RE the whinging aspect. Some time ago models from other importers arrived without items that were distinctly in the advertised items, & the importer just ignored it, also another item or two had areas of mistakes discovered after the models arrived. During the various discussions on RP regarding each of these issues a question was posed when the it was found that some of the errors were evident in the pre production samples, & if they were of sufficient concern then those issues should have been raised at that point & not after the models arrived. The reason being that it was too late once they had been signed off on & had arrived.
There was a lot of truth in that aspect of being too late after a model arrives to be kicking up about errors & omissions excepted, but in this case this is an issue that is raised prior to any samples arriving & a much better time frame for those wanting these models to make known their feelings & to ask questions regarding them.
The other aspect that is needed to be considered is that it is now pretty well standard that all passenger carriages for the HO & larger scales come with internal details in them, including lights, in affect these items have to an extent become de-facto standards.. It is not hard to have the windows with a low density film placed over them, that allows them to be see through as well as having the coloured tint on them. Many modellers have used the coloured clear tints for windows in the past, along with the various plastic binders, they shade but do not hide the detail, in the same basic way as found on the 1:1 gauge models.
The window sun reflection film is worse when the sun is directly on the windows, & at that point of time especially when the sun is low is when its hard to see through the windows, but as the sun rises & gets off the windows they are more see through. Also, the orange tint is being removed & has been for some time now.
Hollywood & VRfan. RE the Trainbuilder carriages. Good point re the capacitors, & actually begs the question why are they not fitted to all the carriages that come with internal lighting, as my understanding they are not an expensive item to purchase & I think a lot cheaper for a Chinese RTR model with a Chinese fitted capacitor would not add a lot to the cost if at all.
While not using them as an excuse, there is a bit of a price difference between the excellent Trainbuilder models compared to the Austrains ones, I think that if lights are going to continue being part of the carriage world, then they need to made to work reliably, & while the FO/CCA carriages are a bit improvement on the first run FS/BS, they could still be improved. For me I see too many models that are improving let down by simple & small omissions.