I took a drive to my not-so-local LHS a while back to pick up a some air horns for my SW1200RS units. I found the part I needed, so I bought two of them. I had neglected to bring along my reading glasses, so it wasn’t until I got home that I discovered both parts have big unsightly blobs of whatever bronze material the manufacturer used to make these things.
There’s no point driving 45 minutes to return them. This sort of thing gets me annoyed. I bought two of the same detail part for the two locomotives, and both parts have the exact same blob in the exact same spot. Is there no way that they can catch this kind of mistake when they manufacture the parts?