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by martink
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Penzance 1913
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Penzance 1913

After considering several possibilities for the next layout, I have settled on pre-1914 Penzance. At this time the station had only 2 platforms, but still had its small loco depot with turntable and the single-track timber viaduct running along the beach. The size will be 6' x 2' and the scale 1:480...
by martink
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Layout help
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Layout help

I suggest you download a copy of AnyRail (or another similar model railway design program - there are a few of them). It has the full T Gauge track library, so you can experiment with different designs and track plans and see what works best for you.
by martink
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 31
Views: 10625

Re: Dauntsey

The layout is now pretty much complete. A few bits and pieces are still to arrive (people, better signals, nets for the TPOs) and I need to make another batch of wagons, but that is about it.
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by martink
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Exhibition Standard Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 6
Views: 6477

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

It's the same problem down here in Oz. Many clubs are still looking at resuming next year, but it really seems unlikely. As they said in 1914 and 1939, it will all be over by Christmas.
by martink
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 31
Views: 10625

Re: Dauntsey

About 2/3rds of the planned goods wagons have now been built. This is enough to run the layout, but with shorter trains than it is designed to handle. I'll do the rest at the very end of the project. They are built the same way as the buildings and passenger stock: simple 3D printed body shells, roo...
by martink
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: failcase simplest of all the builds.
Replies: 22
Views: 2991

Re: failcase simplest of all the builds.

I have seen people do some interesting modelling tricks with smoke generators, but never water vapour from a model cooling tower. Nice one!
by martink
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 31
Views: 10625

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: 31
Views: 10625

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: 31
Views: 10625

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: 31
Views: 10625

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: 1065

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: 31
Views: 10625

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: 31
Views: 10625

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: 31
Views: 10625

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: 31
Views: 10625

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: 191
Views: 142978

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: 2469

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: 2469

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: 4912

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: 2170

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.