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 Posted: Fri Mar 5th, 2010 08:35 pm
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Nicely said indeed!!

One of the great things about this hobby is that there are a whole lot more right ways to do things than there are wrong ways.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 5th, 2010 05:44 pm
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"Build what you want and anybody who has a problem with it can go jump in the lake!"

This is just terrible....I agree with Woody again! Some of my models are as accurate as I can make them, considering the very small size of the models. I do think that freelance models look much, much better if they are credible. A freelance loco almost has to be designed first as a full scale working loco.

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 Posted: Tue Apr 6th, 2010 12:09 am
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You had better watch out, agreeing with me can get you in trouble pronto! Over the years, I have seen freelance models that rival...no, exceed most "nuts & bolts, accurate to the bone" models. One thing that freelancers put into their models is SOUL...

There, I said it!                                   Woodie



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Do the proto layouts get to sterile and loose the fun? I don't know but the freelanced stuff sure looks like it invites you to have good time.

Anyway a



is always more fun :glad:


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 Posted: Wed Apr 14th, 2010 06:04 pm
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Having taken an interest in replicating old clockwork style locos I learnt that the main effort of the forefathers of model railways was to get the thing to work!

In the beginning 'freelancing' was the norm, just so long as it looked like a loco. One Greenley book I have, on electric railways, has a double bogie Kitson Meyer loco with the outline of a pretty standard British tank engine. As far as I know nothing like it was ever made in reality.

It really depends on whether you want a model railway - just about impossible to scale,(in H0 1 mile is around 60') or a model loco, easy to scale. If it is a railway then a tinplate Hornby layout with everything, locos, coaches and wagons on four wheels is fine.

I think the word required is 'impressionist'. A model railway is an 'impression' of a real railway so if the whole is an impression then the detail can be to.



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 Posted: Wed Apr 14th, 2010 06:26 pm
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Bit like this then, my latest freelance



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 Posted: Wed Apr 14th, 2010 06:38 pm
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This loco looks like I suppose it should! I am not familiar with what I believe is a Kitson (right?) but it looks just right to me and I am sure it would pass muster by anyone's standards. Very fine work and I'll bet it is impressive to watch when pulling a train with the valve gear working. Freelance? It looks like the real thing to me. You should be proud of this one.

                                Woodie



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Thanks Woody. It will look a lot better with the handrails and when it is lined and weathered. I tried to keep the 'kitson look' by basing it on the Kitsons built for the Leek and Manifold NG line



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 Posted: Thu Apr 15th, 2010 01:11 pm
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Meyer Articulated Locomotives
The definitive history

Donald Binns & Gunter Koch

A trackside Publication

ISBN 1.900095.07.6

Kitson Meyer Articulated Locomotives
the definitive history

Donald Binns

A locomotives international special number

ISBN 0 907941.37.0

As I used to work at Kitson College in Leeds (new name now) I know no more than anyone else on the subject except that Kitsons disapeared in the 1920s - dodgy dealings rumoured so nothing reallychanges!!




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 Posted: Thu Apr 15th, 2010 01:19 pm
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Now having looked at my Kitson Meyer book the nearest to a UK outline are some 2-8 + 8-0 supplied to Spain in 1908



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