Oops, sorry Tom, it was a6et who I hoped might share anything we had got right. And Mitch, I think you'll find it was Voltaire who was being quoted by Peter Griffin!Lyndsay, There are enough items on the model that appear right that for the majority will make them happy, & I have no drama's with that.
Thing is that aside from 3265 which after all is the only low framed 32cl left, there are 3 other 32's that are available for viewing, the LVR engine 3237 has had mods done in order that it conforms with todays standards in regard to accreditation to run over the network. While it would be easy to actually fob off any of the three owing to the frame aspect, the primary thing is that as far as the remainder of the loco's are concerned, being above footplate, pretty well everything on the high framed 32's are identical to what is found or was found on the low framed loco's. In that regard, those involved in the research would have the abilities to check out the those loco's, & take note of anything that may be different to that on 3265.
As for the funnel, it was initially raised by another person not myself, but certainly on photo's I have seen, its not a good look. The headlight bracket, is something that other manufacturers seem to get ok, & I have not had a headlight fall off through being not robust.
It would however be good to advertise & inform potential purchasers of things like the headlight white lense, more especially the water delivery pipes, after all it was said on the blog that it was being fixed. The other items I could mention are also not found on other manufacturers models either. What it seems is that the factory that is being used for this model, & I would hazard a guess that it will also do the 30T, must not be very experienced in the production of steam locomotives when compared to others that are used.
Thing is though, when its said that when input was sought, & was given, much of it was not taken on board, be that from anything I put forward or from others, it was then said that the samples had already been produced & not able to be corrected. In some ways understandable but, not everyone can read the multi coloured drawings either especially to find problems with them, the drawings usually come out looking ok, but its only in the actual translation in the production that the problems are found, by which point of time, it appears to be too late to do anything, especially with molded on items.
in the end as has been found already there is one or two happy modellers with their purchase & no doubt so will a majority of others who buy them.