sarah wrote:Ex-Pat wrote:Very nice job on the 1F - and the photos take me back to childhood in Derby, so much so that I would put money on the loco to the right of 41710 being 45509.
How did you find the Crownline kit instruction-wise and quality-wise?
Dare I start my Crownline J36 kit, or just wait for Hornby's announcement?
The instructions are OK....but the 1F does have an error, as the drawing shews the toolbox alongside the front splasher (Port or Left Side). All the photos I have so far seen shew the toolbox to be just behing the Lamp Iron, and just impinging on the front of the splasher (So I had to move mine!)
The drawing is a bit flaky, in that the photocopier must have been running low on toner?
The roof has half-etched lines to form the side edges...the instructions here a a bit vague, or I was not thinking correcty, twice!
The instructiins say to fold the edges horizontal.....but I folded them vertical....
Then I re-read the instructions, and folded them right over onto the roof....well almost horizontal I was thinking!
Finally it clicked....the photos shewed my error, the roof edges actually overhang the cab sides!
So, finally correct!
The J36....a NBR Loco....nice!
I would say that there are two options....
Wait and see, and possibly gasp at the pricing? (And sell the kit on? )
Build the model, and possibly sell it to "upgrade" later?
Thanks Sarah - your reply re-inforces the vital Rule Number 1 - always have a decent photo of the loco you are intending to model.
And as a generality - I find too many instructions in life seem to be written by somebody who knows what they are doing, but cannot put themself in the eyes or shoes of the customer.