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The components for the kit are cut by a laser into the card. To keep the parts on the card there are a few tabs that you will have to cut through.

I use white glue or superglue for construction but feel free to use whatever you are comfortable with.


Container body

Adding details

Standard roof

Roof with handrail

Roof with hatchway

Long stairway (container shops set)

Walkway (site office and houses)

The container body

Although each converted container is different, these differences are mostly cosmetic.

All the parts for the containers are laid out in the same way
A - main body
B - inner sides
C - cross braces
D - outer sides
E - inner doors
F - outer doors
G - shelving (container shops only)
H - bottom of the container (plus handrail for container shop)
I - container roof

The parts for the particular container you are building might have a few differences but the containers all fit together the same way.

Remove the main body from the frame (part A)

If you are building the container shops, save the large pieces that are the serving hatches (they should be marked with an octagon)

Pre-fold all the folds and dry-fit it into shape

Glue it as shown - the tab that is glued should line up with the top of the container side (red arrow)

Remove the container inner sides (parts B)

If you are building the container shops, you will see that there are perforations that allow the hatch to fold out. You might want to gently score along these perforations. Glue the piece you saved from step 1 into place.

Glue the sides onto the main body

Make sure they are aligned in the centre - there will be a 1mm overhang on each side (red arrow)

Make sure they are aligned at the bottom (they should touch your work surface - red arrow)

Remove the cross braces (part C)

Glue these across the front and back of the container - these will force it into a perfect square.

If you are wanting to model your container with the doors wide open, you might want to cut these parts down as indicated by the red lines (this is up to you)

These parts are there to make sure the container is a square so you can make them thinner if you want.

Remove the container outer sides (part D)

Glue them over the inner sides, making sure they touch the bottom of your work surface

Remove the inner doors (parts E)

If you are going to model your container with the doors closed, then you can use these parts as is.

If you want to have them open (even a little bit) then cut through the tab and fold the doors open

If you do this, make sure the doors open outward (so flip that part round)

Glue the doors onto the ends of the container

Remove the outer doors (parts F)

Glue them in place as shown

Remove the container bottom(part H)

Glue it onto the bottom of the container as shown

If you are building the container shops, one of these will be oddly shaped because it was part of the handrail. This is fine... it will not be seen on the table, It is there just to make sure all the containers are the same height.

Adding the details

Containers with a door will have a door handle - glue it on as shown

The container shops have shelves, one in the service hatch and one at the back of the store

They also have tabs to help keep the service hatches open

Glue and assemble as shown

Standard roof

The standard roof (with or without hatch) is parts I1 to I3

Glue them together as shown

Roof with handrail

One of the container shop roofs has a handrail

Assemble the main part of the roof as normal

The vertical supports for the handrail are six small lengths of card.

Remove them from the frame and then fold them over and glue them together as shown

Glue the vertical support into the handrail

Then glue the handrail into the roof

Roof with hatchway

Roofs that have a hatch are assembled the same way

The hatches are assembled from three layers as shown

Models that have a hatch will also have a stepladder - glue the two pieces together to make one strong ladder

Long stairs
Remove all the remaining components from the frame.

Gently score the fold lines in the stair frame. DO NOT CUT THROUGH!

Glue the top of the stairs into place.

Glue the stairs into the slots provided on one side.

Don't worry if they do not line up... just as long as they are anchored.

Then fold the other side round and glue them in to those slots.

It should look like this once you are finished.

Finally, fold the outside piece around and glue it in place.

You are done.


Remove the parts of the walkway from the frame.

Fold the cross-braces in half and glue them (so that they are double-thickness pieces)

Glue the two layers of the sides together and then glue them to the walkway using the tabs provided

Turn the model over and glue the cross-braces into position. These keep the sides vertical.

We recommend adding a thick coat of white glue to all the joins on the underside to make your walkway as strong as possible

#strProject# Instruction Set © Neal Crankshaw
Available from http://www.lasercutcard.co.za
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