This is not currently my scale but I'm going to try building this Sandy River Car Shops kit of the WW&F car #503 in O scale. It has been mentioned on the forum a few times to try something outside of your scale to mix things up a bit. I've been following Bob Haydens articles in the Gazette on bashing Maine style equipment and this got the juices flowing. The kit comes from Swansea, MA and has been sitting in my "to do" cabinet for about a year and I will finally give it a try. It will be slow as I am trying to complete the fishing boat in HO scale and just recently Bait & Switch Tackle.
The kit is a box of flat wood, sticks and plastic pieces from either Tichy or Grandt. There are no trucks, couplers or decals included. The instructions are one sheet of 8 1/2" X 11" paper printed on two sides with written directions and an 8 1/2" X 14" piece printed one side for a scale blueprint. I will approach this build as I would a structure and prime all the wood pieces with Walmart rattle can gray primer. I let the primer dry until it does not smell, go over all wood with a scrubby pad to remove any raised wood grain. I then drag a razor saw down each piece of wood to give some grain and then deburr again with the scrubby pad. I light application of A&I wash and then assemble the sticks over the supplied blueprint.