Author Topic: 3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures  (Read 67763 times)

Offline Martin Milner

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3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures
« on: May 15, 2009, 03:30:45 »



30 02 4820 - Window frame for framework wall x3
30 02 4850 - Window mullions for framework wall (2x4 panes) x3
30 02 8470 - Floor, 1x2 units x4
30 02 8500 - Floor connector, 2 units long x2
30 02 8660 - Door, Arch Top, 2-wide x1
30 02 8670 - Door, Arch-top x1
30 02 8680 - Window, Arch-top, bars and four-circles pattern x3
30 02 8740 - Filler for Wall ('Toast') (as much as you like to fill gaps)
30 02 8760 - Stairs with top platform x1
30 02 8780 - Window, mullioned, 6 panes x1
30 02 8870 - Wall, framework, 2 units wide plus corners, 2 window openings x1
30 02 8970 - Wall, framework, 2 units wide, window and door openings x1
30 02 9060 - Door, wooden, diagonal slats x1
30 02 9150 - Floor connector, 1/2-unit long  x2
30 02 9160 - Railing, wooden x1
30 02 9170 - Railing corner piece  x2
30 02 9180 - Stairs, stone, exterior x1
30 03 9800 - Floor, 2x2 units x1
30 06 2080 - Dormer window frame and sides, peaked top x2
30 07 0710 - Double-width roof section with large cut-out space x1
30 07 0720 - Double-width roof section with window holes x1
30 07 1500 - Roof edging x7
30 07 5990 - Castle Edging, Round, 8 Parapets x1
30 07 6000 - Castle Edging, Round, Scalloped Bottom x1
30 07 6020 - Wall, Curved Quarter-Circle with Arrow Slit x6
30 07 6030 - Framework, Curved Quarter-Circle x4
30 07 6040 - Wall, Curved Quarter-Circle With Arch-top Doorway x1
30 07 6050 - Wall, Curved Quarter-Circle with Arch-top Window x1
30 07 6060 - Wall Connector, T-junction, Double-Female, Single-Male x5
30 07 6070 - Wall End, Female Connector x2
30 07 6080 - Wall Connector, T-junction, Triple-Female x14
30 07 6090 - Wall End, Male Connector x7
30 07 6100 - Wall Connector, Flat, Double-Female x16
30 07 6120 - Wall, Flat, Plain, Double-Male Connectors x19
30 07 6130 - Floor, Round with Trap Doorway x3
30 07 6140 - Trap-door, Rectangular, Hinged x3
30 07 6150 - Floor, rectangular, 1-wide x4
30 07 6160 - Pulley mechanism, on swivel x1
30 07 6170 - Clip to hold pulley swivel x1
30 07 6200 - Floor, corner, one side concave x1
30 07 6210 - Railing, small, clips onto floor x2
30 07 6260 - Roof, Round, Conical, Shingles x1
30 07 6270 - Castle wall, 3 units wide, with wide archtop doorway x1
30 07 6300 - Drawbridge platform x1
30 07 6660 - Drawbridge x1
30 07 6670 - Wall Connector, Corner, Double-Female x9
30 07 6680 - Wall, Flat with Arrow-Slit x2
30 07 6690 - Window, arch-top in protruding wall x2
30 07 6700 - Wall, Flat, with Arched Doorway x1
30 07 6710 - Wall, open frame, 1 unit wide x3
30 07 6720 - Castle wall, 1 unit wide, arch-top window x5
30 07 6730 - Roof gable end, stonework x1
30 07 6750 - Floor, 1x2 units, concave cutout in corner x1
30 07 6760 - Battlement, scalloped front, 1.5 units wide x2
30 07 6770 - Battlement connector, new-style (flat bottom) x11
30 07 6780 - Wall, framework, 2 units wide, open frame x2
30 07 6790 - Wall, framework, 2 units wide, window and door openings x1
30 07 6800 - Wall, 2 units wide, large arch-top doorway x1
30 07 6810 - Battlement, scalloped front, 1 unit wide x11
30 07 6820 - Floor, 2x2 units, square cutout in corner x1
30 07 6850 - Drawbridge winch x1
30 07 6860 - Drawbridge winch cap x2
30 07 6870 - Roof of dormer, shingled, with peak x2
30 07 6880 - Dormer window frame, exterior x2
30 07 6890 - Window mullions, 2x2 frames x2
30 07 6900 - Window frame, arch-top, small x2
30 07 6910 - Roof, Top Cover x1
30 07 6940 - Weathervane for roof x1
30 07 6950 - Hinge for drawbridge x2
30 07 8890 - Roof, shingled, square, pointed in centre x1
30 07 9550 - Wall, framework, 2 units wide plus corners, 2 window openings x1
30 60 0730 - Latch, sliding, for door x3
30 60 3440 - Floor, 1x1 units, large trap doorway x1
30 60 3540 - Drawbridge winch attachment x1
30 64 4860 - Window shutter, arch-top, small x2
30 66 1970 - Roof gable end, framework, triangular, with window opening x1
30 81 9430 - Chain to lift drawbridge x2



Drawbridge assembly. Set aside.



Undercroft



Undercroft complete



round tower ground floor



stables connecting round tower to undercroft



Back wall ground floor complete - undercroft, stables and round tower



dungeon (ground floor of square tower), connecting to left of drawbridge



left wall between dungeon and undercroft



connect to left of drawbridge at the front of castle, and undercroft at the back



right wall of castle beween drawbridge and stables



ready to connect



ground floor complete



Drop in trapdoor floor in square tower, walkway between drawbridge and square tower, walkway corner to right of drawbridge with railingand connect battlements between drawbridge and square tower



Square tower top floor



in place



ladder to walkway, walkway, and roof to square tower



slide in walkway connector



floor for round tower, balcony, and keep ready to drop into place. Stairs and balcony railing ready.



in place



battlements prepared for left and right walls



battlements for left wall between square tower and keep



and right wall battlements in place from drawbridge to round tower



pieces of keep laid ready to assemble



and in place. Open frame gives easy play access to Great Hall



rear wall from keep to round tower laid ready



assembled



and clipped into place. Open sides to tower gives play access



ceiling for great hall



and in place



pieces laid ready for top floor of keep



connected together.



roof pieces to cover join between walls and roof of Keep



and in place



Keep seen from right hand side - middle floor level complete



Tower walkway ready to drop in



dropped in and connector slid into place



tower walkway battlements ready to connect



and in place.



tower 2nd floor ready to assemble (or 3rd floor, depending on how you count it)



assembled and in place



Tower battlements & floor. Drop in floor, put on lower ring (in picture) and put on top ring.





Round tower roof and accessories ready to attach



and attached. The castle is complete.



Viewed from right-front



right-rear showing play access to round tower



left-rear showing access to Keep



lwft-front with square tower to the fore.


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Re: 3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 04:13:01 »
Hi Martin

this is a brilliant idea - and a totally legal way of how to make "building plans/instructions" available for parents or collectors without violating copyrights or showing copyrighted building plans.

A website collecting such "pictured building instructions" would be a good thing to support. ;)

And geobra would have no legal right to close down such a website ...
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Re: 3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 20:13:28 »
martin, that is so cool.  i have heard so much about the famous 3666 and now i know why everyone wants one.  thanks for all of that hard work posting this.
kaethe

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Re: 3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 04:49:19 »


Another excellent "set of plans," Martin !!! ...  :wow: ...  :wow: ...  :wow:

I agree with Arrizo's comment, "A website collecting such 'pictured building instructions' would be a good thing to support."

Perhaps either Collectobil or Garden Wargaming could host your "plans" and make them available to the entire Playmobil community? What do you think? Of course, Playmofriends is also an excellent place, and I think that since you're using "PhotoBucket," that anyone can see them here (even if they're not members of PF). Perhaps you could also ask Sylvia what she thinks about the idea of having the "plans" hosted here? Also, since you're linking to PlaymoDB's parts numbers, maybe Heather might be interested?

Just some rambling thoughts ...  ;)

Thank you for all your work on this and all the best,
Richard



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Re: 3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 05:00:58 »


Ooops !!!

I just noticed that Sylvia has already set up a "guide" to Martin's plans here at Playmofriends ...  :-[

Looks like your "plans" have a home, Martin !!!


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Re: 3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 05:19:10 »

Ooops-2

This is one of those times when it would be nice to be able to ERASE (delete) your posts so that everyone wouldn't have to read a bunch of nonsense!

When you read "Recent Posts" (newest first) and respond, you have no idea what may have been already said somewhere else on the forum (until it's too late and you've already put your foot in it).

I vote to re-establish the ability to delete a post (at least for fifteen minutes or so).

Sorry, Martin ...  :-[
(And, Martin, because of my loyalty to Playmofriends ... I would have really enjoyed reading that you had created your wonderful plans "primarily for PF" and that you are also sharing them with the other forums. Rather than the other way around.)

All the best,
Richard




Thanks to Geobra shutting down Playmofan's Plans site, Heather and I have revived the idea of a pictorial guide which will not infringe on any copyrights.

I've started with 3667, and will in the next week or so be adding 3030, 3666, 3888, and combining 3888 with the 3666 and 3667 castles. The Rock Castle and Empire Castle will hopefully follow in due course.

I'm creating these primarily for Playmoboard, where we get a lot of people asking for plans to these older castle sets, in the hopes that this helps them, and reproducing them here in case they are useful.

The part numbers are linked to Heather's Playmodb, and the pictures are hosted on my Photobucket account. Feel free to use the pictures for anything you like.




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Re: 3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2011, 11:09:19 »
Hi Martin

 this is a very god idea,, and a great job!

 gassy

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Re: 3666 Castle - step-by-step assembly in pictures
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2011, 12:24:01 »
Martin, you are incredibly organized. When I put together a set there are piles of pieces and parts spread every which way, some still in bags, some not.  :lol: I could never photograph the process! You have everthing spread out so neatly. thanks for the great instructions.
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