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Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby Lynbarn » Wed Nov 27, 2013 12:43 pm

I have a dream. It is to build a model of Southend Pier Railway. The railway was a simple, straight, dual track, with two scissors crossovers, and a simple two-platform station at either end. The pier is about 1.3 miles long. The model I want to build is of the 1949 electric stock (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:0030_1949_train_along_pier2.JPG) These ran on 3'6" (1.06m) gauge track with a central third rail (I might dispense with that detail!) and each of the four trains had 7 coaches (three motorised) each 29'6" (9m) long. In 1:450 scale, these work out at 20mm long (and 4.40mm wide, 5.24mm high).

Does anybody have any ideas on obtaining a T-Gauge loco that small? (I did think maybe two or more units could be articulated, with a flexible drive between them, to separate motor and gearbox). Any ideas/suggestions/comments?

An alternative would be to build using Z-gauge, but that would make the layout rather too long for me to exhibit easily.

Thanks in Anticipation,

Martyn
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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby mattd10 » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:52 pm

Love the idea and have thought about it a lot myself being an essex lad!
I don't think youd get one that short but you could always combine 2 coaches as 40mm is more realistic. On the long straights and even the crossings you will probably get away with it with a superficial bogey underneath in the centre

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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby Tom » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:08 pm

Hi, great idea. You are lucky in that your subject is dead straight, this means that if you want you can easily use an alternative form of propulsion; as there is a slot between the decking boards and the rails you could for example have a threaded rod (M4) with a nut on it which has a short length of wire attached under the base board. The wire protrudes through the slot and as the rod is turned the wire/nut moves back or forth pushing/pulling your train!!! Or some VERY fine thread laying between the rails that returns on its self under the base board!!! Cheep and easy but maybe not what you're looking for ?
Great project. I wish you all the best.
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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby dkightley » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:36 am

As soon as someone cracks this problem by producing a micro-mini powered unit, then I'll be in like a rocket. It'll be ideal for producing 1st generation trams. 8-)

Like these examples that ran in Glasgow:
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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby PKPclassET22 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:29 pm

As far as Smallest T-gauge locomotive made happen appears to be the BR70 by Uwe Fenk:
http://www.uwefenk.de/QTT.htm

Of course, his stuff all scratch build for the most part. He did appear to introduce the first worm drive into T Gauge though.
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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby MMBUFBerlin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:54 am

Hello, the Class 70 is no longer the smallest steam locomotive, the D VI is even smaller!

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D VI on a 1 Euro coin
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D VI in the box
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http://youtu.be/wY24kqW2kXY

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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby MMBUFBerlin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:26 am

Hello Martyn, that's relatively easy to build (look photos).

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Chassis SKL
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As gears between the wheels take which with 20 teeth.

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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby MMBUFBerlin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:42 am

Gear (suitable for KK Eishindo wheels):

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Gear
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The motor is for example here:

https://inforesheniya.ru/aksessuary-dla ... __9983/de/
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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby MMBUFBerlin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:10 am

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Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Postby jesse6669 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:01 pm

MMBUFBerlin wrote:Hello Martyn, that's relatively easy to build (look photos).

Chassis_SKL24MW.jpg


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As gears between the wheels take which with 20 teeth.

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Uwe


Uwe, do you have the dimensions of the PCB-46495-002 motor?

Thanks!
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