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by JoeMalinchak
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive
Replies: 61
Views: 31616

Re: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive

Hi Uwe,

Thanks for sharing some of your techniques on how you build your bodies. I plan on making the body of my Crescent Limited 4-6-2 out of metal, we will see how it goes.

Thanks, Joe.
by JoeMalinchak
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive
Replies: 61
Views: 31616

Re: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive

Hi Uwe, Can you share some of your techniques on how you are building your beautiful locomotive bodies. What type, and thickness of material are you using? I know you mentioned that you are using a small scissors to cut out parts. How are you getting smooth edges on the body parts? How are you assem...
by JoeMalinchak
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Monbulk Creek
Replies: 27
Views: 13100

Re: Monbulk Creek

Great work on your layout. I really like how you are running multiple trains using magnets.

Cool stuff!
by JoeMalinchak
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

Re: GG1

Hi Uwe,

I may upgrade the GG1 to the scale size wheels at some point when they become available, good tip on the metal plates.

Joe.
by JoeMalinchak
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

Re: GG1

Hi Doug, The scale looking bogies were another challenging issue with this project. I first used the parts from a power transmission bogie P-035-01. The metal plates are just glued into the 3D printed frame. I cut one of the plates in ½ for the remaining wheel set. However, the 3D material was to f...
by JoeMalinchak
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

Re: GG1

Hi Uwe, This was a side project for me, as I actually had to put aside my other projects to work on this model with Jesse. I had several goals for the GG1. One was to design a working drive unit for the model without spending a crazy amount of time on it. Although I did! Next was to use as many comm...
by JoeMalinchak
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

Re: GG1

Hi Siegfried, I am using a material called Garolite for my models. The material cuts easily on my laser, and is great for prototyping. I have well over an hour on my GG1 with no wear, and my 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotive is still running fine after two years of running! Actually, they only part on ...
by JoeMalinchak
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

Re: GG1

Hi Uwe, It is great that we can share each other’s thoughts and ideas on forums like this one, that’s what it’s all about. We can probably count on one hand the people who are designing and building working TGauge locomotives. We are all pushing the limits on what can be done, and we all have ...
by JoeMalinchak
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

Re: GG1

Hi Uwe, I had several ideas on how to make this drive unit work. One was to use two small 4mm motors powering each bogie. However, space is at a minimum. Your idea is basically the same as mine except I am only driving one side. Simple, less parts, and it has a tight turn radius. I am using a very p...
by JoeMalinchak
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

Re: GG1

I use a micro receiver, and battery to test my chassis, before running it on the track.
by JoeMalinchak
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

Re: GG1

by JoeMalinchak
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GG1
Replies: 23
Views: 12854

GG1

I am working with Jesse on the design of this GG1. He designed the beautiful body, and I designed a motorized chassis that would fit. We still have some work to do. Jesse is working on some scale pantographs, and other details, and I am making a few small improvements to the design.

Joe.
by JoeMalinchak
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Märklin Z layout #6.2.9 converted into 1:450
Replies: 19
Views: 20051

Re: Märklin Z layout #6.2.9 converted into 1:450

The turntable is beautifully done. How are you controlling it?
by JoeMalinchak
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smallest T-Gauge loco?
Replies: 22
Views: 16779

Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Looks great! I agree that it hard to get a small locomotive to run smoothly driving the small wheels. I just completed a drive for a GG1 that uses reduced gearing and small wheels.
by JoeMalinchak
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco
Replies: 69
Views: 53292

Re: GERMAN Schnellzuglokomotive BR01 steam loco

Great work on your locomotive! Love the round house.

Please tell us more about how you are doing your steam wheel current collectors.

Joe.
by JoeMalinchak
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive
Replies: 61
Views: 31616

Re: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive

Thanks for posting pictures, and the video of your smoke generator. I agree that a decoder should work to power the smoke unit.

Joe.
by JoeMalinchak
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive
Replies: 61
Views: 31616

Re: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive

Great work on your Flying Scotsman!

Please tell us more about your smoke system. Is it your design? I am sure the problems with it can be worked out, or you could make a new design for it.

Joe.
by JoeMalinchak
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive
Replies: 61
Views: 31616

Re: Smoking QTT/T Gauge steam locomotive

I am looking forward to the results of your micro smoke generator. I think it would make your Flying Scotsman the ultimate TGauge steam locomotive!

Joe.
by JoeMalinchak
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: A4 MALLARD and PRR S1
Replies: 12
Views: 8369

Re: A4 MALLARD and PRR S1

Uwe,

Thanks for the photo. Looks good.

Joe.
by JoeMalinchak
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: A4 MALLARD and PRR S1
Replies: 12
Views: 8369

Re: A4 MALLARD and PRR S1

Uwe,

Beautiful workmanship on your Locomotive designs. Please post some photos of you models. I would like to see how you pick up power on your PPR S1.

Thanks, Joe.