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Sss 129 Brentwood
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:25:17 PM »
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The Sears archives are an amazing place for house plans. I hesitate to say "old plans" because so many of them are nearly ageless and so very popular.  The Brentwood is no exception. Introduced in 1933, Sears made 2 versions available for this small 2 bedroom home. Footprint is only 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 and is an easy build, complicated only by the roofs.  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.





































https://www.dropbox.com/s/ylvjeeu3k9lf2my/bwdpt1pdf.pdf?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/96qlef4ltyufjnh/bwdpt2pdf.pdf?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/csd74do2x3sr0re/bwdpt3pdf.pdf?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5dp0jyoso8hcd50/bwdpt4pdf.pdf?dl=0
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Re: Sss 129 Brentwood
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 11:14:04 PM »
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Gary, if I may make a couple of comments... hope you don't mind.
The Sears house is pure "Americana", a good prototype. But two things bother me...
The vertical corner boards should be 1x4 and or 1x6's; yours look way too wide. And the roof overhangs need fascias and some structural supports or brackets at the gables; otherwise the roof rafters just hang in the air...
And if the windows are double hung, the frames should double up in the middle?
Otto K.
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Re: Sss 129 Brentwood
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 11:45:49 PM »
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Otto, the vertical corner boards (trim) do look too large; however, the SMALLEST angle that is made is Evergreens #291 and it just covers the wall butt joints. If better trim pieces are desired, they will have to be scratch built. I am designing and drawing these sketch sets so that the average modeler can scratch build with the least amount of trouble. Experts can modify the builds with more precision if desired.

The roof overhangs DO have fascias when Sears called for them. I am sticking to Sears designs as close as possible.

All of the windows in this set are Grandt Line. I did not design them.

Gary