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Anyone ever build the Pikestuff Machine Tool Center kit?

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Anyone ever build the Pikestuff Machine Tool Center kit?
Posted by jcopilot on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:52 PM

I'm considering buying the Pikestuff Machine Tool Center and I looked at the instructions available online from Rix which now owns Pikestuff.  The instructions were almost all narrative, very little illustration, quite unlike other kits I've built.

If you've built this building, were there any glitches, surprises, unforeseen complications?  Glad you did it?

Thanks for your help.

Jeff

If it's worth doing, it's worth doing twice.
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Posted by BigDaddy on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 3:13 PM

No experience, you have to right click on the very tiny picture on their website to get a good view.  I think they are doing themselves a disservice to do it that way.

Henry

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Posted by UNCLEBUTCH on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:58 PM

Pikestuff/rex kits are pretty mutch precut kitbashing material. You can build it anyway you like,pretty hard to screw up.

 I built more then a few,  none acording to thire plans

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Posted by mbinsewi on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 8:22 PM

I have the kit, I wanted for a kit bash project, as I do with many Pikestiff things I buy, but I have not built it as shown in the the package.

It shouldn't be too hard to figure out.

Mike.

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Posted by G Paine on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 10:58 PM

I agree with the above comments, and have built a few of these buildings. They all fit together the same way. A series of wall sections with places to cut out holes for doors, windows, vents, etc. Similar roof sections with places for vents along the ridge line. The thinking part is planning how the structure will fit your space, and where to make openings for doors and windows.

At Dragon products batch plant on my layout, I have an office building with vehicle maintenance shop and a warehouse on the right front. Also a kitbashed structure on the front of the concrete silos

The engine shed is built mostly by the plans

George In Midcoast Maine, 'bout halfway up the Rockland branch 

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