ZONIE wrote:Oh, by the way Steve, I am hard to offend, as I used to be a machinist. Besides, I respect your opinions.
Thats a relief
I really didnt want to cause any upset.
My main issue is not with the height, more the position of the window, which would be far too low to see through from a standing position, which kind of cancels out the advantages of a standing cab
Enclosed cabs that allow an adult to stand upright, are very rare in the real world of 15" gauge. As far as I am aware, only 2 have ever been built, one in Japan, the other here in the UK. Both were steam loco's and featured dropped footplates to keep the overall height and weight as low as possible. There may have been more and I would be very interested to hear if anybody else knows of any.
Just my opinion and others may disagree, but I think if you go for a higher cab like this, it is better to use the proportions of a loco from a wider gauge, say 18" or even 24", which will keep everything tied together. Both Christopher Payne and John Baxter do this very well and as a result, their models do look very convincing. I hope this does help a little.