This is a new thread for those modelers wishing to get to grips with some basic principles of building a 7mm scale wagon, I do hope this thread will inspire and bring confidence and above all a lot of pleasure in what may otherwise initially seem like an obstacle course of confusion. The wagon I have chosen is a standard British Railways all steel mineral 16 ton type because it is a straight forward build only needing a few basic tools to construct and won't take an age to make. Originally Parkside Dundas produced this model but not so long ago their range was sold to Peco in Devon who now market the range under the name of Parkside Peco, these kits supplement the Peco range of wagons which includes a very similar version of steel mineral wagon. At this point I should mention that another range of wagon kits exist and are made by Slater's of Matlock, however these kits are somewhat more complex in their construction method and require a little more effort. It may well be possible to build a Slater's wagon at some later stage if this thread helps and a comparison between manufacturers are needed. Anyway here is the subject.