Building kit locos was one of my fears years ago, until I bought two DVD’s they were the right tracks number 1&2 with Tony Wright building 3 kits.
My uncle wanted a model of Bacup shed in the L&Y era “brilliant I thought” until i realised that I had to build most of the locos to go with it. Craftsman kits and London road models was sourced and built but not without dramas. then one day I wanted a Duke of Gloucester loco to run on my layout, so I found one on an Auction site and won the Kit, bought the DJH motor and gearbox to suit.
now because of building the locos for my uncle and the books, dvds and advise from the likes of Tony Wright, Mike Edge, Dave Franks and A few more I enjoy building locomotive kits.
better still was winning the best kit built locomotive and the best modified rtr Loco at Bristol show in 2018.
I also think that they have helped me to understand that time and patience pays off.
Since building kits I have took my time, not just in building kits but in my job and also in life, so thank you everyone who has helped me to take my time and not to jump in.
Building models what run and look nice have kept my interest going especially after the past 12 months.