T Gauge interest?

BoxcabE50 Nov 29, 2017

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    OK. This not Z. But it seems as though some Z folks have interest in "T Gauge".

    How much interest exists? We have in the past received a few requests. Talks have initiated among Staff and the site owner, as to whether or not establishing a T Gauge Forum is worth while.

    So... Please pass the word. If there is not enough interest, as far as we are concerned, the idea simply gets shelved. :(
     
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  2. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Man, I totally forgot to get pics, but the Chehalis Train Show back in Oct. had a pretty sweet little T-gauge layout going, even showed me his Amtrak E-unit he had and some other equipment that is now being made!! Pretty sweet!!
    (y)(y)(y)

    Smooth running too, amazing!:D
     
  3. emaley

    emaley TrainBoard Supporter

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    I would be interested. After learning to handle and tweak N scale, then Z scale, I wouldn't be afraid of T scale. It's been a bit since I looked at any though. Gee thanks, I already have a train problem, looks like it may get worse.

    Trey
     
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  4. tjdreams

    tjdreams TrainBoard Member

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    A "T Gauge form" YES Please
     
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  5. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Yup, let's see a T-Gauge Forum!! (y)(y)(y)
     
  6. rvn2001

    rvn2001 TrainBoard Member

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    There are quite a few T Gauge modelers in Europe doing some amazing things. I, myself, have a 14-inch by 5 foot T scale layout. There is a strictly T Gauge forum but it wouldn't hurt to be able to discuss T here.
     
  7. Kez

    Kez TrainBoard Member

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    Yes please. I have responded in kind in other threads. I think it's time........I'm not CURRENTLY modelling in T, but I have accumulated some equipment and accessories, and would like the opportunity to have a dedicated discussion forum.

    Thank you for the consideration.
     
  8. HOexplorer

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    Well I would rather sit on pine cone naked than get into T, but, yes, give them their own forum so I don't have to be interrupted. Jim:eek:
     
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  9. Kez

    Kez TrainBoard Member

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    Perhaps I'm overreacting, but was that really necessary? I assume you're trying to be funny? Thanks for the "yes" vote, I guess.
     
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  10. eaelec

    eaelec TrainBoard Member

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    Yes, it would be fun to do a forced perspective layout with Z in front on the lower level a T in back up on the hills.
     
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  11. Loren

    Loren TrainBoard Supporter

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    How about some pictures Thom?
     
  12. Loren

    Loren TrainBoard Supporter

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    Jim, are you saying your vision is going? :eek:)
     
  13. Loren

    Loren TrainBoard Supporter

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    Oh by the way, I've 'toyed', (Pun definitely intended) with the idea of a T layout. I vote "yes"
     
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  14. HOexplorer

    HOexplorer TrainBoard Supporter

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    Kez, Yes, it was necessary. Probably something I read about in the Bill of Rights. Jim
     
  15. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Funny situation... ;) I've the same feeling as the average HO modelrailroader was having 45 years ago when discovering then new Z scale. In my opinion, current T gauge is quite a novelty : minimum speed maybe 15 or 20 smph, no hand off switching available, and a technology that doesn't allow industrial production of, let's say, a roadswitcher style diesel loco.

    However, no one knows what this scale will allow in 30 years or so.

    Maybe prototypical low speed, like a scale walking man, hand off uncoupling with a Kadee style coupler, flextrack, #12 ,15, 20 or 30 prototypical turnouts, etc... Let's imagine a prototypical 120-car train only 15' long..

    So myself, although I don't plan to model T-scale for the time beeing, yes, I vote for a T-scale subforum here. ;)

    Dom
     
  16. scottmitchell74

    scottmitchell74 TrainBoard Member

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    Very interested. For a while I nearly pulled the trigger on T-gauge products, but a lack of support and "chat" helped turn me in other directions.
     
  17. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    T Gauge is already past where many here think it to be, so yeah, a forum is probably long overdue already.
    Hands free uncomplaining is probably a stretch, but T gauge flex track has been around for years.

    Here's a decoder equipped T-Gauge commuter with directional lighting.


    And with 3D printing, you can make whichever prototype you like.

    Granted, it's a very hands on, DIY scale, but a nice change of pace for those missing the days before everything was ready-to-run.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. ddechamp71

    ddechamp71 TrainBoard Member

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    Excellent low speed caracteristics indeed.. :D

    Dom
     
  19. rvn2001

    rvn2001 TrainBoard Member

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    Loren, Here's a video of my T scale passenger train running on my T scale layout.
     
  20. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    @rvn2001 Thom, that is just amazing. I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around how this is possible! How long are those locos - 3-4cm? To keep on topic, I'd like to see a T Gauge forum as long as you t gauge guys promise to show us all how this works, tons of pictures, how you do the buildings, where you find rolling stock, do you scratchbuild and so on. I know that's a lot to ask but this level of modelling is fascinating.

    Cheers -Mike
     

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