This is my first coach kit, a Slater's GWR 3rd Class Diagram S9 # 7C04. GWR constructed most of these from 1891 to 1902. This coach is destined to be painted and lettered for the B.B.R., GWR enthusiasts just turn your heads away and don't look ! I like the style of these coaches, and I think they'll fit in with my free lance light railway. The Kit is multimedia, plastic body and details, brass details and chassis parts, Lost wax brass fittings. So far construction has been fairly straightforward and I'm enjoying it very much. Directions are okay, a few more photos or diagrams would have been useful. For £79 or about $100 USD, I believe it good value, as Mansell wheels are included. Still deciding on a paint scheme, but I'm close to a nice dark blue with black chassis, very similar to the S&D livery. When in doubt, copy the best !
A quick look at some of the main components of the kit
Construction so far, going together better then I thought it would, approx 1 hour into the build