Is it me or is anyone else disappointed with the length and minimum curve radius of some of the matching passenger cars that come with some of the newer Legacy diesel engines in the past few catalogues ?
For instance, in the 2021 catalogue they show some great PA AA locomotives that will run down to O-36, which is great for hobbyists who want the details and features of a Legacy product and have smaller layouts with O-36 or O-48 curves, but then they make matching 21" passenger cars that have an O-54 minimum curve which can't be used by the small layout runner with the same engine.
Same with the E8 Legacy diesels in the 2020 catalogue. I'd love to get the B&M engine with the matching passenger car set. The engine will easily negotiate my O-36 and O-48 curves but the passenger cars require O-54.
I have no problem with 21" passenger cars, but it makes no sense to me that Lionel would make an engine capable of running on smaller curves and then make matching passenger cars that will not.
C'mon Lionel - either design 21" passenger cars that will negotiate the same size curves as the engine that goes with them or make a separate 14"-16" set of passenger cars that will.