I have seen (and partially understood!) a series of posts concerning this new locomotive model from LENZ.
These are currently in the Forum section:
Spur 0 Planen und Bauen
(DB Regelspur) Lenz BR 94 - top cylinder cover
My understanding is that there is a perceived error with the 'top cylinder cover' over the cylinders which spoils the whole appearance of the model when viewed from the front. As I read it, this unit is believed to be too narrow, giving an increased distance between its outer edge and the face of the cylinder block, and there are a series of ideas as to how this visual error can most easily be rectified.
Although it does not solve the problem of how the model looks, I believe that the cause might be somewhat different.
In MIBA 08/09 there is a review of the model. On page 47 there is a table of dimensions - prototype, true scale and model. This gives a true scale distance between cylinder centre lines of 48 mm and a model distance of 51.4 mm - an increase of 3.4 mm. This is not unusual on models to provide sufficient clearance for over scale, in thickness, coupling rods and valve gear.
If I am correct, it could be that the top cylinder cover is actually correct and the cylinders are the problem, being too far out by 1.7 mm on each side of the model - giving the same visual result, but by a different route..
This would certainly solve the comments as to the whole front aspect of the locomotive being wrong as the cylinder blocks are much larger, and hence more obvious, than the top cylinder cover.
Modifying the top cylinder cover might make matters look a little better, but not resolve the underlying appearance. Resolving cylinder misplacement would be a whole lot more difficult, if not a total impossibility
Any views from other modellers as to whether I might be correct, or at least looking in the right direction?
Please excuse this post being here, rather than in the correct thread, as it is beyond my limited German.