A simple plywood service station or garage, fitting to the Postcars and to common matchbox toy cars. It comes in 3 A4 sized plywood panels from which you can extract the elements as if it were a puzzle. To assemble, it is not a puzzle; simplified to the max. It comes with a simple yet clear instruction, but you probably can complete the assembling without it, at least, that is always our objective.
No glue needed (so you can disassemble and bring it with you when you visit grandma’s).
Optimized for A4 size (210mmx297mm) 4mm thick plywood, which - here - actually is only 3.7mm thick. Feel free to contact me for corrections of measurements if the fitting is not perfect.
Sanding a bit
There are 3 pages, 2 with the garage parts and one with the floor-plan. Simply assemble all parts on the 'floor plan'. Everything should fit without any glue, except for the fuel dispensers. You might want to add a little to make sure the 3 parts stay together. I need to find a simpler way to assemble these such that they stay together. Suggestions are welcome.
I was visiting a friend in the states - old friend. Not an engineer by education, but in everything else an engineer; building and creating. Solving problems. He has grandchildren, so I wanted to bring him something he could do with his grandchildren. I remember from my son, how he loved to play with his toy garage. So I search a bit, looked at old metal toy service stations, end tried to come up with something that is simple enough to assemble with a small child, yet elegant/interesting enough to play with. Hope I succeeded. My friend and his grandson (and his sons, actually) enjoyed it, so mission success!