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Generally yes, but there will always be exceptions to the rule! Playing Devil's Advocate here...DevilDrummer wrote: i always thought scaled down versions (like the romney engines etc.) were miniatures and ones designed from scratch for that guage (like the heywood and festiniog etc.) were narrow guage.
just my personal view
We have had this debate before. If it is a smaller version of a prototype, be it standard gauge or otherwise and it can pull people it is a miniature. If it is table top, then it is a model. My opinion is that the cross over will be around 2.5" gauge, although non working model can be built to a larger scale.sandshifter wrote: Is a 7 1/4" gauge scale model of a quarry Hunslet a miniature or narrow gauge loco?
i wouldve said miniature because its a scaled down version, the original wasnt designed for 7 1/4.sandshifter wrote: Is a 7 1/4" gauge scale model of a quarry Hunslet a miniature or narrow gauge loco?
Just to muddy the waters a bit more, Colin, my interpretation would be:sandshifter wrote:wrote: Is a 7 1/4" gauge scale model of a quarry Hunslet a miniature or narrow gauge loco?
Indeed we have, I have now located it here.DGH wrote:We have had this debate before.
I have a funny feeling you might be rightDGH wrote:I am sure the debate will go on for time immemorial.
Mick, you're wrong. The Tinkerbell design is based (loosely) on Heywood's No.4 Katie, but with a bit on the back for the driver to be relatively comfortable.MickT wrote:
BUT, if a 7¼" gauge loco is a stand-alone design in its own right, ie not a model of something else, then I would say it is Narrow Gauge and not a miniature - ergo the Moors Valley/Tinkerbelle designs and the design successors are stand-alone, incorporate their own design features and are not models of anything else - therefore: Freelance.
It's funny you should say that, because we were having a discussion along those lines at school today. Well, we were talking about writer's intentions vs. director's interpretation in drama, but it's the same principle.DGH wrote: Who are we to try to change history and the comments made by the makers.