com shared Plan 444 - the Grand Trunk Railway Bunkhouse. This HO-scale model (built using Model Builder) used only 45-lb matte photo paper.
Metal Fabrication Freight
Built with Model Builder, this freight station is in 1:220 scale. This model uses cardstock 110-lb paper with basswood framing (1/16" x 1/16").
Using Model Builder, another customer created a building "with a few extra angles ... and any evident mistakes are the fault of this architect." No faults seen here!
"It's a bit larger than I intended, having a footprint of 11" x 9". It's made of 110-lb (199 g/m) index card laid over black foamcore. Black foamcore is much less likely to gouge out at the edges than white foamcore."
This is an overall shot with a Star Wars miniature (28mm tall) for scale.
This freight station for both semi trucks and train cars was designed using Model Builder and made of card stock and basswood frame.
"This was a Z-scale model I built with your program. It was 4 inches long, 2 inches wide, and 1 1/2 inches tall." Thanks for sharing!
"I think there may be several Z scale enthusiast out there that don't realize yet how simple it is to create their own structures." We agree! Check out our free samples at the Model Builder page to see what you can create!
Radville Saskatchewan Depot
This is Plan #2062-HO - a CNR 2nd Class Depot, modeled directly after the one in Radville Saskatchewan. The exterior was designed entirely in Model Builder. The walls were constructed with 64-lb cardstock. The floor and roof subsurface are balsa, as are the handmade eave brackets and gable decorations. The lower edge of the roofing material is serrated to add realism.
One Model Builder customer completed this tractor supply building using some new techniques, particularly on the corners. Fantastic job!
Small Strip Mall
Bill Erskine used Model Builder to create this small strip of stores using photos to create a 3D effect.
Model Builder High-Rise
Peter submitted these photos of a few of his semi-completed models.
"Model Builder is a tremendous tool. Thank you again."
These three C&O section houses were modeled using Model Builder after buildings in Quinnimont, WV. This customer added styrene corner angles to the section houses to give them a three-dimensional look.
Eugene Jones created these buildings with Model Builder. One is the Prince, WV, depot, and the other is a picture of three C&O section houses in Quinnimont, WV. Eugene added styrene corner angles to the section houses to give them a three-dimensional look. "I really like the program."
Large Warehouse Model
Dave Roeder shared the largest structure he's created so far - a current-era layout in HO scale. The foot print is 22" x 42", and the height of the taller curtain wall is 12.9". The curtain wall structure is 10.7" x 22". The green steel wall is 8.2" high. There are 7 rail dock doors; two are under the notched corner. The two at the rear and the rearmost on the rail side are for reefers. The docks are set for 60-foot cars. "Thanks again for your support."
Don Rushmore's wife purchased Model Builder and a welding kit for his birthday. Another nominee for Wife of the Year! "I am very pleased with both and would recommend same to anyone. Excellent job. The welding kit looks wonderfully realistic as a projector in the drive-in."
Elliott used Model Builder to design his Jones Farm sheep & goat barn, another adaptation from his previous Model Builder Jones Farm pig pen & chicken coop buildings. "Thanks again for Model Builderand its ease of use and design tools!"
Ted DiMone designed this 1/24th scale model of the Kenzieton Hotel using Model Builder. Fantastic work, Ted!
Tom from ScaleModelPlans.com provided yet another great plan. This one is modeled after a little post-war house in East Vancouver. It was a popular plan, because it was affordable to the returning WW2 vets under the Veteran's Land Act mortgage. Many homes of this style still exist in the area.
Ron Schmitz submitted: "Thanks to your work, my town and adjoining subdivision are doing well in spite of the current economic crisis. LOL! Hope you enjoy a brief visit to Smalltown."
Model Builder Cityscape
"I am having a great time working with your product," Thom said, "and now that I have figured out how to add lights, it's even better. Originally, I used foamboard, but there was no depth when photographed. Next came the 1/4" poplar with sides wrapped around, and finally this method. In the daytime, the flat prints looked great but at night appeared as dark shawdows behind the other lighted buildings." What a difference lighting can make! Thanks for submitting!
Stephen is a CAD Manager and Evan Designs customer who also loves Model Builder: "From 2 feet away on my layout, you cannot tell the plastic from the printed models, and in my opinion, the printed actually look better because of the numerous colors (not limited to three or four colors like a plastic model)." Thanks for sharing, Stephen!