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Rail/truck shed version three Sss
« on: October 18, 2013, 01:35:12 PM »

This is version 3 of the rail/truck shed, and uses the same base as version 1. The building is different because full loading dock is not used. Instead of combining sketches into one thread, to avoid confusion, version 3 has its own thread.

In this third, narrower version, the footprint is 1 1/2” x 3” with the ramp incline adding 1 ½” to length. You can place the structure on the edge of a yard, or anywhere trackside.

There are 4 parts to build:
    The loading dock (inclined section only)
    The base framework
    The building with base
    The steps   

If you do the inclined dock section first, it will teach you some basic principles for building the base framework. You can arrange the 4 parts in any way, (as shown in the overviews) according to your available space and tastes. If you don’t like the pictured colors you can paint as desired.

I recommend using styrene as wood thicknesses can be too big and look out of scale. Also, recommended glue is a plastic solvent cement type, such as “Ambroid Pro-Weld”, for superior results compared to other glues. Window openings are sized for Rslaserkits sheet #3980, but you can also adjust openings for your own windows. If you don’t have an old set of steps from an old kit, Rich has a great stairs kit (#3503) to build at least 4 full flights. 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. 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: Overview sketches, Parts templates,  Assembly sketches  and PDF’s.

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 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 or Krylon Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive to glue paper templates to your material and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

Follow assembly sketch directions.

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