practice makes perfect
Dave is keen to stress that soldering and kit construction isn’t the mysterious, dark art that many modellers consider it to be. Even though I’d only fixed a few bits of brass together in the space of 90 minutes, I’m inclined to agree. It put such a smile on my face and I felt that I could tackle any kit! ‘Flux and heat’ is almost a mantra to Dave, with both being key to a successful build - if you’re struggling, using more of both should get you out of a hole. As with everything else in life, the only way to increase your success rate is to practise. However, before I start with the fine (some very fine) components in the Model Signal Engineering kits, I think I ought to try something a little simpler… such as a Lynton & Barnstaple Railway coach, for example.