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In concept, our kits are of soldered metal construction based on accurate nickel silver and brass etchings which are produced for us by one of the best etchers in the UK.
We put every effort into producing a kit that is easy to put together yet has the attributes and appearance of a fine hand-built model. The level of component count is very high, securing a level of detail in all our kits which surpasses most, if not all, of any other kit on the market.
Wherever possible we choose the process that suits the component. Parts that are not suited to being produced from flat etching are made from castings, are machine-turned or are milled. This includes areas which affect the ease of construction, helping the builder to maintain the fidelity of the model while reducing the difficulty in achieving it.
In order to assist locating parts accurately, we make extensive use of 'tab and slot' assembly. By this means, the builder can assemble components mechanically knowing that they are positioned correctly before soldering. This allows checking and testing to be completed before committing to soldering, increasing the confidence of the builder, knowing that he can back-track easily should he need to, and further ensuring the final quality of the model.
To further assist the builder, each kit comes with an illustrated assembly manual showing step-by-step instructions for each stage of the build.
To improve accuracy, all our kits are designed with the use of industry advanced CAD; specifically this allows us to combine advanced 3D solid modelling techniques with 2D etched components extremely accurately.
Our kits include all the nuts, bolts, screws and other fasteners, wire and other small parts required to complete the model.
Because of personal preferences, we do not include motor/gearbox, wheels or pickups in the kits unless specified by the customer, although we are now considering, for special models, totally in-the-box solutions.
An example of a chassis held together only with tabs and slots.
No solder has yet been applied.
Where ever possible tabs and slots are placed at locations masked in the finished model.