T Gauge Downunder

martink May 6, 2019

  1. martink

    martink New Member

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    Hello all.

    I've generally modeled UK prototypes in N, but a few years ago was entranced by the possibilities of T, so switched over temporarily. Like many temporary changes, that one is starting to look remarkably permanent. I am a software and electronics type, so most of my projects emphasize control, signalling and automation systems, all DIY.

    I built one small exhibition layout in T Gauge (Sarum Bridge, UK c1980), then largely dropped out of modeling for a couple of years, but am now back into things again.

    My current focus is on developing and using linear motor tracks for small scales (1:350 - 1:600), for both rail and road (and canals and...). The plan is to make a series of small layouts as experiments to see how far I can take this approach. Its strengths and weaknesses are significantly different from what we are all used to, and I can see it having great potential.

    The first little micro layout is finished except for trees and backscene - Monbulk Creek, Australian narrow gauge in 1:350. I'll start a separate thread for this. Construction has just started on the second layout, slightly larger and currently unnamed - a fictitious minor station somewhere near the edge of the Melbourne (Australia) suburban network, c1980. Subsequent layouts will be of UK prototypes, my main area of interest.
     
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  2. BNSF FAN

    BNSF FAN TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard Martink! T sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing some of your modeling.
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Welcome to TrainBoard! Be sure to check out our T Gauge Forum area.
     
  4. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Welcome aboard!!

    Glad to see a T-gauge modeler, that layout looks great!!(y)
     
  5. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Hi MartinK, welcome. Glad to have you on board.
     

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