Ever heard of T Gauge Trains?

rray Nov 20, 2006

  1. southernnscale

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    Here is a look at the two Z - T
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  2. Calzephyr

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    Insanely small... but...is it able to run at least as well as the Z scale models.

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  3. Mark Watson

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    No. But considering it's half the scale (so 1/8th the internal volume), T Gauge does run very well.



    Pulling ability suffers the most, so the paradigm of powered locomotives and free-rolling rolling stock will be thrown out the window. My plans are to distribute one power chassis every 4-6 units throughout a train, meaning most of my power will be 'cheater' freight cars.

    In fact, because my SD70ACe is powered, the long hood is quite a bit wider than it should be. I may scrap it in favor of an un-powered locomotive so that the dimensions are correct, and the locomotives will just be pushed by powered box cars.
     
  4. Calzephyr

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    Really is incredible that it runs at all. All of those units are powered right? I guess that track is only made by the company that makes the power chassis.

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  5. Mark Watson

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    Just the front unit in the video is powered. With just those 3 cars, you can see it still struggles at times.

    The rails are steel, and power chassis wheels are magnetic, mostly to help with power pickup rather than traction. I also added a small neodymium magnet to the chassis to give it even more 'weight'.

    So far, Eishindo is the only manufacturer of all T Gauge products, aside from 3D printed aftermarket shells and stuff.
     
  6. Kurt Moose

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    I've seen a few T-Guage layouts at some train shows lately, and I gotta' say, they run remarkable well when watching them go around! Smooth, no jerking, and the guys who run them, say they go for hours. Pretty impressive!(y)
     

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