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by PolarExcess
Mon Apr 14, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: NEW FREE TRACK PLANNING SOFTWARE for T GAUGE
Replies: 2
Views: 3719

NEW FREE TRACK PLANNING SOFTWARE for T GAUGE

Simple Computer Aided Railway Modeller (SCARM) is an excellent, free PC based track planning software. It supported many scales except for T Gauge. In December 2013 I contacted the SCARM developer about adding T Gauge planning capability. After sending him Eishindo T Gauge Track specifications, the ...
by PolarExcess
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:17 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Initial hand-laid track prototype
Replies: 2
Views: 3231

Re: Initial hand-laid track prototype

For this particular prototype, I believe I used .036 inch diameter piano wire.
jesse6669 wrote:How big is the rail? What's it made of? More pics.. Thanks!
by PolarExcess
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:02 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: What to use for transfers
Replies: 9
Views: 10214

Re: What to use for transfers

Jesse,

Thank you for posting the decal transfer information.

Where do you get the electronic train decal designs to print?


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by PolarExcess
Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Brainstorm on going digital
Replies: 15
Views: 27374

Re: Brainstorm on going digital

I too am a fan of the decoder in the trailing car(s). Rationale: it's risky, cutting edge AND no one has done it before, or in the very least posted a youtube video of it. I run O Scale (3 Rail) locos via DCC & DCS and love the results. Still waiting on my T-Gauge starter set to ship from tgauge.com...
by PolarExcess
Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Brainstorm on going digital
Replies: 15
Views: 27374

Re: Brainstorm on going digital

With this block method, could you run multiple independent units on the same track? What would this block method offer over tradition T-Gauge transformer control? I like the brainstorming. Thanks for starting it. Hi all, Coming from the scale HO having DCC decoders in the locomotives I was wondering...
by PolarExcess
Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Brainstorm on going digital
Replies: 15
Views: 27374

Re: Brainstorm on going digital

Correct, a decoder would have to be connected to each motor. Though, it is possible to connect a single decoder to 2 motors. If you ran a T-Gauge steam locomotive, the decoder might fit in the trailing tender. Slarge, you raise several valid concerns, such as the micro pin connector, etc. My first s...
by PolarExcess
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Brainstorm on going digital
Replies: 15
Views: 27374

Re: Brainstorm on going digital

Slarge & JoostV,

I have some addt'l thoughts. More later, probably this wkend.






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by PolarExcess
Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: South African Railway's
Replies: 11
Views: 11054

Re: South African Railway's

No problem.

Perhaps you might be able to share the drawings with the forum?

Cheers.


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by PolarExcess
Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: South African Railway's
Replies: 11
Views: 11054

Re: South African Railway's

Paper Model: 1/144 South African Victorian & Colonial Cottages. These can be scaled down to 1:450 via your printer settings. Link is below. http://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/structures/civilian/1-144-south-african-victorian-colonial-cottages-historical-houses.html Hi everyone. on the old forum I ...
by PolarExcess
Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Brainstorm on going digital
Replies: 15
Views: 27374

Re: Brainstorm on going digital

JoostV, One idea might be to replace the decoder wires with the smallest possible gauge, perhaps kynar. Then install the decoder in the non motorized car directly behind the motorized locomotive and place a flexible diaphragm between the two cars to hide the wires. Refer to attached picture. Others ...
by PolarExcess
Thu Dec 19, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: South African Railway's
Replies: 11
Views: 11054

Re: South African Railway's

GarrattHamster,

If you lost relevant project data on the previous forum, it might be retrievable via the Way Back Machine. http://archive.org/web/

Cheers
by PolarExcess
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: South African Railway's
Replies: 11
Views: 11054

Re: South African Railway's

Not sure if this helps but you might enjoy it. Here's a video of a GARRATT Steam Locomotive on an African themed T-gauge layout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s66UdcECUks
by PolarExcess
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: SHOW US YOUR CHRISTMAS LAYOUTS
Replies: 4
Views: 5241

Re: SHOW US YOUR CHRISTMAS LAYOUTS

From Michel R of France:
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by PolarExcess
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:45 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Starter Recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 19948

Re: Starter Recommendations?

Mattd10, WOW, those intermodal containers look phenomenal! Mixing the container lengths would be a nice touch. I'm going with that suggestion. I've modeled O Scale trains for some time & have found modeling European & Asian rolling stock difficult due to limited selection. That's one thing I enjoy a...
by PolarExcess
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Starter Recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 19948

Re: Starter Recommendations?

NeilM, I appreciate your input. DIY decal printing is another avenue I hope to explore soon. I'm stoked about the adjustable chassis, as there is plenty to tinker with. I like the photo printed to correct scale idea. I can't tell but is the Maersk livery I posted a photo? It would be great to see so...
by PolarExcess
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Starter Recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 19948

Re: Starter Recommendations?

Mattd10, Perhaps I'll become a master T-Gauge livery painter when my electron microscope arrives? :lol: Just kidding, no way in heck am I going to paint the Maersk livery. Perhaps something to aspire to? In the mean time, I'm going to keep it simple and go with the paper livery. If I achieve this me...