Prompted by the discussion about buying plates for kit's recently and having had a notification of Narrow Planet despatching my C1 builders plates, I decided to start a thread for the subject of one of the builds. The first build which is some way off yet, is to be of LNER 4419, the C1 Atlantic that Gresley fitted an experimental booster engine to in order to assist on difficult starts with heavy loads. This loco is dear to my heart because it features in one of Chris's paintings. The starting point is the ACE Kit, this was chosen despite known shortcomings primarily because at the time I bought it that's all there was available. For the next one (to be build as the prototype 251) I may have a go with the Gladiator Kit. When I enquired of William Ascough of ACE Product as to whether he did a kit specific for 4419 he advised that he didn't but he would sell me the etches for a Gresley Cab for an extra £10 Having received the kit I noted the whitemetal crossheads and on a flyer included in the kit an advert for a set of brass replacements for a further £18. Some were ordered and collected at Telford. On to what you get in the kit The chassis: Now the observant amongst you (who will be better than me because I hadn't noticed it until a recent post on the Guild forum) will note that there is a bearing support/hole right in the middle of the arch where the rear of the front bogie would swivel within the frames! Whoever designed and thought this a good idea needs some meds I think. Now that I am aware of it it isn't a problem because I bought the kit knowing that as a minimum I would need to extend the chassis frames so chopping a bit out is a small matter. I can imagine the dismay of a first time builder trying to get that to go together as is though Ouch! The Body etches: The extra Gresley Cab etches: The Tender Etches. Thankfully there appears nothing too untoward with the tender etches other than them actually fitting together of course which I won't know until I build it of course. That said a friend of mine has built a couple of these so I know that you can get them together. I will continue on a second post before this one has too many images.