Hello all I found it relaxing and fun to build.
Gentlemen, I purchased the Express Steam Train and Tender. I have followed the directions with attention, patients and enthusiasm. As I completed each sub-assembly I made sure it was assembled as directed and waxed where instructed. I further operated each sub-assembly to assure that it operated smoothly and freely. Now for my problem which I hope you can provide me a solution. On page 18 figure 3 of the instructions I am directed to install the first sub-assembly built that I call the “ENGINE”. This sub-assembly when wound will provide energy to the gears and cause components to operate. My problem.....once things are installed as directed something is binding and not allowing normal operation. I have disassembled the sub-assemblies to validate that assembly was done as instructed. Reassembly to the point illustrated on page 18 and19 of the instructions continues to cause binding. The issue seems to be in the sub-assembly described on page 8 figures 1 through 4 of the instructions. Any suggestions? A disillusioned customer, Russ Travis
This was my birthday present from my family. It could not have come at a great time, The lock in for the Virus. I had a lot of time on my hands as I am one of the AT RISK people. This was a SANITY saver for me. It was an awesome kit to build. The quality was above normal and was excellent to fit together. The only issue I had was seeing where some of the pieces needed to go, I used my computer to blow up that section and that way i could see the location better. THIS IS AN AWESOME kit to build and it has already been put on a shelf in my “O” gauge train room. I would recommend this to anyone with good eyes and hand skills.
Very impressed with the quality and design. Everything fits together perfectly. Complicated, but I like that.Elizabeth gave this to me(her husband) for a present. My favorite gift.
Beautiful, finely crafted model, my second (assembled the roadster weeks ago). Very delicate, however, and must take time to identify the parts and put them together right on the first try. The rubber band "motor" system has never worked out for me, but I am about to assemble another model, and hope to finally get it right. As static models, these are beautiful, and I am quite satisfied without having them running around, and on a shelf, for friends to admire.