T Gauge Display Module

Mark Watson Apr 27, 2018

  1. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    Project rotation has made it's way back to T Gauge. This week I started building a display module.

    I sat down for a few hours to brainstorm some ideas, but nothing came together. So, I just went for it, grabbed a piece of 750mm flex and built a frame. Once I had a better understanding of just how much room so little space has in T Gauge, I came up with this small town siding and Co-op.

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    The next task will be to build a T Gauge C40 turnout. This will be fun.:eek:
     
  2. RBrodzinsky

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    Love the hi-tech grain silos
     
  3. Kurt Moose

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    Oooooh, this is gonna be good!:rolleyes:
     
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    they do make turnouts I have one I got back in 2011 part number R-016 is a left hand not sure on the right hand number as lost the packaging
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    Yes, but the manufactured turnouts in T are comparable to a Brio turnout. :LOL:

    I'm going for a #8 or #10 which I'll build myself. The first step is filing PCB ties to the correct width.
    Oh what have I gotten myself into...

    N Scale PBC Ties becoming T Gauge PBC Ties.
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  7. Mark Watson

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    Making Tiny T Gauge Turnout Ties is a Tedious Task.

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  8. RBrodzinsky

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    Don't sneeze!
     
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    It's just so adorable! :rolleyes::rolleyes:

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    How are you going to get those ties gapped, especially the third from the right? Did you pre-gap the ties between the guard rails and frog?
     
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    Should be able to just scrape them with several passes of an xacto blade.

    The biggest issue with this one though is the frog 'pot hole'.
    It works, but I'll use it as a practice. I'm going to print some scaled Fast Tracks templates for the next one. This one I just built free-hand.
     
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    Congrats for the turnout !!!:whistle::)

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  14. Mark Watson

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    I was never really satisfied with my first T Gauge Turnout so last night I finally sat down and built a new one. This time I followed a paper template, scaled down from an N Scale #10. Much better now.


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  15. Kez

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    I'll take ten, when you can get around to it.... :LOL:

    Very nicely done, Mark. Let us know how well it functions!
     

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