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Boat House Sss
« on: October 27, 2013, 08:44:30 PM »
Here is a set of sketches that you can use to scratch your own river or lakeside boat house. Footprint is 2 1/2 x 3. It is a 2 story with a deck/balcony. It features a boat dock and also an internal boat bay with a movable overhead door. This is not difficult to build, but will require planning scenery around it to make it blend in. For reference, the waterside is called the front.

The boat in the sketches is 23.3' long. Numerous N scale boats can be found on ebay.

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.

A new technique was used to make the walls. Instead of gluing 2 different sheets of styrene together, thanks to Justin (jussum22) for suggesting the use of wood filler, only 1 sheet of styrene was needed (see sketches).

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.

Cut out parts carefully using a SERB and straight edge. The best way to cut out window openings is with a corner punch. It is important to follow assembly sketches IN SEQUENCE or some parts may not fit.

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Re: Boat House Sss
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2013, 08:57:16 PM »
Wow I like this one Gary!!! I don't have a river front on my layout but this just might make me change my thinking on this.
Oh and by the way I got my answer to your corner trim that I had just asked on the Small Warehouse on this one.

Thanks, Jon