All went well until it came to fitting the wheel units. The spring castings are excellent but on hindsight I feel I would have fitted them before the side steps.
Whilst it is easier to line the wheels up with the cutout in the steps, the clearance is very tight and I feel that thinning the spring castings would have also helped.
Still it has been a good kit to make and certainly made me think on more than one occasion.
Has it improved my kit building? My soldering skills have improved especially in the order in which the handrails were fitted. The secret is keeping the brass clean and lots of flux. Thevarnish had to be of the Acrylic type due to the fact that the transfers-elderly Woodhead (Please can we have some more as good), had lost a lot of their 'stick' and had to be helped with varnish to adhere properly. So that was the varnish I had to use in case there was a reaction to the Railmatch I usually use.
Wagon will make it's debut at Andover next weekend-come and say Hello!
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