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by martink
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

The coach sides are just plain paper, printed out on a standard inkjet printer and glued on.

I posted some of the images in an earlier thread: "GWR Steam" in the "Rolling Stock" category.
by martink
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

Here is a representative parade of the new passenger trains. Now I have to start on the goods trains...

https://youtu.be/Vx8ANnJ3u94
by martink
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

FreddBloggs wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:14 pm
... did you make the points yourself or?
Points, track, trains, controls, scenery, all DIY. It isn't standard T, so not commercially available.
by martink
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

I have had a couple of people ask me how the canal lock works, so here are a couple of CAD images. Both the scenic bits and the working parts are 3D printed, and the whole thing is driven by 3 servos. The structure and supports were designed for 5 servos to handle the more common double gates, but t...
by martink
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Newcomer here and track templates question.
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Newcomer here and track templates question.

You might want to try one of the many layout design programs. The demo version of Anyrail is free (from www.anyrail.com) and has a library for the T Gauge track. I expect most others would too.
by martink
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

With most of the scenery done, it is now time for the moving bits. The canal is the first part to be brought up to its near-final form, with a small fleet of 8 narrowboats and improved software.

https://youtu.be/2VCJt3OyS1I
by martink
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

A bit more progress on the scenery - trees, hedges and a bit of a cleanup. I was going to do the fences, but as they are quite delicate they will be delayed until the final detailing phase at the end of the project. So, now it is back to the moving bits... DSCI0053a.jpg DSCI0049a.jpg DSCI0055a.jpg
by martink
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

The backscene has now been constructed and installed, although with no attempt yet to properly blend it into the scenery. It started out as a half-way suitable panorama found on the web (and free for personal use!), was heavily edited in Paint and GIMP, then glued to a painted sky. It should look be...
by martink
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

With all exhibitions this year cancelled due to Covid 19, the pressure is off and progress has been slow. However, the basic scenery is now coming together, and while not everything is working out quite as I hoped, it is starting to look like a real place. The next task will be the backscene. DSCI00...
by martink
Tue May 05, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 189
Views: 126476

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

And I was patting myself on the back for completing the dozen or so for mine... That is some seriously impressive work, and I think a lot of us are eagerly waiting to see the whole thing in its completed form. Or even just with the main elements in place and everything up and running.
by martink
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Hi! Just discvered T Gauge.
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: Hi! Just discvered T Gauge.

gbtrains wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:59 pm
ps New website called
tgaugemodelsinminiture.co.uk
Sorry to be picky, but your URL misspells "miniature" - not so good for a commercial site. Unless I've missed an intentional pun somewhere... ;)
by martink
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Hi! Just discvered T Gauge.
Replies: 4
Views: 1842

Re: Hi! Just discvered T Gauge.

Welcome aboard. There is plenty of 3D stuff to purchase from Shapeways and here on this forum, but if you want a few free designs for a trial print you might want to give the following link a try. The scale is slightly larger than T (1:350 vs 1:450), but the models are narrow gauge so their overall ...
by martink
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GWR Steam
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: GWR Steam

Well, here is a first attempt with some simple paper stick-ons, and some crude private-owner coal wagon sides the same way. The coaches are almost good enough, even if the wagons aren't, so with a bit more care... Anyway, the next attempt will be with decals. And Doug, given the small size of the go...
by martink
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T Gauge Online Convention...
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Re: T Gauge Online Convention...

That might be a bit ambitious for a first attempt. A simple and much less formal discussion session in Discord or something similar with half-a-dozen people might be a better option.
by martink
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GWR Steam
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: GWR Steam

Laser printer would be ok - but ink decals prepared in water ? Inkjet works fine, as long as you give the result a couple of coats of matte acrylic spray before cutting them out and soaking them. The only real issue with any of the DIY decals is you cannot print white, so have to use indirect means.
by martink
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GWR Steam
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: GWR Steam

which decal material and which laser printer are you using? Just a common or garden inkjet, and I got the decal paper from decalpaper.com.au. I used a cruder version of the same technique for some of my Melbourne suburban trains, and even with plenty of first-timer mistakes they turned out surprisi...
by martink
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GWR Steam
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: GWR Steam

The scenery is taking shape nicely on the new layout, so for a change of pace I thought I would get back to the rolling stock for a while. The next step here was to write a little program to let me easily generate GWR coach sides, of which I am going to need a wide variety. These first test files ar...
by martink
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

The heavy scenic work has started, with the corrugated cardboard base layer now in place. Test prints of the pointwork are also underway, looking reasonable but still lacking checkrails and frogs. The layout name has also mutated into Dauntsey Lock, with the two-word pattern fitting in better with m...
by martink
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

The initial one-section-at-a-time test software has now been replaced with something a bit more elaborate, allowing the full set of train and other movements to be demonstrated and tested, though on a simplified basis. The final version will manage up to a dozen trains on the main line instead of th...
by martink
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 28
Views: 7981

Re: Dauntsey

The full set of buildings are now more-or-less complete, with only final cleanups and fragile details such as station signs and lamps still to do. The usual cruel closeups...
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