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Old 12-08-2018, 08:43 AM   #1
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Has anyone built the “Fish and Chip Shop” from Modelrailwayscenery?

I have just started this card kit, and finding a few things not quite right. Folding back the brick wall at the windows, leaves a line of bricks visible between the window and sill. I find the opening for doors, to be too narrow, and low. I have enlarged this by 2mm to see the door frame. Too many folds around openings, make for uneven fitting.

Also the instructions No 3 show the front mounted on the facing with no overlap. But later, No 8 instructs you not to glue down the side overlap.

I will battle on, but it may not turn out as well as I hoped.
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Old 12-08-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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Have you tried contacting the suppliers? Sometimes card kits can get the cutting out of register with the printing.

However sometimes also you are 'expected' to put a bit of creative thinking into it yourself as well!!
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Bb these are the kits you download and print, they are not pre-cut on card like Metcalfe etc., you have to use a bit of initiative when constructing them. That is why they are low price.


It is always better to read all the instruction before starting, as you really should always do with any kit.
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Or with the rare odd kit, that the instructions can be read several times leaving the reader totally baffled, and the only way to proceed is to crack on and use ones own common sense.
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Thanks for the replies.

I havn`t contacted the supplier, as they should know the product.
I can do creative thinking, and common sense. Between the two, I will come up with something that resembles the picture.

I have built the Superquick island Platform. I am a bit slower than I used to be, but that turned out very well.
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Superquick card kits have been around since the days of Hornby Dublo 3 rail so around 60-70 years and many of the kits have not changed since then, so Superquick kits should have quite good instructions since then.
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Did you not just print out the design then stick it on to cardboard?
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I did just that, as instructions. I still have to make doors and window openings larger, and I am making progress.
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I was not happy with the Chip Shop, the front and back walls were too high for the roof to fit properly, and there was no roof overlap at the ends. Also the windows looked odd, behind the wall, but doors look ok recessed. So this has been re-built my way, there may be a picture sometime in the future.

I am using a few different glues. Pritstick is ok for sticking printed sheets onto card, copydex is fine for most card buildings. Uhu or should I say Boohoo, I have given up with, as the strings get everywhere.
I had some white PVA, which did a good job sticking the back scene to card, but it was replaced with white PVA from Poundland. I am not sure how good it is, as sometimes it takes a while to stick down. So was this a good buy or not?
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UHU. My favourite smelling glue. Smells like bananas! No. I'm not a glue sniffer, but in my teens after building several kits it did make one lightheaded at times!
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