Dear all, Since I'm new to this forum, I'd like to introduce myself first: I'm Thomas from Nuremberg (Germany), used to be a fervent card modeler in my childhood (long, long ago) and returned to this hobby some years ago. Having appreciated the warm welcome Maria got in this forum, encouraged me to share my experience with Thomas Pleiner's new kit of the EPR nuclear power plant. I happen to work for the company which actually builds this plant in Finland - thus I'm not only familiar with the subject, I also took part in the publishing process of this model and had the honour to build the very first complete example of this kit. This kit is intended to show many details by way of removable parts. Because I wanted to build a display model for exhibitions, I had to find another way of showing "hidden" parts of the plant. Thus I had to "deviate" sometimes from the building instructions. I'll explain this later on the respective subjects. When starting, I decided to build the plant as in the status of being serviced. That means to show several components (e.g. turbine or reactor) opened, allowing to displaying the internals. Having spent about 320 building hours, I recently finished the model and would like to give you kind of a building report (in several chapters). 1. Turbine Hall (121 hours) With 865 parts, this is - besides the reactor building - the most demanding subject of the model. The building structure is of quite straightforward shoe-box type which needs below the turbine floor additional reinforcement by means of 0.7 â€“ 1.0 mm cardboard. For getting the walls light-tight (considering necessary internal lighting) I glued aluminium foil between the inner and outer walls. (I made a similar approach to all subsequent buildings with internal lighting.) Having set-up the walls and turbine floor, fitting out of the building started with the supporting structure of girders, pillars and framework (Picture 1). Since the piping is running around some of the girders between main hall and "side nave", I decided to erect these girders after completion of the piping. Picture 2 shows all the outer supporting structures finished. Note: - Notches are indicated in the girders for crane rails. There is no need to cut them out. It worked better without them. - The hollow beam for the main crane (on top alongside the right hand wall) should be reinforced (inside) with fitting strips of wood. This helps much to make the outer wall absolutely straight and strengthens considerably the whole structure (same for the opposite beam). Next came the feedwater tank and the two reheaters (picture 3, note the opening in the floor for the turbine bed). More will follow. I hope you enjoy it.