Discussion Forum: Thread 235406

 Author: RoswellGinny View Messages Posted By RoswellGinny
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 10:40
 Subject: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 203 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

RoswellGinny (812)

Location:  USA, Georgia
Member Since Contact Type Status
May 9, 2016 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Wild Bricks GA
What makes these Brick, Modified:

http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=30603#T=P
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=30601#T=P
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=47457#T=P
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=33243#T=P
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=6191#T=P

but these Slope, Curved:

http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=8781#T=P
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=30602#T=P


???? I swear every time I think I have know a part by sight I realize I am completely
off.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 11:21
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 59 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

SylvainLS (25)

Location:  France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Member Since Contact Type Status
Apr 25, 2014 Contact Member Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
[Just replacing links with macros]

In Catalog, RoswellGinny writes:
  What makes these Brick, Modified:

 
Part No: 30603  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with 3 Side Pistons Raised
* 
30603 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with 3 Side Pistons Raised
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 30601  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with Angled Side Block Extensions
* 
30601 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with Angled Side Block Extensions
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 47457  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 x 2/3 Two Studs, Curved Slope End
* 
47457 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 x 2/3 Two Studs, Curved Slope End
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 33243  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 3 x 2 with Curved Top
* 
33243 Brick, Modified 1 x 3 x 2 with Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

but these Slope, Curved:

 
Part No: 30602  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs
* 
30602 Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs
Parts: Slope, Curved
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=30602#T=P

[This last link wrong besides 8781=30602]

  
???? I swear every time I think I have know a part by sight I realize I am completely
off.
 Author: SylvainLS View Messages Posted By SylvainLS
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 11:30
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 47 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

SylvainLS (25)

Location:  France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine
Member Since Contact Type Status
Apr 25, 2014 Contact Member Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  [Just replacing links with macros]

In Catalog, RoswellGinny writes:
  What makes these Brick, Modified:

 
Part No: 30603  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with 3 Side Pistons Raised
* 
30603 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with 3 Side Pistons Raised
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 30601  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with Angled Side Block Extensions
* 
30601 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with Angled Side Block Extensions
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 47457  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 x 2/3 Two Studs, Curved Slope End
* 
47457 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 x 2/3 Two Studs, Curved Slope End
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 33243  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 3 x 2 with Curved Top
* 
33243 Brick, Modified 1 x 3 x 2 with Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

but these Slope, Curved:

 
Part No: 30602  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs
* 
30602 Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs
Parts: Slope, Curved
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=30602#T=P

[This last link wrong besides 8781=30602]

I meant, “BL database id 8781” == “part id 30602”, whereas “BL database id 30602”
doesn’t exist.

  
  ???? I swear every time I think I have know a part by sight I realize I am completely
off.

And you might be interested in this discussion: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1082464
 Author: leopard37 View Messages Posted By leopard37
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 11:50
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 49 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

leopard37 (728)

Location:  Canada, Alberta
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jul 15, 2015 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Leopard37
In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  [Just replacing links with macros]

In Catalog, RoswellGinny writes:
  What makes these Brick, Modified:

 
Part No: 30603  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with 3 Side Pistons Raised
* 
30603 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with 3 Side Pistons Raised
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 30601  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with Angled Side Block Extensions
* 
30601 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with Angled Side Block Extensions
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 47457  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 x 2/3 Two Studs, Curved Slope End
* 
47457 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 x 2/3 Two Studs, Curved Slope End
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 33243  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 3 x 2 with Curved Top
* 
33243 Brick, Modified 1 x 3 x 2 with Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

but these Slope, Curved:

 
Part No: 30602  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs
* 
30602 Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs
Parts: Slope, Curved
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=30602#T=P

[This last link wrong besides 8781=30602]

I meant, “BL database id 8781” == “part id 30602”, whereas “BL database id 30602”
doesn’t exist.

  
  ???? I swear every time I think I have know a part by sight I realize I am completely
off.

And you might be interested in this discussion: https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1082464

Both of these discussion are very logical. Can we have a catmin chime in as to
why certain pieces are classified as such. How do we go about a change?

Tyson.
 Author: jonwil View Messages Posted By jonwil
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 19:09
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 31 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

jonwil (62)

Location:  Australia, Western Australia
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jul 9, 2002 Member Does Not Allow Contact Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
IMO a good way to solve the problems of pieces being hard to find would be to
add a tags feature to Bricklink. Users would submit tags for items in the catalog
via the usual catalog forms and the BL catalog admins would the approve or not
approve the tags.

When searching, tags would be searched as well.
 Author: 62Bricks View Messages Posted By 62Bricks
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 19:35
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 41 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

62Bricks (716)

Location:  USA, Missouri
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jan 27, 2002 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: 62 Bricks
In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  [Just replacing links with macros]

In Catalog, RoswellGinny writes:
  What makes these Brick, Modified:

 
Part No: 30603  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with 3 Side Pistons Raised
* 
30603 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with 3 Side Pistons Raised
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 30601  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with Angled Side Block Extensions
* 
30601 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 No Studs, Sloped with Angled Side Block Extensions
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 47457  Name: Brick, Modified 2 x 2 x 2/3 Two Studs, Curved Slope End
* 
47457 Brick, Modified 2 x 2 x 2/3 Two Studs, Curved Slope End
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 33243  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 3 x 2 with Curved Top
* 
33243 Brick, Modified 1 x 3 x 2 with Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

but these Slope, Curved:

 
Part No: 30602  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs
* 
30602 Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs
Parts: Slope, Curved
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=30602#T=P

[This last link wrong besides 8781=30602]

  
???? I swear every time I think I have know a part by sight I realize I am completely
off.

My favorite are these two:

 
Part No: 61068  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
* 
61068 Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
Parts: Slope, Curved
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

Same piece, different dimensions, different categories.
 Author: PurpleDave View Messages Posted By PurpleDave
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 20:00
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 39 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

PurpleDave (937)

Location:  USA, Michigan
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2003 Member Does Not Allow Contact Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  My favorite are these two:

 
Part No: 61068  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
* 
61068 Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
Parts: Slope, Curved
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

Same piece, different dimensions, different categories.

Um...what? Totally different piece, actually different dimensions, and I'm
not sure what the logic is on the last one. Maybe it has to do with the fact
that the tall part has a lower section that really is brick-like (no curves,
no slopes, just like if someone had chopped off the top of a 1x4 brick and added
the curved section to the top).
 Author: 62Bricks View Messages Posted By 62Bricks
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 20:32
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 51 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

62Bricks (716)

Location:  USA, Missouri
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jan 27, 2002 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: 62 Bricks
In Catalog, PurpleDave writes:
  In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  My favorite are these two:

 
Part No: 61068  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
* 
61068 Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
Parts: Slope, Curved
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

Same piece, different dimensions, different categories.

Um...what? Totally different piece, actually different dimensions, and I'm
not sure what the logic is on the last one. Maybe it has to do with the fact
that the tall part has a lower section that really is brick-like (no curves,
no slopes, just like if someone had chopped off the top of a 1x4 brick and added
the curved section to the top).

As I said: same piece, different dimensions, just as

 
Part No: 3003  Name: Brick 2 x 2
* 
3003 Brick 2 x 2
Parts: Brick
and
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick
are the same piece, different dimensions.
 Author: 62Bricks View Messages Posted By 62Bricks
 Posted: Apr 19, 2018 20:47
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 57 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

62Bricks (716)

Location:  USA, Missouri
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jan 27, 2002 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: 62 Bricks
In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  In Catalog, PurpleDave writes:
  In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  My favorite are these two:

 
Part No: 61068  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
* 
61068 Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
Parts: Slope, Curved
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

Same piece, different dimensions, different categories.

Um...what? Totally different piece, actually different dimensions, and I'm
not sure what the logic is on the last one. Maybe it has to do with the fact
that the tall part has a lower section that really is brick-like (no curves,
no slopes, just like if someone had chopped off the top of a 1x4 brick and added
the curved section to the top).

As I said: same piece, different dimensions, just as

 
Part No: 3003  Name: Brick 2 x 2
* 
3003 Brick 2 x 2
Parts: Brick
and
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick
are the same piece, different dimensions.

Or these:
 
Part No: 87580  Name: Plate, Modified 2 x 2 with Groove and 1 Stud in Center (Jumper)
* 
87580 Plate, Modified 2 x 2 with Groove and 1 Stud in Center (Jumper)
Parts: Plate, Modified
 
Part No: 3794  Name: Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud (Jumper) (Undetermined Type)
* 
3794 Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud (Jumper) (Undetermined Type)
Parts: Plate, Modified
and
 
Part No: 6576  Name: Plate, Modified 4 x 8 with Studs in Center
* 
6576 Plate, Modified 4 x 8 with Studs in Center
Parts: Plate, Modified

are modified plates

 
Part No: 33909  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 2 with Studs on Edge
* 
33909 Tile, Modified 2 x 2 with Studs on Edge
Parts: Tile, Modified
 
Part No: 88646  Name: Tile, Modified 3 x 4 with 4 Studs in Center
* 
88646 Tile, Modified 3 x 4 with 4 Studs in Center
Parts: Tile, Modified
 
Part No: 6179  Name: Tile, Modified 4 x 4 with Studs on Edge
* 
6179 Tile, Modified 4 x 4 with Studs on Edge
Parts: Tile, Modified
and
 
Part No: 6180  Name: Tile, Modified 4 x 6 with Studs on Edges
* 
6180 Tile, Modified 4 x 6 with Studs on Edges
Parts: Tile, Modified

are modified tiles. All the same piece, really - a plate-height part with fewer
than the full array of studs on the top. The placement or number of the studs,
relative flat space, etc. makes no apparent difference. Neither does the underside.

It's arbitrary, and that's just the way it is. Doesn't have to be
that way, but it's clear there's little logic to how it stands now.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Apr 20, 2018 07:01
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 42 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

yorbrick (597)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Apr 11, 2011 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: My collection of bricks
In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  In Catalog, PurpleDave writes:
  In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  My favorite are these two:

 
Part No: 61068  Name: Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
* 
61068 Slope, Curved 2 x 4 x 2/3 No Studs without Bottom Tubes
Parts: Slope, Curved
 
Part No: 6191  Name: Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
* 
6191 Brick, Modified 1 x 4 x 1 1/3 No Studs, Curved Top
Parts: Brick, Modified

Same piece, different dimensions, different categories.

Um...what? Totally different piece, actually different dimensions, and I'm
not sure what the logic is on the last one. Maybe it has to do with the fact
that the tall part has a lower section that really is brick-like (no curves,
no slopes, just like if someone had chopped off the top of a 1x4 brick and added
the curved section to the top).

As I said: same piece, different dimensions, just as

 
Part No: 3003  Name: Brick 2 x 2
* 
3003 Brick 2 x 2
Parts: Brick
and
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick
are the same piece, different dimensions.

Or these:
 
Part No: 87580  Name: Plate, Modified 2 x 2 with Groove and 1 Stud in Center (Jumper)
* 
87580 Plate, Modified 2 x 2 with Groove and 1 Stud in Center (Jumper)
Parts: Plate, Modified
 
Part No: 3794  Name: Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud (Jumper) (Undetermined Type)
* 
3794 Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud (Jumper) (Undetermined Type)
Parts: Plate, Modified
and
 
Part No: 6576  Name: Plate, Modified 4 x 8 with Studs in Center
* 
6576 Plate, Modified 4 x 8 with Studs in Center
Parts: Plate, Modified

are modified plates



  
 
Part No: 33909  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 2 with Studs on Edge
* 
33909 Tile, Modified 2 x 2 with Studs on Edge
Parts: Tile, Modified

This one is as close to a tile as it is to a plate. It is two studs added or
two removed. So could go in eiter.

  
 
Part No: 88646  Name: Tile, Modified 3 x 4 with 4 Studs in Center
* 
88646 Tile, Modified 3 x 4 with 4 Studs in Center
Parts: Tile, Modified

This one is closer to a tile than a plate (4 added / 8 removed) although the
unmodified tile doesn't exist.

  
 
Part No: 6179  Name: Tile, Modified 4 x 4 with Studs on Edge
* 
6179 Tile, Modified 4 x 4 with Studs on Edge
Parts: Tile, Modified

Again closer to a tile than a plate.


Of course,the jumpers are also closer to tiles. The 1x2 has 1 removed or added,
but in the case of a plate, it is also shifted (and a different stud). The new
2x3 has 1 removed and 2 shifted (plate) or 2 added (tile). But jumpers are modified
plates.

In a sense, a tile is a modified plate (a plate with all studs removed).

It is hard to understand sometimes, but you just have to learn to look in both.

A bigger imrpovement for me would be to have sub-categories or filters for printed
and stickered parts, as at least those could then easily be removed from searches
when you are trying to find a part.
 Author: PurpleDave View Messages Posted By PurpleDave
 Posted: Apr 20, 2018 21:05
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 34 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

PurpleDave (937)

Location:  USA, Michigan
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2003 Member Does Not Allow Contact Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In Catalog, yorbrick writes:
  Of course,the jumpers are also closer to tiles. The 1x2 has 1 removed or added,
but in the case of a plate, it is also shifted (and a different stud). The new
2x3 has 1 removed and 2 shifted (plate) or 2 added (tile). But jumpers are modified
plates.

In all cases, jumper plates have a stud pattern that repeats on the same interval
as a regular plate, on the condition that it not result in half-studs on any
edges. It just so happens that only one jumper plate is long enough in any one
dimension to fit more than one stud adjacent to each other.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: Apr 21, 2018 15:54
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 32 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

yorbrick (597)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Apr 11, 2011 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: My collection of bricks
In Catalog, PurpleDave writes:
  In Catalog, yorbrick writes:
  Of course,the jumpers are also closer to tiles. The 1x2 has 1 removed or added,
but in the case of a plate, it is also shifted (and a different stud). The new
2x3 has 1 removed and 2 shifted (plate) or 2 added (tile). But jumpers are modified
plates.

In all cases, jumper plates have a stud pattern that repeats on the same interval
as a regular plate, on the condition that it not result in half-studs on any
edges. It just so happens that only one jumper plate is long enough in any one
dimension to fit more than one stud adjacent to each other.

I understand that.

But if you break it down into distinct operations to get from one part to another,
you have (for a 1x2 jumper):

From tile: add open stud. 1 operation in total.

From plate: remove one stud, shift remaining stud, change stud type. 3 operations
in total.

Of course, you can add another operation for both for the underside too for the
new jumpers. And strictly should also take into account the groove. But those
are minor.

Not that it matters too much, as once you learn where they are (or how to find
them) you can get to them in the catalogue relatively quickly.
 Author: PurpleDave View Messages Posted By PurpleDave
 Posted: Apr 20, 2018 21:03
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 30 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

PurpleDave (937)

Location:  USA, Michigan
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jun 28, 2003 Member Does Not Allow Contact Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  As I said: same piece, different dimensions, just as

 
Part No: 3003  Name: Brick 2 x 2
* 
3003 Brick 2 x 2
Parts: Brick
and
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick
are the same piece, different dimensions.

 
Part No: 3010  Name: Brick 1 x 4
* 
3010 Brick 1 x 4
Parts: Brick
 
Part No: 3710  Name: Plate 1 x 4
* 
3710 Plate 1 x 4
Parts: Plate

_These_ are the same piece, different dimensions. 6191 has no slope traits.
Slopes terminate at a tiny (less than 1 plate height) vertical edge, regardless
of whether they're regular slopes or curved slopes (there are some airplane
fuselage pieces that maybe don't belong in Slope, Curved). 6191 blends smoothly
from the curve directly into what could have easily been accomplished by setting
a shorter version on top of a plate with the same footprint.
 Author: 62Bricks View Messages Posted By 62Bricks
 Posted: Apr 21, 2018 10:31
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 34 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

62Bricks (716)

Location:  USA, Missouri
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jan 27, 2002 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: 62 Bricks
In Catalog, PurpleDave writes:
  In Catalog, 62Bricks writes:
  As I said: same piece, different dimensions, just as

 
Part No: 3003  Name: Brick 2 x 2
* 
3003 Brick 2 x 2
Parts: Brick
and
 
Part No: 3001  Name: Brick 2 x 4
* 
3001 Brick 2 x 4
Parts: Brick
are the same piece, different dimensions.

 
Part No: 3010  Name: Brick 1 x 4
* 
3010 Brick 1 x 4
Parts: Brick
 
Part No: 3710  Name: Plate 1 x 4
* 
3710 Plate 1 x 4
Parts: Plate

_These_ are the same piece, different dimensions. 6191 has no slope traits.
Slopes terminate at a tiny (less than 1 plate height) vertical edge, regardless
of whether they're regular slopes or curved slopes (there are some airplane
fuselage pieces that maybe don't belong in Slope, Curved). 6191 blends smoothly
from the curve directly into what could have easily been accomplished by setting
a shorter version on top of a plate with the same footprint.

Yes, the 1x4 plate and 1x4 brick are the same piece, different dimensions. They
are placed in separate categories that differentiate based on one of those dimensions
- height.

The two curved slopes are morphologically the same piece as well, and although
they have different dimensions, the "modified brick" and "slope" categories are
not differentiated by dimension. There is nothing inherent to those categories
that distinguishes between the two pieces. They should be in the same category,
whatever it might be. Probably with the slopes.
 Author: LordInTheNorth View Messages Posted By LordInTheNorth
 Posted: Apr 21, 2018 09:28
 Subject: Re: That part is in WHAT category?
 Viewed: 36 times
 Topic: Catalog
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

LordInTheNorth (2363)

Location:  USA, Minnesota
Member Since Contact Type Status
Dec 5, 2016 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Lord In The North Bricks
YA ... those parts make organizing some of my less frequently picked parts hard
to do. If it were up to me I would move several of those to curved slopes category.
You could always request a catalog change. Might make things complicated in the
short term but seems more right in the long term.

Try requesting new parts and doing inventories ... it is fun.

What category should this part go in? and who will flame me later because of
my split second decision? (Questions in my head while I request a new part)

LITN