Another two kits this month to wet your whistle! This Wood Chip Loader is available now in N and HO scales. This is my first N scale kit. I have newfound respect!!!!
As you can see, both kits came out fairly well on the detail level, I think. I am hopeful that you will find assembly is straightforward. I include full color instructions and paragraph style text to better explain the sequence of steps. It is as it would seem: Put the top on the sides and add everything else.
The matter of positioning the bonnet I did not take lightly. One might say I "invented" a way to do this that I believe will cut frustration by at least 50%. Each kit comes with a special "tool" that you clip onto the framework. This suspends the bonnet at the level you choose while you place the "infinitely thin" hangar cables. This could have been done with wire, but I feel the PLA is quite strong in this regard and they come perfectly sized and rectangular. This results in a balanced, level hanging on the first go. There's several extra sets just in case you want to make a change down the road.
Also you'll find a printed mesh gridwork in a diamond pattern for the HO kit. This is laid on top of the catwalk (top of the framework) and then you add the safety handrail. This is where you'll be glad your not an N-scaler. The Safety rail bends at the corners and you place it all at once. This makes the job much easier (guess who tried them one piece at a time!). They come out perfectly aligned. I kid you not, it is detailed work. But nothing will get you closer to a chip loader of equal detail (unless you can find one of those brass kits!).