This has been asked like a million times, and I feel I should talk a bit more about the scale, and why is it the way it is.
When Traincraft was started by Spitfire4466 long time ago, the vanilla game didn’t have much, and the carts seemed to be big enough. Even the locos he made were about the size of the vanilla cart. But the people started making bigger models, and the system crashed. And now it’s been like this ever since. In my personal opinion, Minecraft is and should be viewed like a miniature world even though it’s supposed to be “to scale” with the block being 1m X 1m X 1m. But that falls out very fast when you have trees only 3-4m tall and mountains like we’re in the Netherlands. It just isn’t working. And I feel trains should also be like that. Slightly miniature. Because if the trains are bigger than your house it just isn’t real. But that’s just me, and not the main reason why we’ve kept trains small.
The main reasons being this, among other things:
- Code changes
1. If we make trains big, forget Railcraft compatibility, ability to load and unload, the use of vanilla hoppers (yes they work). Forget trains be able to use switches and other things. This among other issues explained in the next paragraph.
2. Code changes would be massive, we’d basically have to rewrite the majority of our code, which coincidentally relies heavily on Railcraft API, which again is an issue (see paragraph 1). Now for a mod that’s just starting like RoW this is ok since you have to start from 0, but if you already have over 89,000 lines of code already written then it becomes a problem. Not to mention we’d have to code new tracks, loaders/unloaders, and so on. This would probably take forever.
3. A lot of trains would have to be remodeled and no one person would have the time to do all the locos, and carts. And there’s some quality we do keep, so crowd sourcing is out of the question.
Now I hope this illustrates a clear picture to those, that just say “I want dem trainz BIGG” and do not think what it actually means. So for the reasons above, no we won’t be making the trains bigger any time soon. Sorry.
But let’s just see what the future brings, I feel like something big is on it’s way.
tl;dr No, we won’t make them bigger.
Here’s a picture of a dog hitting a tree, so you won’t feel too depressed when reading this. If indeed anyone actually reads this.