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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: 5231

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: 5781

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: 15574

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: 6587

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: 20726

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: 18205

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: 20726

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: 18205

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: 8072

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: 10624

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...