They are great if strict quality control is adhered to, you only need one flaw and a significant part of the kit is next to useless, granted many offer a replacement service, but thats a pain you really shouldnt have to suffer after parting with large amounts of cash.Resin boilers are great, Finney him self used them on the duchess and A4 I think?
How do you know it won't be a Finney one Jeff? The range is up for sale after all.
Now it only remains for me to announce my own retirement! Only joking - my wife needs me as a slave for a few more years yet!
not to mention a few O Gauge modellers awaiting the release of certain main line diesels mentioned a while ago
That's True I've seen a shocking resin boiler from one company, more like a Wispa chocolate bar but if done properly like the ones I've seen from JLTRT then they are superb and carry a lot of detail. I think multi media kits is the way forward but I appreciate some prefer working in all metal.They are great if strict quality control is adhered to, you only need one flaw and a significant part of the kit is next to useless, granted many offer a replacement service, but thats a pain you really shouldnt have to suffer after parting with large amounts of cash.
I spoke to DA a few years back and he was 'then' considering going back to all brass fireboxes etc, there's still a large customer base that prefers brass over resin components. It will change in time as new modellers entering the scene will have more tolerant to mixed media components, it's the future, as already seen in other modelling genres, it's just going to take a while to get there.
Mind 4mm and 2mm seem to have adopted mixed media more readily than 7mm, maybe that's the appeal of 7mm, your sort of one step closer to machine shop engineering in the larger scales.
I didn't think you were building kits anymore?
the occasional one or two, but I was thinking more of those that do and are being extremely patient. don't forget, I've had a few bits and pieces from you in the not too distant.
How will I put opening smokebox doors and tube plates in a resin boiler?
It's a kind of JB trademark now. All his locos have the smokebox detailed out, and the door opens.
It's the kind of thing that makes you want to throw all your tools away and give up making models for ever.