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SSM Merlin Kit

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Hi all,

          I am writing on behalf of a friend who is going to build the SSM Merlin kit.  I was just wondering would anyone on the IRM who has experience of building this kit like to offer any tips or suggestions to a novice builder.  Any advice (photos) etc would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance Tommy.

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Probably better to start out with a wagon or small 0-4-0 or 0-6-0 loco, than a large 4-4-0. 

4-4-0s are difficult to balance and may be difficult to set up the kit to run on anything less than a 3' radius curve even in OO.

Alan Elgar's built a GNR(I) Vs Class out of an SSM "Merlin" kit in connection with  RMWeb/BRM "build a loco challenge".

Alan's thread provides a good overview with plenty of photos of whats involved in assembling the kit.

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/98951-gnr-ireland-vs-class-4-4-0-a-skritchbuild-in-4mm/

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