At the Guild summer show I collected some kit’s that I had reserved with the E&T service.
In amongst them were some Colin Ashby PO wagon kits in between doing other builds I have slowly been putting them togther.
First a note from Colin that was included with the kits.
This makes the kits quite ancient history but that said the detail is pretty good for the age of them.
I have included some of the missing internal washer plate detail but quite a bit was there to start with on the internal sides.
I did have to scribe the floor detail though – which is a reverse of some Slaters kits which have planks on the floor but no internal side detail.
I also had to raid the spares box for the brake safety loops indeed not having enough I had to cut some from styrene sheet.
The brake levers and guards were one piece mouldings which I will replace with a mixture of Slaters/Parkside and Bill Bedford etched spares.
Overall I am quite impressed with them, the only minor discrepancies are that they seem slightly longer than the equivalent Slaters 7 plank wagon and the moulded buffer bases. The size I can live with but I am undecided about the buffers at the minute – the heads were plastic so either way they will get replaced.