This is a very nice and different kit. Much easier to build than the Stage Coach, but ends up looking as good. The laser cut parts makes it a less painstaking kit to build. A great advance over the old days of cutting out wood pieces. Two downsides, one is that the Britannia parts are very fragile. Like the stagecoach, the rear axles are too weak. The weight of the finished kit makes the rear wheels sag inwards at their top. Also, like the stagecoach, I countered this by tying the two opposing wheels together at the bottom of the wheel with thread. This prevents the spreading action. Works well for a static display. Also, had to brace the back axle leaf springs with wood, lest they break during construction. Secondly, this is the first kit I recall where I had to ask for the replacement of three separate missing parts. These were quickly sent to me which I thoroughly appreciated. All in all, a fun kit.
Reviewed by: Patrick Howard from Port Orchard, Washington.