Personally, I feel that if you stand back about 20 feet, turn around and close your eyes, it looks pretty good.
But, there are folks out there that are happy with the Large Lad. However, I notice you never see any photos of it next to a Challenger...
(The other) Rusty
I believe that we all are in agreement that the Little Lad is not the world's greatest model. Not S scale, but it is S gauge. It was never intended for the hard-bitten scale crowd. The Challenger and the U33 with scale flanges were in an advanced stage of development before the BB's were ever delivered. In the Gilbert Flyer world (or demi-world) of coal loaders, Mystic stations, No. 355's, 21155's, etc., however, the BB is a source of operational enjoyment under TMCC. In that intended mission and within the broader of interests in S, it has been reasonably successful.