Piko Double Track Engine Shed - puzzling instructions

OBBherr

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Has anybody assembled the Piko 62001 Double Track Engine shed and can advise me on a specific point?

At step 15 it is necessary to fit the grey solid roofs number 211.50.

However the instructions say NOT to use adhesive to attach these items. How are these items are to be held in place; just loose-laid?

If I place the building outdoors, surely the wind will blow the roof off if it is not glued in place?

Any advice would be appreciated. I have emailed Piko customer service but no answer. Thanks in advance.
 

JimmyB

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I built a modeltown shed, and did not fix the roof, the reason being access to the inside when the shed is fixed in position!!
 

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However the instructions say NOT to use adhesive to attach these items
I've not assembled a Piko kit, but where does it say not to glue?

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dutchelm

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I glued the roof on my shed. I cannot remember any no glue instructions when I built it.
 

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I've not assembled a Piko kit, but where does it say not to glue?

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All the best

David
Just above part number 10 there is a symbol of a tube of glue crossed through. Similar marking at the other end of the roof above the doors where the steps are.
 

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Just to add to my original post, I've now fitted (but not glued) the relevant parts and they do seem to sit nicely, and are also quite heavy. But nothing that a good gust of wind or roaming quadruped could not knock off with reasonable ease.
 

dunnyrail

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Just to add to my original post, I've now fitted (but not glued) the relevant parts and they do seem to sit nicely, and are also quite heavy. But nothing that a good gust of wind or roaming quadruped could not knock off with reasonable ease.
If you are that worried a drill through with a very small drill of the loose part into the main body of the building should enable some thin brass wire to be pushed in securing the roof in a near invisible way. Once the brass end tarnished it should be near invisible.
 

AustrianNG

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When I had the same engine shed I glued mine.
After a couple of years, I had to reinforce the roof and walls with small timber battens and silicon sealant to keep the building sturdy.
 

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Thanks to all who replied. I'm going to settle for just resting the roof panels on for now until I have the layout finalised. Then I'll go with a variant of dunnyrail's suggestion. Still baffled about why Piko don't want it glued!
 

OBBherr

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Now I have the shed provisionally positioned on the layout I think I get it. It's much easier to adjust the internals (buffer stop, track angles etc) with the roof off.

Given that PIKO only provide pictorial instructions they have no way of communicating what I believe is the real situation "You can glue it if you like but you may find it easier to do it later (for outdoors) or not all (indoors)".

Once again, thanks for all the input.
 
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When I had the same engine shed I glued mine.
After a couple of years, I had to reinforce the roof and walls with small timber battens and silicon sealant to keep the building sturdy.
I had to similarly re-force mine. I had tried to move it to a new location, after it had been out in the weather for a few years, and it just fell to pieces! I have built quite a few PIKO kits, but this particular one seemed to cause more trouble in this respect than any of the others. However a couple of longitudinal bars under the roof, at a similar level to the latitudinal ones already there, seem to have cured the problem - more or less. The lighter materials used by PIKO seem less suited to larger buildings than, say, the thicker plastic used in POLA buildings. Mind you, a really severe hail storm will do for any of them! [I learned that the hard way!]
 

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Has anybody assembled the Piko 62001 Double Track Engine shed and can advise me on a specific point?

At step 15 it is necessary to fit the grey solid roofs number 211.50.

However the instructions say NOT to use adhesive to attach these items. How are these items are to be held in place; just loose-laid?

If I place the building outdoors, surely the wind will blow the roof off if it is not glued in place?

Any advice would be appreciated. I have emailed Piko customer service but no answer. Thanks in advance.
I've just built one of these too.

I didn't glue on the roof either as per instructions. The roof panels just sit on the walls of the building. I guess it's so you can access any locos that may stall in the shed. I haven't fixed it to the ground either.

It's very sheltered in our garden, so I don't expect they will blow away....