Any new news on T gauge?

Mike Skibbe Feb 5, 2007

  1. RSmidt

    RSmidt TrainBoard Member

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    I wouldn't go so far as saying that TT is dead. It's just got fewer people modeling in it than even Z does. I know at least 4 people that model in TT in my region. The reports from Toy Fair even showed new TT product still being released.

    Now it is very much a craftsman scale since it has even less available than Z does. 2 of the 4 people I know are doing scratchbuilt North American prototype trains in TT.

    I'm not sure all of the Maisto toy trains are TT. I think the GP38 is actually bigger. It is interesting to note though that when Matchbox and other diecast toy car companies do trucks and construction equipment they are usually right around 1/120 scale.

    randy
     
  2. Triplex

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    But N was smaller enough to be considered worthwhile.
     
  3. Charlie Vlk

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    If you go to Eishindo Company's main website
    http://www.kk-eishindo.co.jp/
    you'll be able to scroll around and see many more pictures of the product than the one link posted so far.
    It appears that they only have the one style of MU car stock so far but have a full range of buildings, roadways, trucks, cars and even people to go with the train system. It looks like the standard track is on a rather thick roadbed which doubles as the viaduct system as well.
    A search on Ebay hasn't turned up anybody selling Eishindo or T Gauge yet.
    Charlie Vlk
     
  4. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    Still no info as to when where and who can buy them... I'm really ready! :D
     
  5. Cleantex

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    Hello,

    It is always very quite about a commercialisation of the T gauge trains, and march is over.

    On the home-page there are a few new videos, and this gives me a doubt if this trains should really be able to run slowly.
    http://www.kk-eishindo.co.jp/moview4.html
     
  6. Steve F

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    The disassembled mechanism posted by Garth was very toy like, fake truck/one axle powered with huge (out of scale) wheels, Not the kind of design that lends itself to bashing....limited useful components.
    Steve
     
  7. RSmidt

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    Hmmm, sound very much like the Bandai "ZZ" 1/300 toy trains. Bummer. Unless it was just a mock-up cobbled together as a teaser. (One can hope).
     
  8. SJ Z-man

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    Rob Ray got his ZJ scale stuff in and it's pretty darn good. From Hobbyworld, you get (I think) 8 cars, 1 powered, a battery box and 10 sections of track. The wheels are metal similar in scale to Marklin but lessor quality. Truck mounted (axle points). Respectable detail but no MTL or Marklin.

    The powered car has a very simple, cost effective assembly and runs well. Small motor, only 3 gear trucks (compared to 5) and universal joints for flexibility. Electrical pickup is pretty darn good.

    So for essentially $70, you get a really good powered mechanism and a lot of metal wheels.
     
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  9. southernnscale

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    Here is a cool pic of the size I bought a small oval to start! the curve track in side is MTL Z scale curve! It can almost fit between the Zscale rails! WOW! oval is 8in. x 5 3/4in.
    IMG_5612.JPG
     
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