These instructions cover:
- 008-000 Railwayside Terrace - Low Relief House Rear/Back Open Plan
- 008-001 Railwayside Terrace - Low Relief House Rear/Back Open with Hallway
- 008-002 Railwayside Terrace - Low Relief House Rear/Back 6 rooms
- Model Information
- Prototype Information
- Design Considerations
- Post Print Processing
- Print Settings
- Filament Usage
- Estimated Print Time
- Cost Analysis
- Video Instructions
- Related Products
This model produces a low relief style back / rear of house. There are currently three versions available with
three different styles of interior. The open plan version contains no internal walls except for the central
dividing wall. The open plan with hallway places a wall with an interior doorway on both levels. The six room version
adds a dividing wall splitting the interior rooms in half with an interior doorway.
This model features our mix and match system for doors, windows and chimneys. These components can be found in our building accessories range. The four central windows are size 000. The four outside windows (two on each side) are size 001. The two smaller windows above the exterior door are size 002. The exterior door is size 000. Please note that our door and window sizes are different. A door size 000 is not the same as windows size 000. The interior doors are size 001.
This model can be used to create a row of houses. The chimney pot / stack system is used to help connect the houses together. Our chimney stacks are part of the building accessories range. Any chimney size 003 with a stack clip is suitable for connecting the houses together. The front chimney is size 004. The rows of houses are designed to run from left to right. The first house in the row (left most) should use size 005. The end of the row (right most) should use size 005 with either the chimney roof extension size 005, or the exterion chimney wall size 005. These mount the chimney along the roof or along the exterior wall.
This model can be used by itself directly on the baseboard, or it can be used with our walled base plates. We recommend the use of the rear wall plate with this model. The rear wall plate provides an easy way to align and mount the low relief style houses to your layout. The rear plates are designed to connect to the low relief house.
We recommend using blue tac or similar to temporarily place components together such as connecting the houses together, connecting the base plates to the houses or connecting the rear wall plates to the houses. A small piece of blue tac helps keep the pieces in place while positioning on the layout.
The low relief house backs / rears are designed to be placed up against the backscene or edge of the layout. The houses are designed to depict a row of terraced houses that run along side the railway line. There are many different options, from elevating the houses above the line to being level with the line. Some rows of houses were close to the line, such as Selby Street in Hull. Others had ally ways, roads, grass / trees, walls or other scenery between the railway line and the houses. There is no limit to the number of houses you can connect together. If you are using our base system, you will need to start with the Base Left-End, use Base Middle products and use the Base Right-End for the last house in the row.
The houses are based off terraced houses you see across the United Kingdom from the early-mid 20th century. These houses are suitable for layouts from early days of steam to present day.
The houses are designed to be printed from the base upwards with support material. The base of the house is 3mm thick, the original prototypes used a 1mm and 2mm thick base, but during test prints we discovered the base would warp even with a heated bed. By increasing the base floor to 3mm, warping did not occur even with higher temperature heated beds. When used with the base and rear wall plate, the houses have a small gap along the right hand side and along the center (under the wall plate). This gap is for running wiring for lights. We recommend using SME LEDs for lighting the houses. The exterior doors are designed to be positioned with blue tac at the base, and glued into position. The windows are designed to be loose so that once painted, they fit correctly in the window openings. The mix and match system was designed to provide a choice so that railway modellers could create a unique look for their layouts. Interior details such as tables, chairs, bookcases, shelfs and more will be available at a later date. The houses are designed to be either painted or texture sheets glued to them. Templates are available for use with your favorite texture sheets.
Post Print Processing
Post processing requires the following steps:
- Careful removal of support material (tools - pliers, tweezers, scissors, knife, sandpaper)
- Remove any strands with a knife and smooth with sandpaper
- Recommend the use of enamel paints (if painting), recommend painting sills
- Texture sheets can have the texture template (in A4) printed on the back of the texture sheet.
- Glue texture sheets (if using texture sheets) with adhesive spray glue
- Paint windows (recommend white or brown enamel paint)
- Paint doors (recommend enamel paint)
- Paint chimneys
- Attach windows carefully and glue into place
- Attach doors and chimneys using blue tac at the base
- Attach base and rear wall plate using blue tac (optional)
The following print settings are recommended:
- Line Height: 0.3mm
- Initial Layer Height: Same as Line Height
- Infill: 30% to 40%
- Plate Adhesion: Brim 8mm
- Support Material: Zig-Zag / Everywhere / 10%
- All other defaults for printer
- Model Produced: 51.2 x 128 x 108.5 mm
Estimated Print Time
- 13 hours 07 minutes at 30mm/sec
- Approximately £2.63 per print with 1.75mm Hatchbox PLA
- Comparison with traditional plastic building - £20.63
- Comparison with traditional laser cut building - £17.99
- Comparison with traditional card kit building - £10.00
Savings comparison with 10 house row:
- Approximately £26.30 in PLA
- Plastic buildings (requires 10 kits) - £206.30
- Laser cut buildings (requires 5 kits) - £89.95
- Card Kit (requires 5 kits) - £50.00