Well I have finally taken the plunge. I am going to try to assemble a craftsman kit. This one is a Funaro and Camerlengo kit. It is kit #6222 Rutland Hopper Bottom Coal & Ore Car Weathered with Decals. I purchased the kit off a seller on EBay at the end of last week. The kit arrived today! So here it is in plain white box. Here are the parts. Looks like I have a lot of flash to remove. Here is a picture of a prototype car from the instructions. I browsed through the instructions to see what else I may need. Of course there is the obvious; trucks. The recommended style is arch bar. Then there are the couplers but I have a ton of Kadee draft boxes sitting around. Then I discovered that I need to go out and get several drills. My daughter and I went to Hobbytown USA. I generally don’t go there but they are pretty good on having tools and paint supplies. Their model railroad section is very weak at this store. However, tonight they only had a set of 20 drills. I was not ready to cough up $27.00 tonight basically for two drills that I need for this kit. I may go back later and pick up the set since I will most likely need them down the road. For now cleaning the parts will be the priority.