This is the first model railroad craftsman kit I ever built. I started it before I left Beaverton, Oregon in about 1988 and I finished it while living in Bellevue, WA in December 1991. I learned a lot about building and detailing a kit when I worked through this one. When I started it, I didn’t have any power tools nor did I have access to a table saw, so for a base I used laminated corrugated cardboard. Not a good choice, though, because it warps over time.