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 do that.

The building is 136mm wide x 106mm deep x 92mm tall

How to assemble the Refreshment Kiosk #015

As 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.

We 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.

To 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.

First 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.

Close the box with the front wall. Using both hands pinch the corners together until the glue dries. The box should now be perfectly square.

Place 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. 

Locate 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. 

Turn 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.

Next 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.

We 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!

Now 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.

We 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.

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.

Follow this with the window frame.

At 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 modeling knife.

Next 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.

At 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.

There 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.

The 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.

We 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 alternative notes.

Option 1

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.

Proceed 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.

Now 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.

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.

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 recommended!

Option 2
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.

The only difference now is that we will need to add a roof trim at both the front and rear of the model.

Congratulations you have completed the refreshment kiosk. Here are a few images to show you how the finished model should look.

We 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!