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Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« on: September 30, 2013, 07:06:27 AM »
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All the small model homes I’ve seen are old company or road houses, but no modern era types. I decided to scratch a home that could be used in the 50’s to 90’s era. It’s a sort of remodeled pre-fab home that they built in the 50’s, but you could also call it a company house. It’s small (7/8 x 1 7/8), and I designed it to be a very 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, Assembly sketches, and pdf.

To print the part templates actual size, use the PDF. 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 template 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.

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
















PDF link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rzia1vqyxjkxyuk/rpfpt1pdf.pdf



 
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Re: Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2013, 10:33:13 PM »
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According to Microsoft these PDFs are full of malware.
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Re: Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 08:50:45 AM »
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Thanks Catt. Looking into another file sharing site. Will change all PDF's then. Btw all of my PDF's have been scanned and are clean, so it must be the file sharing site.
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Re: Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 12:36:22 PM »
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hmm.. I'm getting "Invalid Download Link"..

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Re: Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2013, 03:47:21 PM »
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Yeah. "Fileswap" must be messed up. Switching to Dropbox. Will correct all Sketch sets soon.
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Re: Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 04:35:21 PM »
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Ok. Just checked ALL of my sketch set PDF links. All are working fine with no reported errors. Some of them are still with "fileswap" but have no errors. In the future I will be using "dropbox" even though it takes extra clicks to view the PDF's.

Not sure what happened with those bad files, but I suspect operator error. I'm being very careful, but if anyone runs into errors again, please let me know.
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Re: Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 06:22:55 PM »
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I usually know what the "kids" are saying, but what does "Sss" stand for  :?

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Re: Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2013, 06:55:20 PM »
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It's "Scratch sketch sets" Chris. I call them that because they are a combination of overview and assembly sketches and templates for scratchbuilding projects.
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Re: Pre-fab (road house) Sss
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2013, 06:56:19 PM »
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Ahh got it thanks  :)