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Petley Depot Sss
« on: October 29, 2013, 04:13:27 PM »
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Looking through some old magazines, in the Nov/Dec 2006 issue of N-Scale magazine, I ran across some pictures of a scratch built 2 story depot. There were no plans as the article author (Julian Cavalier) built it by looking at a tree ornament. I thought the structure was unique, so I decided to do a sketch set. I modified it significantly to make it easier to build. The turret will present a challenge, but is made easier with supports, guides, and special construction techniques. It features an outside staircase and a second floor. Footprint is 1 1/4 x 1 3/4, so it's small, but will make a perfect small town depot.

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. 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.





















































PDF links:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r348jt3vx79z6s6/zpydpt1pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3y85yulgul774rr/zpydpt2pdf.pdf
https://www.dropbox.com/s/e445vrvzkn15vhn/zpydpt3pdf.pdf
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Re: Petley Depot Sss
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2013, 06:04:40 PM »
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I have to ask .. what is a SERB?

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Re: Petley Depot Sss
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2013, 06:14:22 PM »
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