Assembling the Windows and Doors
By Grant Knowles

In the previous section you had assembled the front, left and right wall panels as well as added the trim to the front and right walls.
We will now add some more details to the wall panels as it is much easier to do so when they are laying flat.

The assembly sequence continues from where we left off in the earlier section.

Step 11
The window assemblies are comprised of two pieces:
1. The Window Trim, and
2. The Window Sash
We will start with the Right Hand wall window installation

The Right Wall window.
Remove the Window Frame piece W1 from the fret. Note, all window frames in this kit are the same, so any one will do. Remove the adhesive backing and centre the window frame over the wall opening which can be verified by flipping the wall over and reviewing from the back side. When you are satisfied it is centered and square, set the adhesive by pushing down on the window frame. (Ref. Assembly 5).

Step 12
We will now install the Window Sash. Locate the Sash W2.
Install the Sash into window opening from the rear of the wall. There should be enough of the Window Trim overhanging the inside of the window opening for the Sash to attach to. Carefully presse the Sash against the Window Trim in order to set the adhesive.
Note, we have NOT removed the adhesive backing from the Window Sash as we will do that next.

Step 13
The kit includes a sheet of "window" acetate that has been accurately cut by the laser
Remove a glass pane that is the same size as the windows.
Remove the paper backing fron the Window Sash you installed in Step 12 and press the window pane against it carefully. Try not to get any finger prints on the clear plastic as these will show up.

Step 14
To add more "life" to one of the windows, I chose to simulate an "open window".
This is done by taking a Window Sash and cutting the top half off leaving a four sided square with a window mullion in place. See the photo below. Repeat this for a second sash
Now install one "short" Sash into the top of the window opening to represent the upper sash. Install the Window Pane plastic at this time but note you will have to cut it shorter to match the smaller sash. Now install the lower sash part way up the opening to simulate an open window. Since there is no self adhesive exposed, you will have to add a few small dabs of glue to hold it in place. And finally, add the window pane to this sash as well.

Cut the sash down to size.

Install the short sashes to simulate an open window.

Step 15
We will now apply the windows to the Rear Wall of the Bakery. As you will notice, the Rear Wall is of a different construction Board & Battens. The seams between the wide vertical boards are covered by narrow battens. These battens will interfere with the installation of the window trim preventing them from sitting flat. We must trim the battens back in this area. (note: this step does not apply to the S & O scale versions as the battens are applied separately).
Centre the Window Trim W1 over the window opening (do not glue) and carefully mark the battens that need to be cut back with a sharp hobby knife. Place the window trim aside and carefully trim the battens back to clear the window trim. You may have to test fit a few times before you get a good fit. Do this for all the windows and the door. Install these items as per steps 11, 12 & 13. Note the attic window uses parts W3 & W4 as it is smaller. (Ref. Assembly 8).

Since the rear and left walls will not be facing the street, I chose to down play the details on the windows by removing the triangle peak on the top trim. Back in the old days, they often scrimped on the walls that did not show by only applying basic trim and often not even any paint.

Rear wall with the window / door details in place.

Left wall with the new window.

As we mentioned before, the HO kit has a few extra windows so I chose to install one on the Left Wall. If you do this, make sure you position it vertically to align with the other windows. See photo above.

Step 16
We need to install a 1x6 trim piece horizontally across the rear wall. The position has been laser marked on the panel so all you need to do is clear out the battens in this area and glue the trim piece in place. (Ref. Assembly 9). See photo above.

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