I've been meaning to set up another thread for ages to encompass the non-US stuff I've been messing about with in 7mm in between the Cotton Belt GP9 build. The starting point are these two multimedia kits (to be built concurrently) from the Furness Railway Wagon Co of Joseph Wright & Sons (later Metropolitan Railway Carriage and Wagon Co.) 4 wheel carriages to build for fun and see what I can do with them. The kits themselves come in a sturdy corrugated a card box (almost a shoe box) and are quite basic as can be seen below. The resin castings are not high fidelity but I see these kits as a starting point for additional details to make well used and worn out ancient rolling stock. The etched parts. Underframe detail, steps, birdcage and roof. The cast resin parts. Underframe, sides, ends, internal roof supports and a piece of styrene for the floor. The detail parts. Axleboxes, buffers, oil lamp pots, vents, vacuum pipes, vacuum cylinder, end steps and couplers. In addition there is a length of brass wire and glazing material. OH! and instructions on a mini CD which are okay if you have a computer but if not...... A start was made by cleaning up and washing the resin parts. I glued the luggage third ends and sides together using superglue ensuring all is square. Once set I began filling any gaps and bubbles left in the resin castings with Squadron green putty. It was not until I applied the filler primer (Tamiya) I could tell whether I was successful with the initial gap filling. The painted body and photographs reveal more filling to be done. I was not too satisfied with using the green putty as a filler as it is plastic based and does not stick to the resin. Therefore I used a trick I'd seen in Model Railroader - superglue and superglue setting accelerator - so the air bubbles in brake third sides were filled with superglue, accelerator applied and repeated this process until the holes were filled. Once set these areas were filed and sanded smooth. The rivets were formed in the underframe overlay etches and these was glued to the underframe casting. The luggage third so far.