Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Tender Trap 6

After my post yesterday about the Yonezawa Toys train set (and the incorrectly positioned tender). I decided to do a little more research. I found a complete set available for sale on eBay -- and a very reasonable price -- and another example of the "tender trap".

Things start out so well, too. Look at that box lid. No question there  how the cars should line up.

And look at that fine profile on the side of the box. Yes, it's clear that the coal load should go towards the locomotive cab.

Ah, even sitting in the box the tender's facing the right direction (although the caboose is out of sequence). How nice.

And now it's setup and -- ?! OK, the tender's facing the right direction, but it's in the middle of the train.

All they had to do was just follow the pictures -- how hard is that? Gaaah!

(Good price on the set though...)

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