You may have heard this, but the story (true or false) behind the Weber Maggie kit is Weber was approached to make the original Two Stroke kit before the book was published. But by the time the book came out the circuit changes a little and Victoria was tapped for the "official" kit. Never wanting to waste the R&D, the Maggie was born.
Great choice for a first build. I have a 1960 Princeton and they are great. It's a funny coincidence that you picked the same kind of Weller that I've been using for about 15 years, they're great.
Good luck, just don't over heat the components when you solder them and take your time. It'll pay great rewards.
i should've kept track of that, but the actual hands-on work prob wasn't much more than 3 or 4... extra time was spent going back and forth from the book, wiring diagram, and actual circuit, especially after mounting & soldering the eyelet board and then making all of the necessary connections to jacks & pots... I wanted to be sure I understood every single thing I did, rather than just painting by the numbers, ya know? So that added to the length of the project.