The NER had a general policy of excluding PO wagons from their network, so had to build huge numbers of hopper wagons, over 28,000 P4’s and over 24,000 P5 wagons were built, with large numbers lasting through to nationalisation. In the early 1900’s these were supplemented by diagram P7 20 ton hoppers (the Slaters kit) and Dia P13/14/15 32 and 40 ton bogie hoppers. Any layout based in the North East right through from the end of the 19th century right through to nationalisation needs to feature some of each of these hopper wagons. So what do you get for £55, well the two photos are pretty self-explanatory. All the major components are cast resin and are assembled using super glue. Smaller components are 3D printed. The major component of the kit is the large amount of strapping and detailing which are in etched brass. These are not kits which require “construction” more kits that’s need assembly and decoration. The construction notes are available on-line as PDF’s, but what will become very apparent is a complete lack of identification of which strapping is which (other than some photos), the only way I have found to figure out what goes where is to get a decent diagram of the wagon and then to start rivet counting and guessing. The other problem in fitting the strapping is there are no witness marks or measurements which would aid the correct positioning, it’s down to scaling off the positions from a decent drawing, I use the drawings from Peter Tatlows, excellent book. This will be my 3rd P4 hopper build so a couple of points where I varied from the instructions which make things a little easier. The strapping that is fitted to the hopper doors is much easier done before fitting the doors into the chassis. The holes for the end and side handrails are best drilled before fitting the corner bracing to the body. They can then be drilled into the body later. The curved end planks (if your fitting them) and end beams are best fitted after assembling the wheels and brake gear, you have a much more stable base to fit the underframe components. There is little else to say really, so I will just post the odd photo as the build progresses. This is a super glue fest, but does anyone know of a better solution to glue resin to resin and brass to resin. I hate super glue. The one component missing from the kit are the very prominent monkey tails which automatically open the hopper doors, does anyone know if these are available from a supplier as I would like to fit them to this wagon and probably retrofit them to my other hoppers.