After looking at some N scale railroad scenery, I thought I'd try my hand at building some vehicles in 1/160th scale. I might carry them forward into a small diorama, but at this point there are no plans for a model railroad layout.
These are built from scratch using plain (printer) paper and note card stock. Things like the wheels are rolled around a form. Otherwise it's pretty straight forward pasting together to the required shape and size. Paint is acrylic, with details in pencil and permanent marker. The windows are formed from clear blister packaging (that everything comes packaged in these days).
Construction progress photos are here:http://www.simmerspaintshop.com/forums/f21-scale-modelling/scratchbuilding-1-160th-using-paper-2976/
International Harvester R-190 w/Fruehauf 24' trailer:
Both together on my work table: