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2 Story house Sss
« on: October 29, 2013, 08:44:03 AM »
I wasn't sure what to call this. Driving through some old sections of my home town turned up a lot of similar "pattern" or "catalog" homes. I combined the features of several, and wound up with my own design of this 2 story house. Footprint is 2 1/4 x 3 1/2. This build will be a moderate challenge, but can be done by the average scratch builder. It features a bottom brick fascia, a second floor, and a front and rear porch. Grandt Line's new handrail (#8027), makes that part easy compared to painfully scratch building them. Dick(absnut) did an excellent job of building this one.

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 and materials are in the sketches, and to make your build easier you can enlarge them to full size and print them out.
Included sketches are: Overview sketches, Part templates, Assembly sketches, and pdf’s.

Making your own part templates can be a real pain, as you will first have to scale an image, convert to N scale, then measure and draw your template. All that has been done for you. Just print the part templates, then use rubber cement to glue paper templates to styrene. Make sure siding grooves are oriented correctly, and then just cut on lines. No measuring ! Paper comes off easily.

If you have trouble printing, use the PDF's. Select best print quality, set PDF zoom to 100% and page scaling to "none".

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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