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Ranch style house Sss
« on: October 22, 2013, 10:39:17 AM »
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There are no n scale picture windows available from windows companies, and is probably why you won’t find a ranch style house kit. They are however, a part of Americana. I developed an easy way to make your own picture window, thus making this scratch build possible. This is my own design based on local prototypes and my house. Footprint is 1 7/8” by 5”. It is an easy build with wall butt joints. If you don’t like the colors you can paint as desired. There are parts templates to print so you can save measuring steps.

Features include: Limestone chimney and partial facade, Corner trim to hide butt joints, soffit, and 2 car garage.

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. Windows and doors are Rich’s (rslaserkits.com) and part numbers as well as other materials are listed in sketches. You can also adjust openings for your own windows. 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, Shingle and stone 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.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB (Single Edge Razor Blade) and straight edge, then follow assembly sketch directions.

Roofing material is up to you and Rich has some good choices for a 3d effect. If you want to use label paper roofing, use full size label paper sheets. Template is included. Limestone template is also included.

A chimney from an old kit can be used if you prefer.



































PDF links:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/d4k7xlqkyht1hut/rshpt1pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lkoufv5wpw693zt/rshpt2pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q4b3a2lha25cp9m/rshpt3pdf.pdf













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Re: Ranch style house Sss
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 11:33:51 AM »
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Nice design Gary.
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Re: Ranch style house Sss
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 01:42:39 PM »
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Thanks Bryan. Doing a sketch set of your own house is a bit easier, especially if you're not sure of a measurement. Just go outside with a tape measure.
Gary