Great news in the latest Blog update regarding the LL coal hoppers. The tooling samples looked like an "N" scale version with, as Terry would put it, steam roller wheels fitted. The latest advice from SRM is that the factory has been asked to alter the wheels to RP88 versions and they have agreed. Fantastic! The latest 3D versions look much better.Agreed, but PLEASE give us standard length axles so that those who wish to use other wheel widths, can readily change them. I'd hate to see non-standard axles, as were found in some SDS wagons!
If you were a female Rocket I would give you a kiss. Well done!!
Yes, I agree with your request.
Unfortunately I don't think the Chinese (at least those in our model train building factories) know how to build the models to a standard.
Coupler pockets are also a bone of contention with me. There seems to be no standard applied in this important area. I like to fit as short a coupler as physically possible. I hate seeing a non-prototype 12 to 24 scale inches between buffer faces. Some manufacturers make it extremely difficult to achieve the without completely removing the original housing provided.