MTL Station Kit # 799 90 906...

strummer Oct 12, 2017 at 7:15 PM

  1. strummer

    strummer TrainBoard Member

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    Am (finally) ready to begin construction of this SP-styled structure, and I have a couple of questions.

    1. Although the directions say to assemble the walls together, THEN install all the trim pieces, isn't it always better to do the opposite? Attach the windows, doors, trim, etc., then assemble those "completed" pieces together?

    Now for the biggie...

    2. The window sashes are peel and stick, but what does the sticky side attach to if, as per the instructions, they are attached from the inside? What holds all these pieces in place? Not likely it's the window glazing, as those pieces look to be cut to the same size as the sashes...The "trim" pieces (which are to be fitted to the outside of the walls) have the walls proper to attach to, but those sashes...(?)

    Mark in Oregon
     
  2. strummer

    strummer TrainBoard Member

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    ...never mind, I figured it out! :confused:

    Mark in Oregon
     
  3. SJ Z-man

    SJ Z-man TrainBoard Supporter

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    Good, I don't have to stop by Robert Ray (designer and producer of the kit, way back when).
     
  4. markm

    markm TrainBoard Supporter

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    Mark,
    I think nearly all the kits describe the construction as if they were prototypes. I painted and assembled much of the details before erecting them. I also added strip wood in the corners for additional support and to support a floor between the station and living quarters. I found tricky part is getting the 1st floor roof on around the second floor. You don't wait to do the window frames on the second floor until you get it in place.

    Mark
     
  5. strummer

    strummer TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you Mark

    What threw me off was that the trim attaches to the outside (of course) but those pieces need to be centered to allow for enough of their sticky backing to then hold the window sashes in place. So you must attach to the outside, while looking at it from the inside!

    Once I figured that out, it's going pretty well, I think. Makes into what appears to be a nice structure.

    Mark in Oregon
     
  6. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Robert Ray’s kits are always well thought out. He is a designer, builder, and a z scale modeler.
     
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  7. strummer

    strummer TrainBoard Member

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    I've heard that name before, somewhere...

    I thought assembling the roof would be difficult, what with all those odd angles and the like, but it went together very nicely. Will post a picture when it's finished.

    Mark in Oregon
     
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