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Motel complex Sss
« on: October 26, 2013, 02:51:56 PM »
Justin(jussum22) suggested I do a roadside motel next. I started looking at whats available, and it was a limited selection, so I made my own design. The thought of a Northwoodsy type on a secluded highway next to a mountain lake was intriguing, so to give it a windy vacation flair, I added some windbreaks next to the doors. If you want to give it a more city appearance you can eliminate them.

There are 3 buildings: An Office (1 7/16 x 1 ½), a double unit (1 7/16 x 2 15/16), and a triple unit (1 7/16 x 4 13/32). You can make the complex as small or as large as you want by the number of units you build, and you can arrange them in any way, according to your available space. A billboard type sign is also included. If you don’t like the pictured colors you can paint as desired.

I recommend using styrene as wood thicknesses can be too big and look out of scale. Also, recommended glue is a plastic solvent cement type, such as “Ambroid Pro-Weld”, for superior results compared to other glues. Window openings are sized for Rslaserkits sheets #3980, but you can also adjust openings for your own windows. Rich has a nice residential door sheet #3988. Paint parts before assembly, except where the edges glue to other parts.

The building directions and materials 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.

Follow assembly sketch directions.

Roofing material is your choice. You can print your own from my other threads, or Rich at Rslaserkits has some good choices.

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