1:22,5 G-scale, (45mm track), live steam „reconstruction“ of the
Kitson Meyer Type5 with additional rackzylinders 0+8+6+0 for the Transandine Railways, Chile/Argentinia
"The Semmering trials of 1851 market the real beginning of the development of articulated engines, because the line through the pass of the name in Austria abounded in steep inclines, sharp curves, tunnels and lofty double-deck viaducts. Varius ingenious ideas were patented, and tried to produce a locomotive with many coupled wheels on a flexible base, but by 1900 three main types had emerged the Fairlie, the Meyer, and the semi-articulated type the Mallet, all named after their originators. ...."
(from Hills/Patrick "Beyer Peacock locomotive buildert to the world")
Not all of the six machines are scrappt. There are some survivers in Argentina and Chile.

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The book "KITSON MEYER ARTICULATED LOCOMOTIVES by Donald Binns" make it possible to start the reconstruction of the Kitson Meyer Type5 with additional rackzylinders 0+8+6+0 for the Transandine Railways, Chile/Argentinia 1:22,5 G-scale live steam
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