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Boiler house Sss
« on: October 23, 2013, 11:22:08 AM »
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Per Ernie’s(UP 4-8-8-4) request, here is a boiler house of my own design. The stack is on sale at Walthers for $4.98. The large windows are from rslaserkits. I haven’t done brick buildings before because of the inability to show relief on raised surfaces. I developed a technique for this by using double thickness walls. The footprint is 3  1/4 x 4 1/2 x 2 ¾ high (not including 9” stack) and is a relatively easy build, but is not recommended for novices. It featuries butt joints. There are parts templates to print so you can save measuring steps.

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. You can also adjust openings for your own windows or doors. Window material is easily cut from clear blister pack plastic. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

NOTE: I did extensive research on N scale brick sheeting. The quality is poor on all, according to many modelers on numerous sites, with the exception of Rich’s (rslaserkits). For this scratch project however; the cost factor is prohibitive, as you will need 4 sheets. At $40.00+ you may as well buy a kit. Much more economical is to print your own on sticky back label paper. I printed several sheets that look good from the pdf. Use full sheet label paper.

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,  brick template, 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 and straight edge. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit.

Follow assembly sketch directions.

Roofing material is up to you.



































PDF links:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/wrr7gyzbqh0vuwc/rbhpt1pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9lam8jg96djfpt1/rbhpt2pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/pa7te32dugxcdg0/rbhpt3pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s3xfywjom6mbsta/rbhpt4pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6atk72agag6x0t3/rbhpt5pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/aey6bfvujfzum1k/rbhpt6pdf.pdf
Gary

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Re: Boiler house Sss
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2013, 11:42:56 AM »
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Re: Boiler house Sss
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 01:24:15 PM »
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Monster Modelworks (no affiliation) makes some pretty nice brick.

http://monstermodelworks.com/N-Scale/N-Brick-Sheets/N-Scale-Aged-American-Brick-12-X-4-X-015-Lazerboard.html


Thanks Bryan. My "brick research" was done 3 years ago. Its good to see that there are alternatives.
Gary