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Sss 117 Drexstone
« on: May 30, 2016, 08:15:15 PM »
Another modern home with front and rear recessed entrances.  Also departing from the norm is a side entry garage.  Footprint is 3 7/32 x 3 11/16 and is a moderate difficulty build. It features a new hex window specially cut by Rich at Rslaserkits.  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.  Always check ahead in assembly sketches to see which surfaces may need to have paint removed before assembly.

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.  If you do printable shingles, print them on full sheet label paper.

With no interior walls, you may want to put curtains inside windows.

NOTE: Roof support templates were re-done on 6-8-2016 to correct errors.  If you printed them prior to this date, please reprint them. Sorry for inconvenience.

An example of possibly wanting to make additional cuts in a part, is if a wall creates a view block through a window. This can be easily done by modifying the wall template to include an opening.

These plans (Sketch sets) have always been free.  I enjoy doing them and offering them to N scale modelers.  The satisfaction I get from knowing that I provided a modeler with the means to build his own structure makes it unnecessary for me to get recognition for my efforts, but it is always very much appreciated.

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