This kit was produced exclusively for the 3mm Society by Slaters. It was one of the earlier Society kits and had an assembly method that is different to those that have been latterly produced by Parkside and Cambrian.
The instructions are comprehensive and an exploded diagram assist assembly.
A side and end are adhered together and fitted to the floor, then the other end and side are squarely attached. I prefer to insert the axle bearings to the axleguard moulding before attaching to the solebars which are attached to the body when completed. The axles are inserted before the second side is glued into place. If you have done it correctly the wagon will sit true on a flat surface.
The brake mouldings fit snugly into the moulded floof, just ensure that the wheels freely rotate.The brake hanger and 'V' moulding are the placed centrally .
The turned brass buffers are the located into their moulded holes, a little broaching to enlarge the hole may be necessary.
Next, the paintshop awaits but as the weather is incompatable with a good finish this will have to wait for another day.
Seen with the newly made wagon is the finished article as seen last time. The Lovering wagon is slightly different to that described in that it has end doors whilst the new one hasn't. It also has finer buffers.
Weight has been located to ensure better running and will be also added to the new model.