I Play Hookey from Work! T Gauge Today!

rray Aug 4, 2008

  1. HoboTim

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    Yup!

    Loren,

    This week I hope to not only do the artwork, but to etch the brass that would be the main body shell. I will experiment with the shell in brass as well as a styrene nose/brass body combo. Just depends on what is easier/looks better.

    Crossing my fingers!!!

    Hobo Tim
     
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  2. Loren

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    That's going to be quite the project. Going to test your skills a plenty.
     
  3. Kez

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    Dredging this up from the depths of the historical record.......... :)

    Anyone done anything in T lately?

    Tim, ever make any progress on N. American prototypes?
     
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  4. shamoo737

    shamoo737 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I haven't heard anything in T. Does it still exist.
     
  5. Doug A.

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    And wow, that Z MOW truck? Do tell...
     
  6. rvn2001

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    T still exists. It's much more popular across the pond and down-under than it is in the U.S.
     
  7. Raytl

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    Unreal, 1/450, way small!
     
  8. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    I remember that day, cutting work to play with trains. Life was simple back then, work was slow due to the financial crunch, and that took out the inventors of T gauge. They did come out with a lot of stuff before it crashed though, but somehow I let it fade into oblivion. I actually have a 10 pack of flextack in meter lengths, that I have never opened yet.
     
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  9. minzemaennchen

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  10. Loren

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    I have to admit Robert, this T scale does have a definite attraction to it. Just wish they made NA type bodies for their powered units. Maybe this would be something that Shapeways products would work. Maybe Walt Smith could design shells and other NA looking car bodies. From what you know are all the loco wheel sets magnetic or do the rolling stock have the same magnetic attraction? I've seen pictures of these little trains climbing a 45 degree slope and I think they will even stay on the track upside down.

    I've seen some T up in Portland but it traveled so fast that it kind of lost its realism.

    You mentioned having flex track in meter lengths. Where did you get that? I didn't see it listed on the link site.

    I'll bet a BYOZ or in this case BYOT layout would sure draw attention. I am giving it some thought.......just thought.

    It would be easy to transport a 4x2 or larger layout in a regular auto and sure would be easy to set up, hmmmmm.......
    I can see me getting back on the road for Portland shows with CZM now that I've retired my Z modules to home shows.

    Don't need the trailer or the pickup for that matter. Already sold the trailer. I have to admit, if the layout trackwork was flawless and the scenery good, it could be a fun and easy way to entertain the folks at the same table with Z scale BYOZ. I just don't think I could make T scale trees.......that's getting awfully small :eek:)

    Loren
     
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  11. zdrada69

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    T Gauge is not popular in Europe as well but there is some stock available in one or two UK based shops. Actually I plan to use some items - wheelsets, track and adjustable bodies for the cars to have some narrow gauge on my next Z module. This is not going to be operational - just to have small train to add flavour and realism to this module. Body shell of little steam engine and cars are Shapeways design:

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    I will show some more photos when this project will progress.
     
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  12. scottmitchell74

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    I've been intrigued by T Gauge but I'm still waiting for improvements before I invest. Nothing puts a damper on a project quicker for me than frustrating loco/track issues.
     
  13. zdrada69

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    Some stuff from Tgauge shop from UK arrived so I will be able to progress with Zscale narrow gauge train:

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  14. zdrada69

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    First step in narrow gauge car modelling is to adjust the chassis:

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    Then the body car get some details (windows). Both the body and the chassis get some weathering:

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  15. zaulden

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    Where can you buy T nowadays?
     
  16. Kez

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    Scroll up, the link is there.
     
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  17. ddechamp71

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    Interresting job ! I guess the small steamer will be unpowered, needing a permanently coupled powered car to push it ?

    Dom
     
  18. zdrada69

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    The first idea was to have it totally unpowered - on my module there is just 30 cm of narrow gauge track.... Strategically thinking maybe it is good to have an option to extend this ? I think i will prepare everything to make it possible. In such case one of the cars must be powered.
    I decided to change the role of the car I already have and repainted it brown (goods car):
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    The steam locomotive get it's lights (not working):

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    I also added small coal box at the rear:

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    in order to make it more close to prototype:

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  19. Raytl

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    Wow, looking good!
     
  20. Steffen B

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    Nice job, Pawel! I thought to myself that the short abandoned track near your crossing at Klosowice would not be all...
    Perhaps a driving system like Faller-car is another option for these small vehicles? What will you use for loco chassis?

    Steffen
     

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