T Gauge interest?

BoxcabE50 Nov 29, 2017

  1. rvn2001

    rvn2001 TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks, Mike. The passenger train is about the size of a #2 pencil. All of the shells are 3D printed from Shapeways. I added a headlight to the lead locomotive. Most of the vehicles and buildings are 3D printed too.
     
  2. Mark Watson

    Mark Watson TrainBoard Member

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    :ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL:
     
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  3. Raytl

    Raytl TrainBoard Member

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    I'd like to see a T forum - little trains are fascinating!
     
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  4. shortpainter

    shortpainter TrainBoard Member

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    Of course! Why is there not a T gauge forum already?
     
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  5. HemiAdda2d

    HemiAdda2d Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I once dabbled in Z, and T is too tiny for my sausage fingers and astigmatism, but I'm all for seeing a T Gauge forum, and seeing what can be done in such a diminutive scale. Thom, that passenger train is so cool! Size of a #2 pencil in length? That's just awesome!
     
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  6. Heay Equipment Designer

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    Yes! Would love to see a forum on T scale!
     
  7. Kurt Moose

    Kurt Moose TrainBoard Member

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    Soooo, where's the T Forum at? In the works?:rolleyes:
     
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  8. Commodore

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    Spent an hour on YouTube watching T scale video. It is neet to watch.

    Is it 1:440, 1:450 or 1:480 as is stated above?

    I like it.

    Might help Z scale become more mainline.
     
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  9. Michael Doleman

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    I'm just getting back into train modeling, after having loved N-scale as a kid. I'm now... a bit *older* and returning to it -- while great fun -- also presents me with the problem of not wanting to get back into it in an all-consuming way. To keep my set-up to the absolute minimum, I had briefly considered T scale as a really good option. It presents a lot of great possibilities for doing fun things in a very limited space. But in looking at the actual practicalities and limitations on availability, I decided against it. Z seems to be the perfect sweet-spot of size and versatility versus availability and support. That's not to say, however, that I don't have aspirations of eventually having a very small T scale set-up. So the interest is there, but as a sideline to my main interest in Z. But as a new member here, I would love to see a dedicated T forum -- that might actually heighten my interest level.
     
  10. rvn2001

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    According to Eishindo, the originator of T Gauge, the ratio is 1:450.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Discussion here still being monitored for level of interest..... :cautious::)
     
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  12. Loren

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    Mark, Who did the design work for your T scale shapeways models? Were they expensive? I'm giving thought to a T layout. Lots of train in small space is a real draw card even though very limited in many respects. I am interested in a T forum for sure.
     
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  13. Loren

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    PS. Imagine the scenery a 4'x8' layout could have........
     
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  14. bostonjim

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    I am a YES for a T forum. All folks in the community of model railroad hobbyists should have a forum. I have garnered useful info from all scales. As a z scaler since '95, I know how long it has taken (45yrs) for z to finally reach its current place in the marketplace, I can see the evolution of T-scale being much faster now that 3-D printing is available. Items in all scales can be made. It has been a boon for all scales. I say, "Welcome Aboard." Jim in Boston
     
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  15. Kurt Moose

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    I could model the whole state of Washington!!o_O;)(y)
     
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  16. Mark Watson

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    I did it all myself. I forget how the updated pricing is, but my original order of 6 T-Gauge shells (not all ACe's) was about 25 bucks.

    I keep saying I'm just two small projects away from getting back to the T-Gauge stuff. That was about 9 projects ago. Maybe by the time a T Gauge Forum arrives, I'll finally get to it and have something to help kick it off with.
     
  17. Mark Watson

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    The gauge is 3mm, so the scale depends what you're modeling. Japanese gauge @ 3mm is 1:450. American Standard Gauge is closer to 480.


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  18. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    At least the entire SNCT? :)
     
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  19. subwayaz

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    I have a small Briefcase layout for my RV. So I can get my fix when I travel


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  20. Commodore

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    Thanks Mark

    I'm in. Great idea!

    Rory
     

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