Saw Tooth Factory (low relief)

Check all parts are present

5 x plain saw tooth panels

5 x textured saw tooth panels (2 with window apertures, 1 small pedestrian door aperture, 1 garage door aperture, 1 no apertures.)

2 x corrugated end walls 1 x 70mm in height 1 x 105mm in height

8 x support box parts - rectangular shaped (4 of 66 x 25mm, 4 of 132 x 25mm)

5 x roof panels (4 of 76mm length, 1 82mm in length.

2 x garage doors

2 x pedestrian doors

4 x rear of window panels 23 x 26mm  

4 x roof windows

4 x roof window surrounds

plastic bag containing facia strips and 4 x gutter boxes.

plastic bag containing 4 windows.



1 x verandah

6 x verandah brackets


3 x platform decks

3 x rows stumps

1 x stump pair

1 x steps

4 x joining rectangles

2 x brick corner walls

2 x platform ends (L shape one of 14mm one of 24 mm length)


Remove excess and file and sand where necessary

Identify the 8 support box parts. The intention is to create two open rectangle shapes to support the saw tooth panels. The longer shapes are for the top and bottom plates. The smaller are for the sides. Sit the sides on top of the bottom plates and glue into position taking care to keep everything square and flush. Then glue the top plate into position. The finish should be a nice square rectangle shape that sits flush and square.

It's time to decide the position of the saw tooth panels. The panel with the aperture for the garage door must be the centre panel.  Decide where the panel with the pedestrian door is to be placed.  Lay the five panels side by side on the work area in the desired order. Place the support boxes on top of the panels flush with each end. This should result in a 55mm gap between the boxes in the centre. That gap is required for the fitting of the garage door (to be completed later). Where the pedestrian door is positioned a hole in the support box needs to be drilled in the bottom plate large enough to be able to fit the door into its position. An alternative is to paint the door, mask it and glue into position then assemble the panels.  Decide which method you intend to use.

Take the left panel and glue against the support box. The edge and the bottom of the box and the panel must be flush and square.  When satisfied glue. Repeat at the right end of the panel assembly. Once their glues are set the next in line panels can be positioned and glued. Finally the centre panel, the garage door, will span across the gap between the two boxes and when satisfied glue into position. Repeat the same process on the back of the assembly and fit the rear plain saw tooth panels.

At each end of the assembly glue the appropriate walls into position taking care not to impede the rebated area along the front panel where it is rebated to accommodate the facia.

Identify the roof windows and the roof window surrounds. If you desire the windows and the surrounds painted in different colours now is a good time to paint them. Once dry poisition the window into the surround and glue to form the window proper. 

Identify the facias. The facias follow the contour of the roof line and they are position at each wall end from ground to roof. Some modification to the lengths may be necessary. Identify the wall facias and glue into position. Then glue into position the roof line facias and finally the last roof upright facias.    Now would be a good time to paint the assembly. Also now is good to paint the roof panels, and the doors. There are four doors provided. The modeller has a selection of two styles of doors, wood paneled or corrugated iron. 

Once the paint is dry take the windows assemblies and place into position. Keeping square and flush against the facia etc glue.

Paint the windows and when dry glue into position.

Glue the roof panels into position making sure the long panel is furtherest to the right.

Glue the doors into position.

If the modeller has decided to fit a verandah to the model then skip this paragraph. Idenitfy the 4 gutter boxes. The gutter boxes are fitted to the assembly where the join to each panel occurs. It is positioned 1mm below the facia and the small rebate is at the back and accommodates the down pipe. The down pipe covers the joins between the saw tooth panels. Use either .8 or 1mm metal rod for the down pipe. It is advised to paint these parts before gluing together and to the assembly. 

If the modeller has decided to fit the verandah then the verandah and the brackets should be painted now. Once dry align a ruler along the bottom of the windows and position the brackets over the joins of the panels and against the top side of the ruler. The brackets at each end of the assembly sit of the facia and again use the ruler for final positioning. This should give the verandah a final position approximately 5mm above the windows. When satisfied glue into position. Then glue the verandah into position. I recommend the use of super glue gel for the gluing of the verandah to the assembly.

If the modeller has decided to fit the platform then the steps, the 2 brick corner walls should be painted now.

Identify the 3 platform decks, they are L shaped, 18mm in height and approximately 100 long and the deck is 28mm wide. On the face of each wall has a letter scribed. These are either L, M or R. That represents left, middle or right. That is their order of assembly. With the use of the joining rectangles glue the three decks together. Use the larger joiners at the rear of the wall joins and use the smaller for under the platform as close to the rebate as possible without impeding the rebate. Then identify the three rows of stumps. Identify the three different rows. One is to be positioned at the left one is for the right and the other is the centre row of stumps. The left row has  a stump at the extreme left of the row flush with the end, the right is similar and the centre has the top rail proud of the stumps.  Starting from the left glue these three rows of stumps into position. Glue the stump pair into position at the stair recessed face. Identify the platform ends. The smaller is positioned at the left of the deck and the longer or large is at the right. Paint the platform assembly and the platform ends.

Take the brick corner walls and identify which is for the left and right sides. They are to be positioned so the thick block is at the rear of the assembly and the L shape wraps around the back wall of the platform deck. The brick-work should then be visible from the front of the platform underneath the deck. Glue into position. Glue platform ends into position so the stump is adjacent to the brick wall and the top is proud of the deck acting as a stopper on the platform. Glue the steps into position. Glue the factory onto the deck. It should fit on the brick wall adjacent to the platform ends.

All done.