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by MIHS85
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Mache Mountain
Replies: 10
Views: 4108

Re: Mache Mountain

This is actually a very nice layout! Not that one cannot more more or less guess by the track segments and other indcations such as the coffee mug, but what are the exact overall dimensions of this layout? And are you planning to add vegetation or will you keep the painted mache look (which actually...
by MIHS85
Mon Jan 13, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: First layout:Kyushu
Replies: 5
Views: 1669

Re: First layout:Kyushu

Hi, Nice to see someone working on a Japanese-themed layout, so I will be following this with interest! I also admire your plans for 3D-printing your buildings, although I do imagine that you would need a printer with a very high resolution in order to bring out such fine structures as rooftiles and...
by MIHS85
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout
Replies: 15
Views: 6728

Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

No, nothing special, but I did take indeed quite some extra care to have the track bed level and all the track well aligned before glueing it to the track bed (with some very liquid super glue in order to avoid having to lift up the tracks again and thereby risking mis-alignment) . Actually, the big...
by MIHS85
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive
Replies: 61
Views: 21698

Re: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive

Interesting discussion and hats off to all of those here working on coming up with a working T-Gauge steam loco. A couple of thoughts: 1) Uwe is probably right in saying that a fully detailed, reliable and commercially viable T gauge steam loco might be very expensive. Most special Z-scale loco mode...
by MIHS85
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 4012 Big Boy
Replies: 16
Views: 8858

Re: 4012 Big Boy

MMBUFBerlin wrote: The electrical problem zone of such points/turnouts can be relatively easily shortened to about 5mm, see attached photo.
Thanks for the hint! I'll definitely will give this a try.

Chris
by MIHS85
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Gare Maritime
Replies: 3
Views: 2257

Re: Gare Maritime

Very nice layout! And it showcases one of the main advantages of T gauge: modeling a lot of landscape and big structures within a managable space. In what other scale can you combine a big cruise ship with a railway? Impressive!

I would love to see more photos of your layout!

Chris
by MIHS85
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout
Replies: 15
Views: 6728

Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Nutter wrote:Is that the GP9 i spy on the picture with the beer? How does it cope with the tight radius curve?
It's the GP8 from TGauge.com. It has the 16mm chassis and runs
fine. But anything longer and you'll be in trouble with this radius.

Here's a short video:

https://youtu.be/YIBURtJ_RqE
by MIHS85
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: 4012 Big Boy
Replies: 16
Views: 8858

Re: 4012 Big Boy

Hi Uwe, If you are still reading this: I saw your post and also found your tone a bit too harsh for my liking. Having said so, I think it would be a pity if you would abandon this forum. Those who are familiar with your work know what you have achieved in the area of T gauge. I think that the few of...
by MIHS85
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout
Replies: 15
Views: 6728

Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Thanks to both of you! Mike, also thanks for pointing me to the Clever Models site. Didn't know that one before. As for the track sections, I used the 70mm radius fine track set from Tgauge.com. That comes with two 60mm straights which I used on the backside of the layout (going over the steel bridg...
by MIHS85
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout
Replies: 15
Views: 6728

Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

@zdrada69 and mattd10: Thanks! Below some photos from the built. Track, vehicles, figures, utility poles, etched brass railings, spruce trees and tunnel portals are all from Tgauge.com. Same for all of the rolling stock except for the EMD F7 A/B units. I got the shells for these from Shapeways (Jess...
by MIHS85
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout
Replies: 15
Views: 6728

The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Hi everyone, I usually dabble in Z scale but have just finished a small T gauge layout which I wanted to share with you. I call it the Cascade Loop after the beautiful Cascade Mountains up in the Pacific Northwest of the US. Here are a few shots (showing once more that a macro lens can be quite unfo...
by MIHS85
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler
Replies: 6
Views: 4718

Re: Experimental Janney Knuckle Coupler

I'm following this with interest, as I am not overly happy with the regular Tgauge couplers.

By the way: I recently got your FP7 A/B units from Shapeways and am really happy with them. Nicely detailed and they fit perfectly on the 36mm chassis.

Best wishes,

Chris
by MIHS85
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Ilkley Layout
Replies: 31
Views: 15077

Re: Ilkley Layout

Looking really great! @mattd10: you have a point about the points, but the geometry is also easy to modify (to some extent, at least). Here's photo of a point which I modified by just cutting it down to the turnout angle which I needed and then connecting to the ongoing track with some flexi to rais...
by MIHS85
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Box Model "Viaduct"
Replies: 9
Views: 5464

Re: Box Model "Viaduct"

This is a great project and I‘m looking forward to seeing it evolve further. Just to say that I really liked your previous box layout and that I’m learning quite a bit in terms of layout building techniques by just looking at your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Chris
by MIHS85
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Starting and learning about t gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 5894

Re: Starting and learning about t gauge

Nice start! Looking forward to your progress on this. What are the overall dimensions of your layout?

Chris
by MIHS85
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: David K. Smith back online
Replies: 0
Views: 1738

David K. Smith back online

Just discovered that David K. Smith has put an archive of many of his layouts on the web:
http://davidksmith.com/modeling/index.htm

Chris
by MIHS85
Thu May 18, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T Gauge..and how its perceived by others
Replies: 4
Views: 5683

Re: T Gauge..and how its perceived by others

I’m one of those users who’s browsing regularly on this forum without posting, but I’d like to add my two cents to this one. It’s my impression – mainly from following continental modelling forums and publications – that there is an awareness of and continued latent interest in T gauge, ...