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Power plant Sss
« on: October 24, 2013, 03:18:38 PM »
I've always hesitated to draw a power plant because they're so big. It's also probably why there is no N scale kit. This is for those of you that have a large layout, and an available 12 to 16" square space for the building and coal pile. Thanks to Kyle(klynkp) for the request, here is one that is very close to my local coal fired generating station, which was remodeled in the '70's. It is in fact big, with a 6 1/2" square footprint, not counting the stacks and the conveyor.

Due to the size, unfortunately all pieces wouldn't fit on templates or pdf's. For the larger pieces I have included dimensioned part sketches.

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.

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

If anyone has any questions on any of my plans, I’m just a PM away, and I can provide you with specific tips for each scratch build.

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