Steam Train Jigsaw Puzzle


Brand: Sure-Lox Photograph 10 Pack

Title: Steam Train

Pieces: 500 

Size: 19" x 14"

Review

Overall Experience:  Good

Cut Quality:    Loose pieces

Board Quality: Good

Shape Cut: Ribbon/grid

Image Quality: ok

Hardest Area: greenery-steam

Puzzle Dust? none

Finish Quality: Smooth

Box Quality: Great

Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes

Was this purchased new? no

Price: $4.00 of 10 Pack

Recommend Level: medium

Time: 3.5 hours

Assembly

I did my usual sorting routine.

  1. Sorting to locate all  the outside border pieces, while....
  2. Placing the pieces into the 'general-color' piles. 
  3. Then I carried on with a second round of sorting (similar colors sorted by shades/patterns) while placing the pieces flat out on the poster boards. 

I started with the most obvious colors first being the greens, a little blue/red and silver.

Then it was assembling from the bottom up until it came down to green trees and steam white.

This is a photograph image and areas were not really clear, especially where the man at the doorway is standing.  

But that's just while looking at it close up -  stepping back the man appears more visible. 

The pieces felt good for board thickness and quality however when trying to move pieces  of sections to different areas, they could not be lifted without falling apart. That meant dragging the sections around the board which is doable of course.

Comments

Here are some close up images of the steam train itself - see how clearly the man appears. Also you may note how the pieces and smooth, flat and interlock nicely. 

The Steam Train  photographic jigsaw puzzle is part of a 10 pack. Sure-lox calls these the Puzzlers Collection which are made up of Photographic images. Also they refer to them as Deluxe Puzzles. 

The following image shows the variety of photographs in this collection. The box is damaged somewhat at the side which is surprising because it is actually made of very heavy quality. I purchased this one at the Thrift Store for $4.00.

Even the pieces are of good quality and when I completed the image I could actually pick up the entire puzzle and it stayed together. However, during assembly when I wanted  to move sections, the pieces did not stay together.

Raffle - chance to WIN!

I will try working these ones so I can contribute them to the Monthly Themes Jigsaw Puzzle Facebook Group's page. There is a Raffle at the end of the month.  You will in turn be able to create a Ravensburger puzzle in a collectible tin with a photograph of YOUR choosing

.To qualify for the raffle....

  • you must post at least 1 completed puzzle. 
  • If you post 3 completed puzzles or more - you will receive an additional raffle entry
  • For your post to qualify, it must be a photograph and it must be 300 pieces or more

I hope to get through the 5600 pieces in this set to add to my collection and I will also give my 'opinionated' rating ;) 

The above jigsaw puzzle(s) have been added to my Puzzle Hobby Tracker 

I am in the process of recording all my past jigsaw puzzles that I still have for my walls and all my current puzzles.

Then I have the TO DO list that I am adding from my collection. 



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