Hmmm, I think you're right, the top half looks freelance, but the lower levels look to have disproportionate attention to certain features, like the holes in the tender frames. Also the latter (unpainted) bits of the valve gear look strange in comparison to the rest of the motion, as if done by two different people. Use of horn castings on the tender and castings for the cylinders but perhaps not for the driving wheels seems strange. I'm judging by the surroundings (and the loco) that the picture isn't from UK (or am I wrong) - location might help in determining the design. Also what gauge is it? Yours, Rich. On Wed, 1 Jul 2009, Alan Stepney 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 > > > Alan > > 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.