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New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby Nutter » Wed May 04, 2016 4:39 pm

As I am currently doing elderly parent watch for a while I have decided to use my time designing a new T gauge layout - not a Z scale based one this time.
I have discovered 5 packs of the Eishindo type c buildings to assemble- the ones with the etched fire escapes. Giving me a total of 31 buildings with others already assembled from other packs and styles
I also have the job from hell 2 packs of unpainted Motorcycles. Where did that magnifier go?
I know the buildings are Japanese in style but planning on a UK themed layout maybe west country based as I want a Warship to go with Doug's Baby Deltic. The old 20M stock I am planning to cover with Electra Graphics stuff when he gets back to me with what is currently available

More in due course.
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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby Nutter » Sat May 07, 2016 10:48 am

Having great fun assembling those fire escapes not helped by my arthritis but getting there slowly.
Will prove interesting when I order the T Gauge etched brass signal box.
Due to available graphics it looks like the layout plans will be moving to the SE of England for inspiration but my Rule 1 (its my layout and anything can happen applies) means other stock when I acquire it will be run as well.
Have got to summon up the suitable funds for a shapeways order postage being the killer there.

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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby Nutter » Sat May 07, 2016 8:25 pm

Building stock as current.
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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby Nutter » Mon May 09, 2016 4:21 pm

Well my Baby Deltic arrived this morning and is now ready for painting. Whilst modifying the chassis the carpet monster has claimed a pick up spring, need to find my spare stock.
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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby dkightley » Mon May 09, 2016 8:04 pm

Mike

Here's a link to a technique I use to replace these pesky little things: http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=121&start=3

And what colour scheme are you going to use??
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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby Nutter » Mon May 09, 2016 8:33 pm

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This is the livery I was going to use.

Had to replace those springs before so know what is involved :lol:
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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby Nutter » Mon May 09, 2016 9:13 pm

In the name of research ( and boredom if I'm honest) I have been trawling You Tube and looking at every single T Gauge video I can find , I suspect I have missed some but I wanted to see how others had done things
I have still not finalised a track plan and readily admit that until I do, trains will run on a loop of std track.
Scenic items - buildings etc will be gathered in the mean time as will extra train stock.
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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby dkightley » Mon May 09, 2016 9:38 pm

My Baby is in that two-tone green...which looks nice.

The darker green is definitely Humbrol 195 (Dark Green satin) and I can't find the tin I have of the lighter green....it might be Humbrol 131, which is the only other satin finish green, and I'm sure both were in satin. I spent several minutes with a Bachmann Baby Deltic comparing the colours.

Its convenient that the manager at Gee Dees in Nottingham drives trams at Crich! ;) ;)
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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby Nutter » Wed May 11, 2016 12:25 pm

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Not yet finished but my Baby Deltic at present.
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Re: New T Gauge Layout No Name Yet

Postby Nutter » Thu May 12, 2016 10:06 am

Finding realistic plans that will work with T gauge track is proving interesting. May have a look at an end to end trying to incorporate part of a harbour but need to do more research on that one. Also got to work out the maximum size baseboard that will fit safely in the back of my car, If I can, I would like to avoid board joins because I don't care what people say they can never be disguised totally especially in smaller scales.
Nearest supplier of the humbrol railmatch colours is not local and don't want a 50 mile round trip just for a pot of paint :shock:

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