I got a pair of these new NScaleKits releases recently (shipping free from the UK) and started to put them together, so I thought I'd let you see what I have been up to with them. I have built a few of their regular Husky Stacks, and their 40' Maxi III rebuilds, and all of these kits (formerly the Alan Curtis line) share some characteristics, although these are a brand-new product. The kit consists of minimal parts: per car, there are two pewter castings for the sides, two end pieces and a few bits of cast metal detail, ie brake stand, brake valve, trailer hitch, plus a sheet of stainless steel etchings for the platforms, floor and brake wheels. Instructions are also minimal, but there are photos of the finished model, indicating that success is possible--always a good thing to know! The metal is fairly soft, which is both good and bad. Good for cleaning up flash, of which there is some, good for drilling holes for added details like grabs and brake lines,etc. but not so good for bending and warping, because by the time you've cleaned up the castings, things are likely to be a bit skewed 3D-wise. I find that a bit of finger and thumb pressure can straighten everything out quite well. There's no way this kind of product can approach the crisp, straight dimensions and details that injection molded plastic can, so the carbody is a bit crude even compared to say an MDC or ConCor Husky Stack, but in return you get a heavy model that can roll empty, unlike the plastic cars, I think that's a worthwhile trade-off, although I wish the cast detail was better. Here's where we are so far: One thing I could not figure out was how ANY trucks were going to fit onto the end piece because the car sides were going to be scraping the ground and the truck would not have space to rotate if attached without modification. If anyone else has figured out a better way, please let us know: I built up the truck bolster with a square of .020" styrene with a mounting pin hole drilled into it and the piece epoxied onto the car end: I ended up using MT 70T roller bearing trucks and FVM 33" wheels. I couldn't come up with any way to use BLMA trucks which would ride too low unless you really built up the bolster. As you can see from the side shot, the car already rides nice and low with the MT/FVM combination.