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Assembly Instructions

Assembling the Wide Staircase

Equipment:

  • 150-220 grit sand paper
  • hobby knife
  • PVA glue
  • masking tape, rubber bands or clamps
  • damp rag or paper towels

The parts are ready to assemble as they are shipped but we recommend you give them a light sanding with some 150 or 220 sand paper to remove any cut marks from the laser. We recommend using an electric palm sander for this because it is faster but a basic sanding block will work fine as well. You only need to sand the flats and not the wedges. The laser leaves a very clean edge that is normally free of splinters and we try to catch and clean up any before the items are shipped. If you do find one though, you can clean it up with either sand paper or a hobby knife. 
For glue, I recommend  Aleene's Original Tacky Glue is the best glue ever made for craft projects like this. It doesn't run and gives you plenty of wiggle room for alignment. It also is easier to control and clean up than regular PVA glue. The tape, rubber bands and clamps are just for holding parts as you assemble then and let the glue set.

Begin the assembly by separating and cleaning the parts as needed. Lay out the the engraved steps and landing pieces. You will only need 5 steps to start with. Glue the steps into one of the risers as shown. This can be tricky as the pieces may want to slide. Just take your time and the pieces will all line up.  




Next add the magnet linking plate. This part is pre-cut for 1/8" x 1/4" magnets (http://www.amazingmagnets.com/show-decimal-d125b-m.aspx or http://www.amazingmagnets.com/show-decimal-d125b.aspx). Followed by its backing plate. This will help stiffen ans square the staircase and server as a mount for the magnets.




 Next locate the base and 1 more stair tread. and glue them in place to complete the kit.


Assembling the Walkway Sections

Equipment:

  • 150-220 grit sand paper
  • hobby knife
  • PVA glue
  • masking tape, rubber bands or clamps
  • damp rag or paper towels

The parts are ready to assemble as they are shipped but we recommend you give them a light sanding with some 150 or 220 sand paper to remove any cut marks from the laser. We recommend using an electric palm sander for this because it is faster but a basic sanding block will work fine as well. You only need to sand the flats and not the wedges. The laser leaves a very clean edge that is normally free of splinters and we try to catch and clean up any before the items are shipped. If you do find one though, you can clean it up with either sand paper or a hobby knife. 
For glue, I recommend  Aleene's Original Tacky Glue is the best glue ever made for craft projects like this. It doesn't run and gives you plenty of wiggle room for alignment. It also is easier to control and clean up than regular PVA glue. The tape, rubber bands and clamps are just for holding parts as you assemble then and let the glue set.



Begin by laying out and cleaning up any parts as needed. Select the engraved road deck and short side panels and glue them as shown. I recommend using a couple pieces of masking tape to hold them in place while they dry. 




Text locate the hoop parts as shown. This part includes optional reinforcing parts. These will make the hoops a little thicker but it is not required. The key to adding this is to not line up the seams for maximum strength and to add them to both sides of the main hoop.









Assemble the Pylons
Each pylon sheet includes parts to assemble 2 kits. Begin by laying out the parts for 1 pylon as shown. With the parts laying with the engraving side towards the table glue in the 2 narrow spacer parts.

Next attach the other side panel. I recommend using a rubber band or tape to hold the parts while the glue sets. It will make it easier to assemble the end caps in the nest step.

Attach the 2 endcaps, one on either end of the pylon followed by the baseplate on one end. Set the kit aside to dry and assemble the second pylon.







Bringing it all together

Once all the parts have dried, slide the hoops over the road deck placing the tab at center through the slot in the road deck.



Next glue the pylons in place using the tabs to align them in the slots on the road deck. 


Add the 2 road deck braces by attaching them to the hoops as shown. 

Next attach the 2 engraved side windows to the hoops using the tabs on the hoops for alignment. 


To add the finishing touches add the "light" panels to the top of each hoop and the magnet mounting plates.



Assembling the Dual Apartment Module

Equipment:

  • 150-220 grit sand paper
  • hobby knife
  • PVA glue
  • masking tape, rubber bands or clamps
  • damp rag or paper towels

The parts are ready to assemble as they are shipped but we recommend you give them a light sanding with some 150 or 220 sand paper to remove any cut marks from the laser. We recommend using an electric palm sander for this because it is faster but a basic sanding block will work fine as well. You only need to sand the flats and not the wedges. The laser leaves a very clean edge that is normally free of splinters and we try to catch and clean up any before the items are shipped. If you do find one though, you can clean it up with either sand paper or a hobby knife. 
For glue, I recommend  Aleene's Original Tacky Glue is the best glue ever made for craft projects like this. It doesn't run and gives you plenty of wiggle room for alignment. It also is easier to control and clean up than regular PVA glue. The tape, rubber bands and clamps are just for holding parts as you assemble then and let the glue set.


Begin by locating the 2 base plate sections. With them face down on the table align the parts as show and glue in 3 of the bridging clips and 2 reinforcing plates as shown. 







Next assemble 3 pylons as explained in the road deck instructions. Glue them in the 3 locations on the base plate using the slots provided for alignment.





2 comments:

  1. These are only a couple of the kits from the campaign. Can you put the rest up as well? I managed to figure out the dual elevators from the picture, but there are more kits from my order.

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    1. I will get the rest of them up this week.

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