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Small Signal Shed Sss
« on: October 25, 2013, 05:23:03 PM »
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Back to scratch building basics with this small signal shed, typical of those found trackside. Footprint is only 3/4" x 5/8", and is my own design. This structure has no trim, so to hide joints, walls edges are beveled at a 45 degree angle. Beveling can be done easier with a sanding jig.

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. 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 sketch, Parts template,  Assembly sketches,  and PDF.

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.















PDF link:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qzsj8fmyd83bmb3/sispt1pdf.pdf



Gary