Over the last couple of years, I’ve been collecting a few of the Jordan HO scale models on Ebay. They’re a little expensive, but for an early 20th century layout, they’re irreplaceable. I am waiting on some track and turnouts to continue my track laying effort, so I thought it would be a good change of pace to put one of these together.
I had totally forgotten how difficult these are to assemble. Talk about fiddly! That must be why they are still available as un-built kits on Ebay. I suppose a lot of people bought them and just let them set after seeing the level of difficulty. Jordan went out of business a few years ago and as far as I know, no one is making kits of this era anymore.
Well, after about 8 hours of pretty constant painting and assembly, it’s not a bad looking model. Since I didn’t have a driver figure I could use, I cut one of the back doors and left it open so I can pose a postal worker opening it. I did order some unpainted driving and sitting figures yesterday for future builds as I have a tub of 20 or so more to go. Oh, my!