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B&O Office building Sss
« on: October 07, 2013, 07:35:37 PM »

I scaled this from the Walthers ad pic in their 2008 N&Z catalog. The footprint is only 5/8” x 15/16” and is probably the easiest to build scratch project that I have done. It would look good in a yard or anywhere trackside. If you don’t like the B&O colors you can paint as you desire. There are part templates to print so you can save measuring steps.

Materials are .030 styrene, .040 Evergreen #4031 clapboard siding, and .060 styrene. Trim is made from Evergreen #291 angle. 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. 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.

Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Parts templates, Assembly sketches and PDF’s.

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. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit, especially for trim and roof sections.

Follow assembly sketch directions.

If you would rather have a simulated shingled roof instead of roofing paper, templates can be found in my template threads.

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