The appearance of the ex Danish State Railway MZ3 JT36C (?) things in Australia has indeed added a different shape on the metals. Any Danes viewing this posting must forgive me, but my initial impression and I continue in this thinking when spying these units was YUCK. Plus, I do wonder if the train crew get neck pain from needing to bend with the slope of the windows.
These shots taken at Blayney NSW. I believe of the 16 units acquired by the IRA (yeh, I also thought that this moniker was a tad strange) taht currently only 10 are in operation. A "steering wheel" of all things on the control stand. Definitely a European design. I have never had to manipulate such controls, so do not know how they perform in comparison with the normal control stand that I am used to.