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Repair Shop Sss
« on: October 04, 2013, 08:57:24 PM »
Here is a set of sketches so you can scratch build a modified version of Walthers “Jim’s repair shop”. The build started out very simple, but got slightly complicated, when the number of trim pieces was added in. If you can accurately cut out some narrow lengths of thin styrene, however, it’s a piece of cake. You could probably build it without the trim pieces, but it wouldn’t look the same. I modified the design, to eliminate the need for steps, by decreasing the height. The joints are butt joints, which also makes it easier.

Materials are .010, .015, .030, and .040 styrene. Corner trim is made from angle (see sketches). Door and window openings are sized for Rich’s (Rslaserkits), but you can adjust openings for your own. Window material is easily cut from clear blister pack plastic. If you don’t have a spare chimney, you can make a stovepipe type as shown in my A Frame sketches.  Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out.

As with my other scratch build projects, included are: Overview sketches, Parts template, 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.

Follow assembly sketches.

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