I've been fascinated with the Consett to Tyne Dock Ore Wagons for years, I even had a silly idea of scratch building a rake using plastikard but thought better of it. Fortunately John Firminger produced a kit - great I thought I'll have nine! so over a 3 year period I bought them. The nine big red boxes have been staring at me for over a year, the possibility of working from home recently could have been an ideal opportunity but just my luck I was told to keep going to work - drat! I got going with one and although the kits are straightforward enough there is a lot of bending and to be honest once you've done a bit coming back to do the same bend on another wagon a few weeks later you forget how to do it. The answer has been to batch build and so far I'm enjoying it, it's quick doing the same part nine times or 18 in some cases. Anyway here's the progress to date and I thought if I shame myself into doing it on here I might keep going and do it more swiftly. I've got the Finney 7 W1 sat waiting to be built so I need to get these things finished first.