Hi there Alan, Curiously...the new copy of Model Engineer came through my letterbox yesterday (the one with the rework of LBSC's Canterbury Lamb on the front cover). Inside the front cover was an advert for a kit for a 7.25" gauge version of Effie. The wheels for this are the spitting image of the ones on your mystery loco. Was slightly curious about the company selling it: I'd be interested in your thoughts Alan (unless my memory if playing up). Yours, Rich. On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Tim Kirby wrote: > On 7/1/09 2:00 AM, "Alan Stepney" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >> Someone has sent me this photo of a locomotive, and asked if >> I can identify the design. >> My immediate response is "freelance", but I could be wrong. >> Any opinions? >> >> http://www.alanstepney.info/project9.jpg > > I would bet on it being "not real" as far as steam is concerned. > I don't recognize the valve gear at all and I don't think it's > viable. It looks like something supposed to look like valve gear. > The tender looks more like a footstool and I would suspect contains > some sort of motive power unit to push it along. > > At least, based on that one photograph. > > Looks like a Mediterranean location... > > My $0.02 > > Tim > -- > Tim Kirby trk@xxxxxxxxxx > > > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. > > To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, > modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject > line. > MODEL ENGINEERING DISCUSSION LIST. To UNSUBSCRIBE from this list, send a blank email to, modeleng-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject line.