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3 bay engine house Sss
« on: October 25, 2013, 10:42:10 AM »
NOTE: This thread has many errors. I will edit in corrections very soon. OK, corrections have been made, but NOT HERE. The easiest way to do this is to go here: When the sketch set opens click on the blue box with  the +DOWNLOAD in it. Open the zipped file and you can then bring up the corrected  PDF files. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Thanks to Ernie (UP4-8-8-4) for requesting it, here is a set of plans for a modern 3 bay engine house in the Pikestuff colors and style. You won't find a kit, as nobody makes one . This is my own design with a footprint of 4 7/32 x 6 3/8" and is a relatively easy build. It features a removable roof and overhead doors that can be stored in the up or down position. If you don’t like the colors, you can paint as desired. 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. 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.

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.

Roof vents are available from Pikestuff.

PDF links are here:
« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 11:01:38 PM by gary60s »


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Re: 3 bay engine house Sss
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2023, 06:45:35 PM »
The PDF link is broken.