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by Reith01
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Scratch built buildings
Replies: 3
Views: 6674

Re: Scratch built buildings

Some nice work there. There's a great satisfaction producing something in this scale especially as it can take as much as weeks to come up with something. I bought some shapeways buildings but the printing wasn't up to as much as I hoped and Doug produces superior quality work (as long as you don't ...
by Reith01
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Can you help (re joining Flexitrack)?
Replies: 4
Views: 6920

Re: Can you help (re joining Flexitrack)?

I think it was martink who claimed he was happier using 0.5 metre lengths than the 1 meter, particularly on the curves. I had already wrestled with and got into some awful twists with the metre lengths and when I have another shot I'll probably buy metre lengths but cut them in half.

Good luck!
by Reith01
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 12
Views: 18053

Re: Newbie

chadnn wrote:It is 5 VDC but 2.1 A not 1.5 A so.......
That'll work - problems happen when it's underpowered.

Good luck. Make sure your track is absolutely even!!

:)
by Reith01
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Electric points from T Gauge.com
Replies: 5
Views: 7878

Re: Electric points from T Gauge.com

I think I'll wait for a few reviews here before I sink money into this. Hopefully they'll work! A little on the expensive side.

PS you need a Faceache account to see that site. I popped in on someone else's ID as I don't have one.
by Reith01
Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: What do you want to see in 2017 for T gauge??
Replies: 13
Views: 23350

Re: What do you want to see in 2017 for T gauge??

Although, it has to be said that if Eishindo can come up with points that actually work potential modellers who consider t-gauge may be less
disappointed when they take the plunge. Perhaps they'll be encouraged to increase the variety in time.

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by Reith01
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Automation......
Replies: 11
Views: 20373

Re: Automation......

I get the idea, was caught up with a simpler way. Ok with blocking, I was thinking of each block separately powered but fed from a master controller, the local element switched in and out by relays (or some equivalent) so two trains couldn’t enter the same block. It would take 4 detectors per sect...
by Reith01
Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: What do you want to see in 2017 for T gauge??
Replies: 13
Views: 23350

Re: What do you want to see in 2017 for T gauge??

It would be very nice...points that actually worK? Perhaps they've been learning from Rokuhan!! Oh dear me, sorry, I shouldn't be sarcastic. I still think I wouldn't trust the electricals and would probably burrow through to solder a connection. It would also be great if Alan Ramsay (or anyone) coul...
by Reith01
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Automation......
Replies: 11
Views: 20373

Re: Automation......

Some interesting electronic challenges there. The bit I don't quite grasp is when trains run at different speeds for the same control pulse-width, how do you detect which train is under scrutiny and thus alter its speed? I'm unsure even what "separate controllers" per section could mean. I'd planned...
by Reith01
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Utilising sensors, power one-way and one-direction cables
Replies: 5
Views: 9425

Re: Utilising sensors, power one-way and one-direction cable

Were it me, I'd take one of their sensors apart and carefully measure what happens. I presume the gate-type sensor through which a train passes is a phototransistor with a light source triggered by its interruption - I don't know though - has anyone got one? Phototransistors are easy to use and can ...
by Reith01
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Interested in T Gauge but some stuff turns me off
Replies: 7
Views: 12161

Re: Interested in T Gauge but some stuff turns me off

I also reminded myself - maybe worth a caution: if the room the layout is in is liable to change temperature by any kind of swing, leave a gap between rail joints, a small shim maybe 0.25mm - 0.5mm. especially if gluing it down. The 15 or so degrees change in my room caused it to expand, break gauge...
by Reith01
Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Interested in T Gauge but some stuff turns me off
Replies: 7
Views: 12161

Re: Interested in T Gauge but some stuff turns me off

Yes, it's definitely possible to hack the point turnouts to a different shape - if armed with a demel to cut wedge-shaped chunks from the plastic base. Y-shapes don't seem practical. Maybe the frogs could be refashioned. I've been disappointed with these points. Ways of making the trains behave on t...
by Reith01
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Anybody in????
Replies: 20
Views: 35735

Re: Anybody in????

I hope to restart sometime in the new year. My first effort was too ambitious. No doubt it could have been sorted out but I was seriously disappointed with myself! Lessons learned though. Next one will be far simpler. 1) Make a decent set of point jigs and gauges (if only Tgauge.com could come up wi...
by Reith01
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Points / Turnouts
Replies: 11
Views: 18774

Re: Points / Turnouts

I had to scrap my first layout attempt including points but in the hope of rescuing something managed to motorise one with a Seep motor. It's a bit fierce and I'm unsure the Eishindo ones could cope for long. Meant cutting away a little of the base and drilling a hole in the tiebar.


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by Reith01
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: New T Gauge products from Eishindo
Replies: 4
Views: 7719

Re: New T Gauge products from Eishindo

A nice Shinkansen set would do. The series 0 is fine but there are others. Doctor Yellow would be interesting. Likewise doing something about their points would be more than welcome - turn them electrofrog for instance. It needs someone else to start manufacturing t-gauge so EInshido faces a little ...
by Reith01
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Portable T-Guage box model
Replies: 35
Views: 47737

Re: Portable T-Guage box model

Some exquisite scenic modelling. Just shows what can be got into small spaces.
Lovely.

Cheers,
Ivor
by Reith01
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 446328

Re: The Bridge

Well, Doug, you deserve every ounce of the award for that. It's brilliant.

Looking forward to new developments!

Bests,
Ivor
by Reith01
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Anybody in????
Replies: 20
Views: 35735

Re: Anybody in????

It's just the sheer time it takes to do anything as, all but rolling stock and some track, everything has to be scratchbuilt. I can afford an average of an hour per day on this which isn't a lot considering what has to be done. I scrapped my original layout - a fair bit of money lost in track but I ...
by Reith01
Sun May 01, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Scottish West Coast on 28 x 30 cm
Replies: 12
Views: 16587

Re: Scottish West Coast on 28 x 30 cm

Very nice indeed.

I now wish I'd started with something smaller, intending to scrap my first shot on a board 1.8m x 0.5m (probably to go for an end-to-end 2m x 300mm). Your rocky coast line is brilliant. Very nice photography too. I look forward to more!

All the best,
Ivor (Reith 01)
by Reith01
Sun Mar 27, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: New here, teething problems in early stages of layout.
Replies: 7
Views: 9641

Re: New here, teething problems in early stages of layout.

In fact, I've just noticed that Tgauge.com is offering rail joiners as separate pieces, not joined to the plastic base - great. They can
be soldered to. This'll save a few problems trying to solder wire to the track or cutting into the plastic ones.

cheers,
by Reith01
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: New here, teething problems in early stages of layout.
Replies: 7
Views: 9641

Re: New here, teething problems in early stages of layout.

I've had a few problems. On a clean new piece of track they seem to work well even at creep speeds but on a layout I put together things changed. These are just my experiences: - the rail joiners seem a bit dodgy. They do work but not well probably because of hamfisted treatment when laying sections...