These models are really well made and a great deal of fun to assemble. The instructions re well illustrated. I find that the parts are rather difficult to remove from the sheets and the odd one breaks. I previously made the tanker truck and there were two full sheets of extra parts but with this steam locomotive and tender there were only a few extra parts included. Customer service is top-notch.
Love this kit! You have to watch the orientation of the drive gears or it won't work... and don't forget to sand (use fine 400 grit sandpaper) and apply wax because friction is your enemy. It is truly a beautiful model! Gotta go order me another kit now!
My kids (13, 15) loved these kits. They enjoyed putting the vehicles together and are asking for more kits.
We bought them on Black Friday when the prices were reduced as first time customers which helped in terms of cost. Waiting for another sale to buy more.
For the first project I took à bit too big but I Will do it
It was a chrismas gift for my father. He fell in love with it (my father and his father worked on trains for 60 years combined) and he even decided that we would build it together. It was the hardest "lego" I've ever made, but in the end, we are proud of the result even if we made a few mistakes that blocks the mecanisms and rushed through the wax parts. Previously watching a youtube video detailing how to best assemble it really helped too.