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A-frame Sss
« on: September 26, 2013, 04:40:56 PM »
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I based this design on a building that is out in some hilly countryside about 6 miles from my house. This makes a perfect mountain cabin. This build is slightly more difficult than others because of the deck railings and dormer. An alternative is building it without these, which make it an easy build.

Choice of materials is up to you. It can be done in wood but sketches are based on styrene thicknesses. If you use another material adjust dimensions accordingly. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions and materials are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out. Read directions in assembly sketches before cutting out parts as you may want to change some sizes or cut fewer or additional openings

Included sketches are: Part templates, Shingle templates, Deck template, Assembly sketches, and pdf’s. Also included is a pic of my scratchbuild on my layout.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF's. Select best printer quality, set PDF zoom to 100%, and page scaling to "none" or actual size.  Check your printed page to see that 3" lines are exactly 3" long. Once you have templates printed, you can cut with scissors (leave a 1/8" border) and arrange on your material for maximum sheet usage. Part templates for siding are a mirror image, when needed, so that you can cut walls with siding side down (easier to cut). Be sure siding grooves are oriented correctly. Use rubber cement to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. The best way to cut out window openings is with a corner punch. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit. Dormer wall ends must have a 45° angle for proper joints. The top of roof sections have a sharp angle that must be sanded.

Here is a link to a "make your own" SERB (Single Edge Razor Blade) holder thread:
http://www.nscale.net/forums/showthread.php?24957-S-E-R-B-holder-mod-1























here are links to the PDF's::
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s7257oox6kpcl65/u.pdf?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nv0xsta9p32ypv/v.pdf?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2a3s56uif7kqje1/w.pdf?dl=0
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Re: A-frame Sss
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2013, 01:10:23 PM »
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Gary, I tried to go to the pdf files at the end of the article and cannot get them to open.  They are not dropbox is that the problem?  I have finally figured out how to get everything to print except for the roofs, but, I am working on that.  Again, THANKS, for posting these, it took a lot of work on your part.  Craig

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Re: A-frame Sss
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2013, 05:04:11 PM »
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All PDF's have been changed to dropbox. All should open easily now.
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Re: A-frame Sss
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 06:50:06 AM »
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Gary, I hope that I am not a bother.  I found out that with my iMac, I have to configure the mouse in System Preferences to accept a right click.  Then when I right click on the image, I open the image in a new window and then can print.  Mac vs IBM one has advantages over the other and each has its own way of doing things which you have to find out about.  Hopefully, this now lets me do what I want and I can start building some or the buildings for the new club layout.  Thanks again, Criag

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Re: A-frame Sss
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 06:48:11 PM »
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Sss ????

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Re: A-frame Sss
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 07:24:57 PM »
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Sss ????

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Re: A-frame Sss
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 08:32:52 PM »
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Seems that Doug just woke up from hibernation.  :) Gary has been posting those Sss's for the last couple of months.  The index post (which also explains what Sss is) is also pinned as a sticky here.
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Re: A-frame Sss
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 08:55:48 PM »
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Aw c'mon...it's difficult to see this stuff when the dog keeps slowing down on the treadmill. :D

Doug