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As pointed out by a poster on a previous thread we wandered off track and started a topic within a topic. So I've started a new topic Kit building! fun or torture!! How many of us have heard about a particular kit of such and such a model, bought it, got home only to find that it's thousand parts with an instruction sheet that reads " Fit parts 1 to 1000 and see picture". I can remember back when kits came with exploded diagrams and written instructions on how to put them together. Now you get a picture with lots of little symbols and arrows and a picture of a finished product and you build it and it looks nothing like the picture. The Dapol kits are fairly simple although they are starting to show their age as the moulds are starting to wear. The Cooper Craft kits are really good with excellent detail, Romford wheels, brass bearings but the instructions could use a little work. Parkside are similar in quality and both have an excellent range. Walthers and IHC, both american, have an excellent range of building kits that could be modified to suit for say industrial buildings and if you want a massive turntable Walthers have one though I doubt that any English modeller would need a 120' turntable. So how many kits do you build? Plastic, card, metal? No need to limit this to plastic buildings and rolling stock as there are quite a few metal kits out there.