T Gauge interest?

BoxcabE50 Nov 29, 2017

  1. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    N runs on a 9mm gauge, Nn3 uses 6.5mm and that scales out to 40.96 inches. T Gauge is 3mm, or 18.88 inches.
     
  2. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    How badly would Z scale equipment on T scale track correspond to narrow gauge Z?
     
  3. bremner

    bremner Staff Member

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    3mm in Z is 25.96 inches
     
  4. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Plenty close to the Maine 2 Foot narrow gauge RRs.
     
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  5. jtomstarr

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    BoxcabE50 and All,

    That’s my initial thought! For N-SCALE 2 Foot.

    Tom
     
  6. southernnscale

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    This is really cool! People say Z scale is hard to do! I have 3D printed lots of stuff for Z scale ! Now the trick is to be able to print in 1:480 scale. with all there rules with wall size and support wire size. It' hard enough to get them to print rivets in Z scale they have to be a little out of scale. This T scale seem really interesting and you probably be able to put in the drawer of a dresser and have a complete layout! sound strange but fun! Lets start the show!! where the Pop Corn!!!!
     
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  7. jtomstarr

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    I wonder if anyone has the gumption to model S.R. &. R.L RR’s 2-6-2 or a S.R.& R.L. RR Forney in T-Gauge. If so I would like to see the end result.

    Tom
     
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  8. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Me too!!
     
  9. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    So, what you're saying is T gauge track with Z scale rolling stock is roughly 2-foot narrow gauge Z (Zn2)? I can honestly say I have never heard such a term before, but the Maine two-foot gauge in Zn2 would be cool to see!

     
  10. jtomstarr

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    All,
    I was thinking more along the lines of Nn3 N-SCALE shells on T-gauge mechanisms which might equal to Nn2. And there’s the possibility with Z-SCALE as HemiAdda2d mentioned.

    Tom
     
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  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Tom is correct. It would be N scale on T chassis. This would be such as using an Z diesel shell, and adapting an N cab to fit, plus N details.

    This is how HOn30 is done, when simulating 2 ft type operations.
     
  12. jtomstarr

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    I showed my Brother who is a former Modelrailroader in S-SCALE the wikipedia page on T-GAUGE is in order to get the gist of what T-GAUGE is and its ratio in modelrailtoading. He got it!

    Tom
     
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  13. Metro Red Line

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    T scale makes N scale look like G. :)

    Though I have no interest in modeling that small (I would hate to assemble a T-scale coupler, for instance - doing it in N is challenging enough), I think "pushing the envelope" in modeling things as small as possible is something that will benefit us all, in terms of technology and modeling skills, no matter what scale we do. I see T scale today as what N scale was 45 years ago. Now, N scale is pretty much a smaller version of HO. Imagine what T scale could do 45 years from now...
     
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  14. Shortround

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    My understanding for the beginnings of T scale was architectural models. The size of the buildings, autos and people in a model of a development. Trains were included but didn't run. This I learned back in the '60s when I wanted to learned architectural design.
    It's way to small for my arthritic hands so I'll just enjoy watching this board. Thanks.
     
  15. Metro Red Line

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    Moral of the story: If you model your trains in T scale, make sure to have lots of architect friends. :)
     
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  16. Mark Watson

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    Inspiration was flowing tonight and I was able to finalize the T Gauge SD70ACe shell on Shapeways.

    Due to Shapeways base pricing model, I added a three 50 foot rib side boxcars to the product at practically no extra cost, creating an American T-Gauge starter pack.

    Additionally, due to material limitations and in order to keep the ACe reasonably scaled and maintain use on a power chassis, it is printed without long hood sides allowing the user to install .005" styrene or brass.

    Here's the item link. http://shpws.me/PLqW

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    LeTs geT To iT!
     
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  17. marmot

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    Thanks for making that available!

    Do the boxcars use the adjustable flat car chassis or something else? What size locomotive chassis do I need to buy to go with it?
     
  18. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    The ACe fits on the 49.5mm power chassis.

    35mm or the adjustable chassis will work for the boxcars.
     
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  19. jtomstarr

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  20. Commodore

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    OK I'm interested
     

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