talltim, on 03 October 2011 - 12:17 PM, said:
I'm not sure why you think it should be shorter, to me it looks like a Vossloh G1700BB
A G1700 is 15 metre-ish long, while, for example the DB V160 family
of locos (which the yellow loco from 7939 looks like without its pantograph) is 16 metres long.
However this isn't to criticise your model, which it nice work.
To be honest, it's not really that I think it SHOULD be shorter. It's just that to me the overall look & feel of it tends to give me the sense of a shorter Engine.
I guess part of it comes to how I came to Lego & Trains. I'm not a "Train Guy" per-say, which means that I'm not into Trains first and Lego is my chosen scale or medium for Trains. Instead I'm a "Lego Guy" whose Theme of preference is Trains. I'm enjoying picking-up bits of info here and there about Trains but I would have never made the connections you linked to without someone doing as you did.
So when I think of Yard Engines (Shunters) compared to "True" Freight Engines I think of the Freight Engines being on a larger scale as they are meant to pull trains that can measure miles in length whereas the Shunters are basically for moving stuff around the yard and possible moving rolling stock between yards but not really designed for the heavy long haul.
On top of that you add the lines of the 3677 Engine with it's low hood and it just seems like it should feel small when parked next to my Maersk Engine or even the Yellow Freight Engine.
Man with a hat, on 03 October 2011 - 02:12 PM, said:
You did a nice job shortening the train without ruining the looks of the train.
However, I have to agree with talltim:
I think I will keep mine in the long version. (It's probably our European background)
Thanks for the compliment, while the primary goal was to shorten the overall length of the Engine I was not willing to compromise the look & feel of it's design.
As much as I want to recolor it I'm not sure that I'll take that leap because right not I'm just not happy with the resulting look.