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This page contains free, downloadable patterns that were initially inspired by the lithographed printing used on classic tinplate train accessories in the early 1900s. I started creating these patterns in early 2009 for our Tribute to Tinplate(tm) projects, helping readers build vintage tinplate-style buildings and accessories to go with O, S, and Standard Gauge tinplate railroads. We've collected many useful patterns in our Tinplate Textures page. But while we were working on seasonal railroads, it made sense to publish Autumn- and Halloween-themed versions of those patterns on this page. If any patterns here get you inspired, you can find doors and windows in several colors on the Tinplate Textures page.

Project designer Howard Lamey has already used two of these patterns to "re-theme" structure projects for Halloween. We hope that these patterns will help you design your own vintage-style Halloween structures or supplement our free downloadable Halloween village projects on our Spook Hill(tm) pges.

Note about Scales - Most tinplate buildings made to go with tinplate trains were not built exactly to scale. Like the trains themselves, most of them were a bit undersized. The doorways, on the other hand, which were often large enough to admit scale or oversized figures. Brick and siding patterns were also often oversized, to make them easier to see from across the railroad. When you are planning a project, print sample sheets to decide which doorways and patterns will look the best with your trains and with any buildings you already have.

Please let us know if there's some particular texture you need. We may have a preliminary version available that we could "move up in the queue" for your benefit.

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Note: All of these images are the copyrighted property of Family Garden Trains(tm). By downloading a graphic resource from this web site, you accept the following conditions:
  • You are allowed to download it for your own use and to make gifts for your friends.
  • If you are teacher, you are allowed to print these off for your students to use in class class projects.
  • You may not alter these image except for resizing them for own use. You may not load them on any web page or resell products made with this artwork without previous written permission.
  • If you wish to share this resource on a web page, please link to this page, rather than copying these images to your site, which will be an infringement of copyright, and not a very nice way of rewarding our hard work.


Roof Textures

Tile Roof

Black and Orange 'Fish-Scale' pattern. Choose a scale from the list below.
Black and Purple 'Fish-Scale' pattern. Choose a scale from the list below.
S Scale (1:64)
O Scale (1:48)
Large Scale/
Standard Gauge
S Scale
O Scale
Large Scale/
Standard Gauge
Brown and Orange 'Fish-Scale' pattern. Choose a scale from the list below.
Orange and Yellow 'Fish-Scale' pattern. Choose a scale from the list below.
S Scale (1:64)
O Scale (1:48)
Large Scale/
Standard Gauge
S Scale
O Scale
Large Scale/
Standard Gauge

Note: Additional tile roof patterns are available on the Tinplate Textures page and on the Christmas Building Textures page.

Bricks

For a more toylike look, try using one size "up" from the actual scale of your structures, especially on the bricks and siding.
Select the appropriate scale below.
Choose a scale from the list below.
Purple Bricks with White Mortar
S Scale - O Scale -
Large Scale/Standard Gauge
Purple Bricks with Orange Mortar
S Scale (1:64) - O Scale (1:48)
Large Scale/Standard Gauge
Select the appropriate scale below.
Choose a scale from the list below.
Brown Bricks
S Scale - O Scale -
Large Scale/Standard Gauge
Burnt Orange Bricks
S Scale (1:64) - O Scale (1:48)
Large Scale/Standard Gauge
Select the appropriate scale below.
Select the appropriate scale below.
Orange Bricks
S Scale - O Scale -
Large Scale/Standard Gauge
Orange Bricks with Brown Mortar
S Scale (1:64) - O Scale (1:48)
Large Scale/Standard Gauge
Select the appropriate scale below.
Orange Bricks with Purple Mortar
S Scale - O Scale -
Large Scale/Standard Gauge

Note: Additional brick patterns are available on the Tinplate Textures page and on the Christmas Building Textures page.

Siding

Brown Dutch Lap Siding. Select the appropriate scale below.
Orange Dutch Lap Siding. Choose a scale from the list below.
Brown Dutch Lap Siding
S Scale - O Scale -
Large Scale/Standard Gauge
Orange Dutch Lap Siding
S Scale (1:64) - O Scale (1:48)
Large Scale/Standard Gauge

Note: Additional siding patterns are available on the Tinplate Textures page and on the Christmas Building Textures page.

Preformed Roofs

These roof patterns were designed to make our Vintage Tin-Style Cottage and Lewis Park Station into Halloween-themed structures. So they are currently available only in limited scales, such as S scale, the optimum size to use with most Halloween villages. They also have a "break" in the middle for the point of the roof. If the roof of your structure is larger, you will have to cut and paste to get the coverage you need. Please contact us if you need this graphic in a larger scale.
Purple Shingle Roof, currently available in S scale only. Click the text below to download
Black and Purple Tile roof.  Purple Roof, currently available in S and O scale only. Click the text below to download the appropriate scale.
S scale

S scale
O scale

Note: Additional preformed roof patterns are available on the Tinplate Textures page.

    Please stop by every once in a while - we have several other textures to upload when we get a chance. Again, please contact us if you would like to see a particular texture.


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Other Halloween Trains and Towns Pages

Click for bigger pictureBuyers Guides for Halloween Trains and Towns - The largest single manufacturer of Halloween-related trains and towns is Hawthorne Village, who sells their products through Collectibles Today and the Bradford Exchange. The Hawthorne Village trains are assembled by Bachmann, one of the world's largest model train manufacturers, then detailed by Hawthorne Village artists. Click on the picture to the right for more information.

Click to see the Spook Hill™ projects.Introducing Spook Hill™! Designer Howard Lamey, together with author and graphics artist Paul Race, bring you a series of free, 100% original Halloween building projects in O or S scale, enough to give you a complete, unique, and totally collectible Halloween village.



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