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Tri level house Sss
« on: October 22, 2013, 07:40:00 PM »
Thanks to Kathy (steamedup) for asking about making a set of sketches for a tri level house, I took some pictures of local tri levels, and came up with my own design, based on those pics. Footprint is 2” by 5 3/16”. It is a relatively 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: Brick facade, Corner trim to hide butt joints, 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 ( and you will need his #3980, #3981, #3988, and #3704 for brick. 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, Part templates, Shingle template, Assembly sketches, and pdf’s. One of the prototype pics is also included.

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.

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