I had the chance to build this kit for the CSS2010 show and found it to be a great choice. This is only the second kit I have built (the first was the RSSM Depot) and it went together like a charm. When building a kit, I find the prep and paint work to take the longest. The instructions were well written and easy to follow (except for the chimney being upside down-my error). I was honored and humbled to have Walt name the store after me but any other builder can get the excellent results I got (and feel free to change the name). At this price you won't find another 'O' scale kit like it.