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Old 22-05-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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Question T gauge, a few questions.

I have never modelled in this gauge before so I have a few questions, I would appreciate anything anybody could do to help me with these points:

1) Chassis': These are available from the T gauge society, but just exactly what do they have.
2) Motorisation: I'm guessing that the chassis' aren't motorised, if not, how do you motorise them?
3) Bodyshells: I read somewhere you can make these out of plasticard, if not what do you make them out of also I am thinking of applying a few electra graphics overlays. Do these need bodyshells? I'm GUESSING they do.

Thank you anyone who replies

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Old 11-10-2017, 05:05 PM   #2
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Last Sunday I got to see T gauge running. The first time I've seen it other then online or in magazines. It really is small. Tiny in fact. I had a nice conversation with the owner who was a stall holder and he did say that it took a lot of cleaning before a run. He was saying how small the wheels were and how he needed to remove them to clean them. There's me complaining about cleaning 00 and 0-16.5 wheels! I now see that my wheel cleaning is luxury compared to T gauge.
It was really worth looking at it and to see it running. I can just see making a layout where one can build a large amount of buildings and landscape to make it look like one was flying overhead from an aircraft and looking down... Impressive stuff!

I can say that T gauge locos are motorised and they also have magnets to assist in keeping them on the track so in this way they are well behaved (The one I saw was). Not sure about pointwork or other items like bodies etc.
On a personal note, I like these little things but I would say the best of the small scales would be N gauge as Z tends to be too expensive, and T is microscopic and does need regular cleaning of the track and the tiny wheels.

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Old 13-10-2017, 08:13 PM   #3
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Can't say a thing about T gauge......
But I know a space marine when I see one!
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Old 13-10-2017, 10:12 PM   #4
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Don't understand the Space Marine reference here AaH. What do you mean? R-
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When I saw T for real it really is tiny. Think of a class 153 being about an inch long in T scale and you get the picture.
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Old 13-10-2017, 11:24 PM   #6
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A class 153 MG? green perhaps
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Old 14-10-2017, 08:05 AM   #7
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Prestwick bars avatar!

https://flic.kr/p/dTvZnG
https://flic.kr/p/dTqm94

Links to my space marine miniatures.....
(Approx 1:35 scale)

It's a table top fantasy war game that children of the 80s and onwards play/played!

Very exciting dice game......kind of like chess, but with more luck.
(Dice are luck, not so for chess which is pure skill)

It's how I got into figure painting.
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Ah, thank you. I must get out more. R-
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Eeeeh it's only what you know!
(Not meaning to be rude but.....)
Not sure what age/era you're from......
There must be odd things from your generation that inspire cherished memories of days gone by.......you know like flares, or big shirt collars well maybe not those things!
You know the jet age, the golden era of jets not the computer designed ones, but the flamboyant designs. Bakelite radios! The compact disc........mobile phones.
But for toys.......connect four, the Rubik's cube, hero quest......etc.
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Pretty large range of items available from https://www.tgauge.com
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