I remember we set up a board with an oval, scenery and all, and hung it on the wall. The m.u. train still circled round because the magnets kept it on the rails. Used it as an eyecatcher in a friend's hobbystore.
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I heard a rumor that someone is working on a scale about 2/3 to 1/2 the size of T scale!
I had a tough enough time doing decal work in HO scale back when I was in HO and my eyes were in great shape. The idea of even doing work on N scale stuff is beyond my grasp.
This reminds me of a guy I knew who had a lighted globe without the odd colors for countries or writing on it (in effect a scale model of the planet with contours for the mount ranges) and used to laugh when he'd point at it and ask, "What do you think of my scale model of ALL the world's railroads?"
Joe Malinchak is good friend of mine who is well known for his miniature RC airplanes. He is also a model railroader, and is interested in T gauge. Here is something he was working with a few months ago. I saw it run in September, and must say it was very impressive.
Hi Si - thanks for asking, not done much with T gauge for a while. As stated above I use the gauge to represent 5 inch gauge within O gauge and have been consentrating on my standard O gauge stock but I still keep an eye on T gauge. It's a lovely little gauge and I think the idea of using the smaller scales within the bigger scales fascinating. One of the guys I think the best at this gauge is Paul Blake. The movement he gets out of them shows you can get as much prototypical operation as with the bigger scales:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MsximPbBls
He's even managed to fit a camera on one … yes … really … and if anything shows up bad movement that will:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29ykxDCQpJI
(He did explain once why he calls it 1:500 scale but I did not quite understand).
Good one Lee.
Thayer, interesting video of your friend's. I like a video that shows the starts and stops. You cannot truely judge a model's performance properly without seeing how they start and stop, and for such a smal scale their starts and stops are pretty darn good. I've seen them even better than that, and as I aim to battery power radio control mine they will be even better.
As it happens I visited a 5 inch gauge just yesterday; interesting to see how they do things. Their points are completely different, and of course they usually have the rails raised above the ground, although not always. Just means your knees are in your face if the rails are not raised. One of these days I'll get back to T gauge.
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