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.

  • 01 of 07
    Three Tiny English Village Shops in 1:144 or Micro Scale

    Lesley Shepherd

    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.

  • 02 of 07
    A 1:144 scale dolls house with a snowman outside shown beside a quarter for scale reference.

    Lesley Shepherd

    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.

  • 03 of 07
    A paper miniature village church with a bell tower in 1:144 scale

    Lesley Shepherd

    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.

  • 04 of 07
    Three Putz style printable miniature cottages in N scale for a Christmas village display.

    Lesley Shepherd

    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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  • 05 of 07
    Printable towers mixed with other Putz style houses for a miniature Christmas village

    Lesley Shepherd

    These sections of crenelated 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 construct all kinds of traditional glitter houses in miniature. In the glitter house tradition, the port cochere entrances and multi-story crenelated towers were used for civic buildings or larger, more expensive glitter houses.

  • 06 of 07
    A set of printable miniature bungalows and a Church for a traditional dimestore Christmas village.

    Lesley Shepherd

    The multi-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.

  • 07 of 07
    One eighth inch Christmas Wreaths, garlands and a tiny tree decorate an N Scale Village Shop.

    Lesley Shepherd

    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.