Information and how to assemble the Refreshment Kiosk #015
Now your spectators can get all the nourishment they need from our
refreshment kiosk. The self assembly kit contains several options. You
can build the kiosk in many ways. 3 front banners are included. These
are "Fish and Chips", "Refreshments" and a blank banner so you can
decorate your own if required. We also add in an extra roof trim so the
building can be constructed without a front banner should you wish to
The building is 136mm wide x 106mm deep x 92mm tall
How to assemble the Refreshment Kiosk #015
with all our models we
recommend a good quality quick
drying super glue. Just a few drops on the joining
edges, press and hold them for a few seconds and the connection is
done. This way the model can be constructed rapidly without the need
for tape or clamps. Of course if
you wish to paint your model you can do this as you go along. Painting
is best done with a combination of spray cans for larger areas and
brush acrylics for the detailing. MDF can soak up a lot of paint, so
spray on a layer and then let it dry overnight. You will find the next
layer covers much better with less paint.
will first construct the inner walls. There are many pieces in the kit
which have square corners. You can use one of these as a right angle so
you can construct the first parts square and perfectly rectangular.
Always dry assemble each part first. The parts are very accurate, but
now and again one part may need sanding a little to make assembly easy.
You do not want to apply fast drying super glue to a part only to find
it doesn't go together!
At any time click the images in the guide for a closer view.
begin locate the four parts as shown in the image below. These all have
brick detail at the bottom. Together they form the inner walls. The
brick detail is to the outside. Note that the interlocking notches are
all different, so it shouldn't be possible to get the order wrong.
take the left wall and rear (back) wall. Glue these together as shown.
As stated earlier, use another part in the kit to glue them
perpendicular to each other. Hold the corner tightly together until the
glue dries. You only need a few drops of glue on the mating faces.
In a similar manner add on the right wall as shown. Once again use a right angled part of the kit to ensure it is perpendicular.
the box with the front wall. Using both hands pinch the corners
together until the glue dries. The box should now be perfectly square.
the model on a flat surface and locate the roof supports in the kit.
There are two of these and they can be recognized as they have notched
ends. Do a dry assembly first and when happy apply a small amount of
glue in the notch at each end and press them down and home.
the right outer wall. This has the widest aperture for the largest
window and has etched detail which goes on the outside. This needs
gluing to the side of the model. You can stand the model on the end to
do this. We need to align both ends to the inner wall corners and the
bottom edge to the top of the brick detail. Don't worry about the top
edge too much as there is a slight step there. This is correct. If you
are unsure here, it it possible to switch to a slower drying white wood
glue. This gives you plenty of time to align the part. We find however
it is quite easy with super glue to get good placement. Don't apply too
much glue near the window edges as when the parts are pressed together
glue can seep out. If this does happen, simply run a small modeling
knife along the corner and this spreads the glue so it isn't
noticeable. The part when positioned correctly should form an even
recess around the window.
the model around and add on the left wall in a similar manner. Once
again there is a slight step at the top edge. This is again correct.
add on the front wall. Once more the lower edge matches with the brick
detail and the ends are flush. The top stepped edge also aligns. An
equal frame should be formed around the serving hatch.
Add on the rear wall in a similar manner. This completes the walls.
now need to add the door. This is fitted from the inside of the model.
Ensure the door is fitted with the handle and keyhole detail on the
left as shown, otherwise it will be placed upside down!
add in the window sill. There are several plain wood rectangles in the
kit. This one is 40mm long x 5mm deep. Only one fits. When gluing it
in, just check that it sits horizontally and is pushed fully home.
now add the small window frame that is glued into the top of the window
opening. If you are an advanced modeler it is possible to glue this
(with a little sanding) so it is in the open position.
Follow this with the window frame.
Now glue on the window surround. We provide etched detail so you can get it in the correct location.
At the other end of the model glue in the window sill as before. This is 60mm long x 5mm deep.
Glue in the larger window frame at the right hand end as shown.
the back of the building glue on the door step. Ensure this is glued so
it sits flat to the work surface. It is easy here to glue the model to
your bench, so the easiest way is to place a thin sheet of paper under
the model. After the glue goes off, you can lift the model and pull the
paper away. Any residue paper can be scraped off with the side of a
add on the door surround. Make sure this pushes down and touches the
work surface. There is no etched detail to help here, but it should be
easy to get this in the correct place.
the front of the model attach the support gussets. We provide four in
the kit but you only need two. Cut these from the sprue along the
etched lines and sand the cut edge a little if needed. Glue these into
the notches enduring the are pushed fully home. The top edge should
align with the lower edge of the serving hatch.
Now add on the serving shelf. This should push fully home and form a neat assembly around the window ends.
is a small window capping strip. There may be two in the kit, but you
only need one. Glue this in place using the etched detail as a guide.
menu board to the left of the serving hatch is next. You don't have to
add this if you have other plans for the building, so we haven't added
etched detail to help you. A good position for it is 32mm up from the
bottom of the model, but the exact location is up to you. If you want
it on the end of the kiosk please feel free to do so.
Add on the rear roof trim. There are two in the kit. but with this option only add one at the rear of the building.
now must make a decision. We have the option of adding the large front
banner or leaving it off. If you are adding a banner "Fish and Chips",
"Refreshments" etc. The roof boards need setting back so the front
edges are flush with the building. If you don't want a front banner
sign read through the assembly for option 1, but follow Option 2
Add on the first roof board as shown. This is a full width board. There
are several in the kit. There is one narrower board that is used for
the apex of the roof. There are 14 to add in total.
up the roof adding boards, and then turn the model around and add
another 7 boards up the roof starting at the bottom as shown. Ensure
the front ends are always flush with the front vertical wall.
add on the narrower apex roof board as show. There is no etched detail
to help you here, so just place it centrally, once more with the front
end flush to the front wall.
The only difference now is that we will need to add a roof trim at both the front and rear of the model.
Take out the front banner of your choice "Refreshments"..." Fish and Chips"... or the blank one and glue it to the front.
Again there are no guides to help you, but we have provided some key dimensions below as a guide.
Of course if
you live in Great Britain it is compulsory for every slot car track to
have a place to buy fish and chips. Soaking the model in vinegar for an
authentic smell however is neither required by law or
If you do not want a front banner sign, add on the roof boards in a
similar manner, but place them with an equal overhang front and back.
This should be about 1.5mm at either end.
Congratulations you have completed the refreshment kiosk. Here are a few images to show you how the finished model should look.
hoped you enjoyed the build. Of course if you want to have several food
outlets on your track feel free to do so. After all now your guests
have finished their fish and chips they are sure to want an ice cream
or a cup of coffee!