@Douglas Idle said:
I’m just making a start in EM, coming over from O. I’ve built a number of kits now and am looking at my first loco.
Has anyone converted the DJ models 1361 loco to EM yet? Would it make a suitable first try?
I’m looking at GWR tank engines so it’s a toss up between this and building a chassis for the 14xx. I’m looking at the high level kits chassis with either Markits or Gibson wheels. Does anyone have any experience of this please that they’d be able to share?
Or does anyone have another suggestion of where to start?
I’d strongly suggest the High Level chassis for the 14xx. I’ve built a couple of High Level kits now (illustrated in part on the web) and they are an absolute joy to build.
I’m planning to take the 14xx kit to the Missenden Spring Weekend in a couple of weeks time. I may be posting some pictures from that as work in progress/a live build diary. I’ll let you know afterwards how I get on…