Freelance model

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Freelance's company Locomotive

The term freelance, in the aerial, railway, naval, or bus model building, indicates a company which does not base its products on existing livery. Freelance models are sometimes frowned upon in the model building community, although the adopted material is in reduced scale, they are not models of existing items, but are designed by the model builder.

Due to the lower cost (no licensing fees etc.), this type of model is quite popular in the United States. In Europe, it has yet to catch on, although there are a few companies with freelance model lines.

Freelance Companies[edit]

Railway[edit]

  • FTL - Ferrovie e Tranvie Locali - Local Railroads and Tramways
  • Beetrains
  • SAFF - Società Anonima Ferrovie Federate - Joint-stock company Federate Railroads
  • So.Ge.R.I.T.
  • SITAV Società Intermodale Trasporti Alta Valle - High Valley Intermodal Society Transport
  • FRA Ferrovie Regionali dell'Appennino - Regional Railways of Apennine

Bus[edit]

  • SAFF - Società Anonima Ferrovie Federate - Joint-stock company Federate Railroads