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Cardboard O Scale Model Train Buildings, Tunnels and Bridges

As we’ve seen with tools like Lego, the love of building things spans all ages and genders. Cardboard models may differ in some ways, but their appeal is still the same. From famous architecture, to towns and vehicles, O Scale models range from 30 mm to 33 mm, which are small enough to collect without cluttering, all while still full of great detail.

Painted O Scale Models

One of the most popular themes for models are trains' bridges and tunnels. cardboard O-scale model train building, tunnel, and bridge pieces assemble using instructions that come in the package. Vintage sets of famous landmarks are popular finds if you are lucky, but modern depictions are constantly hitting the market. As one can see with the vintage sets, your cardboard models will last for many years if you treat them well.

Un-Painted O Scale Models

If you want to join in with this educational and fun hobby but don’t want pre-determined designs to restrict you, look for un-painted O-scale model train buildings, tunnels and bridges. Most of these are plastic, not cardboard, but you can easily integrated them into the scene to create a more unique and comprehensive setting.

Other Sizes

Scale models come in different sizes. This can be very small, to half-size and life-size. While many are purely stationary like a snapshot, others can be motorised to create a moving scene. The most famous examples of these are Christmas scenes and moving trains on tracks. In these instances, the bigger options are the better ones. It is also this variation in sizes that encourages young children and the elderly to participate, making sure that no one misses out.


If you live in Australia and are a fan of constructing cardboard, plastic or other models, there is one event you surely don’t want to miss. The Australian Model Expo holds displays, public viewings and competitions. You can purchase or swap kits at the event, and have fun meeting with others with similar interests.

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