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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2016 09:41 am
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you wanted some photos - well..
TTe-manufacturer's homepage
showing all models he offers in TTe ( Z ga. )
TTm manufacturer's catalogue
in TTm( N ga. )

P.S. Just found a website of a geek who even manufactures powered models in Zm ( 4,5mm ga. 1:220 scale ) and sells them. This presumably is based on that T gauge mechanisms by Eishindo

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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2016 02:34 pm
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This presumably is based on that T gauge mechanisms by Eishindo

Now it is possible to have a functional layout within a layout. Who will be the first?.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2016 02:45 pm
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T scale has got to stand for ''tweezers''

Never had any idea that there was enough interest in models in all the TT based sizes to support the number of manufactured items that there seems to be.

I guess that we Americans have a serious case of NIH (not invented here) that it is ''new'' to us--me, anyway. Would be interesting to see percentages of European modelers that are into each size.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 16th, 2016 06:09 pm
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Well, all those active in 1:35 now can have a functional 1:11 (5" ga. ) scale ride-on railroad in Mogollon:glad: or elsewhere.

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Thanks for the links Helmut, Zm is probably a little to narrow for me though! My German is pretty weak, but I recognized one of those locos as one that runs on the Harz mountains?

Why I'm interested in TTn3.5 is the availability of donor mechanisms, and even tho it's small, it ain't that small!

TT narrow gauge videos:

https://youtu.be/qWoHa4dhBrs
Queensland Rail

https://youtu.be/IJQYVZnHmlQ
It seems there is a small narrow gauge branch on this layout.

https://youtu.be/-wI7etJ5PgI
NZ120 layout showing a lot of Trackside Models kits that are available



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So I've been working on parts for RGS #20 and some stuff for it to pull...
First in line is a D&RG 3000 series boxcar with its HOn3 cousin in the back ground. It rides on Micro Trains truck modified to resemble a D&RGW 3'7" arch bar truck.
Next is a 28' flatcar based off a Nevada Central prototype and it is hauling New Zealand Railways L wagon body. I need to build an undercarriage for it. My plan is to have a modular construction system for the undercarriage so I can build any 4 wheel wagon I want.
Then I have a Grandtline HOn30 Koppel car on a scratch built frame that I am developing. Im still trying to find a way to latch the doors so I can haul live loads.
Last is the caboose that has had a roof added. I need some more supplies before it can be finished, but we're close!
In the fore ground are some cacti, small square bales, a campfire with a granite rock fire ring and some pumpkins made of polymer clay. Notice the cow skull and flowers on the cactus.

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Next is a New Zealand inspired stone Shepards hut. A wool shed and yards are planned for a small farm scene.
It's made from polymer clay. I rolled and cut out the sides and ends, then carved stone detail with a horse shoe nail and textured with a tooth brush before being baked. It was painted black then dry brushed with a buff color. It will receive windows and a corrugated tin roof before being finished.

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Here are two structure in progress. The false front building was a 2x4 it's a peak cut into it. Small dowels were glued the side to represent logs.
Next is a RGS/D&RGW styl, square hewn log section house. It is inspired by the Lizard Head Pass Station. It will feature a buff paint job, sliding baggage doors and a platform, after I get ahold of some sparkle to fill some gaps because it was constructed just like a real square hewn log structure! Its main purpose is to be a section house in a remote part of the line, but handle some limited freight and passenger traffic as well

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Close up detail on the boxcar, notice the modified trucks.

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Not much movement on the TT scale front but here's the start of some scratchbuilt trailers in HO scale. I built the flatbed for the River Point Station F-250 last winter. Above is a 24' flatbed gooseneck trailer and below is the sides, floor and center gate for a 18' halftop livestock trailer.

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