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Pittsburgh Ssss
« on: October 29, 2013, 07:17:21 PM »
The Ssss stands for "Sears scratch sketch set", and here is another of the Sears homes. It is modified significantly from the original Sears plan, to make it easier to scratchbuild. This one is called the Pittsburgh and features a dining room bay window. Interior walls for 1st and 2nd floor, plus a flight of stairs, are also included. Footprint is 1  15/16 x 2 15/16 and is an easy build. Hardest part is beveling some edges.

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. Also included is the original Sears sale flyer for the plans.

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.

Stairs are modified from an Rslaserkits kit, to make the stair treads narrower to fit an interior application.

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