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Old 30-03-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default T Gauge, I'm in love.

Visited the Model Railway show at York Racecourse today, and was delighted by the T Gauge layouts. Such exquisitely tiny things!

The locos are all currently long HST types with two bogies, but apparently there is a smaller single bogie model in the offing. Woodsmith and I were enjoying the idea of including a T layout in a OO or O layout, as a ride-on garden/miniature railway.

I love the idea of getting a lot of stuff into a tiny space. And the challenge of making such small scenes look right. I foresee a very expensive hobby coming on!
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Far too small for my eyes and old hands, but look what can be done..
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That's lovely. Shows what detail can be achieved, even at that scale. I love the idea of getting a lot of 'action' into a tiny space. Lots of scope for multiple layouts in different styles, without needing a barn to put them in! And buildings are so small they could virtually be made out of ordinary copier paper and stay up.

We also thought about setting up a scene with a T layout, being controlled by a couple of Action Men in civvies....
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I once saw a Z gauge (smallest scale at the time) layout in a violin case!
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There's a two page article on T gauge in the October Railway Modeller.
I've not come across it before but am fascinated.
Seems you can get a complete starter set for 149.99. Very tempting!
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I once saw a Z gauge (smallest scale at the time) layout in a violin case!
There was a guy exhibiting at Peterborough a couple of weeks ago with a whole load of these things. The smallest was inside a CD jewel case - no kidding! But my favourite was on in a coconut shell cut into two and hinged. I didn't ask but assumed they were Z gauge.
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Woodsmith and I were enjoying the idea of including a T layout in a OO or O layout, as a ride-on garden/miniature railway.
I've seen a similar idea using a mixture of n gauge and narrow gauge engines and coaches with people sat on to excellent effect.
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There was a guy exhibiting at Peterborough a couple of weeks ago with a whole load of these things. The smallest was inside a CD jewel case - no kidding! But my favourite was on in a coconut shell cut into two and hinged. I didn't ask but assumed they were Z gauge.

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So don't ever complain you don't have enough space for a layout!!!
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