Ok, so I want to make a garage diorama (original idea, I know. lol) and I am wanting to get some plans on paper. What I have so far is just what is in my head. I am looking for suggestions, ideas, critisim, guidance, or maybe even someone that will build it and let me claim it, . J/K.
So this is what I am wanting to build, a 2 bay, 2 story shop. I am thinking that with it being 2 story I should make the walls out of plywood then attach foam board to the wood so I can create a textured block wall. I am thinking a wood base with plaster as the floor (to simulate cement). I have read other posts and know that basswood is best for making joists, studs, and what-not so I am ok there. My direct questions are:
1. So as to not make my exterior load bearing walls too thick, what size plywood should I use?
2. I know that in 1/25 scale, 10 feet in life is equal to 5 inches in scale. So how tall should should a shop be to have an office on the 2nd floor? All the shops around me are single story and I think I am over thinking this so I have totally confused myself.
3. What is best to use for windows? I was thinking about using thin real glass but am concerned with weight on the walls.
4. The big one now. I have seen dio's on here and the net that have working lights. Where do you get them? Can I use flashlight bulbs? What size wire and what power source do I use?
I have more questions but I will save them for later.