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by NeilM
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Class 20
Replies: 2
Views: 1158

Re: Class 20

Looking good. Always nice to see the range models available increasing.
by NeilM
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 196
Views: 158202

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Looks really interesting where this is going. Should be facinating to see this in action once complete. I hope your dates for live shows work out. It will be so good to be able to visit exhibitions again. The last one I got to (Narrow Gauge North in Leeds) was immediately before the lockdown - if it...
by NeilM
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Z scale narrow gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Z scale narrow gauge

I have just added my thoughts (at length!) in this topic to my thread covering using unmodified power chassis to model both 2ft and 3ft gauges

viewtopic.php?p=11672#p11672
by NeilM
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My T gauge adventure
Replies: 127
Views: 162819

Re: My T gauge adventure

No activity on this thread for a while, but I am adding my thoughts about narrow gauge on T gauge track here. There have been a few questions lately about using T gauge to represent narrow gauge in a larger scale. I answered one of these questions recently. Having also just very recently reloaded Sk...
by NeilM
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Has anybody used finescale curved track?
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: Has anybody used finescale curved track?

Thanks for all your replies on this.

As am not planning on using anything above a 16m chassis on this track I think what I will do now is to just order a circle - or a circle and a pack of straights - and see how it goes when try to run the train length (short!) that I had in mind.
by NeilM
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Z scale narrow gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Z scale narrow gauge

Yes, the new shorter chassis do look promising for this. However I have worked out what can and can not be done with the chassis currently available, and for what I was wanting to model it looks possible. I need to write up my thoughts and calcualtions on that, hopefully I can check my figures and g...
by NeilM
Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Has anybody used finescale curved track?
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Has anybody used finescale curved track?

Just thought that I would check if anyone has used the finescale curved track from tgauge.com? The reason that I ask is I had seen this as a good way to build a small layout, but when I checked the website properly I can see that it is 60mm radius, where the track with roadbed that I have used befor...
by NeilM
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Some NS Decals! (US prototype)
Replies: 4
Views: 3720

Re: Some NS Decals! (US prototype)

Agreed, these do look really good. Hard to remeber the scale we are looking at sometimes! I would also like to know about options for custom decals and whether this would be prohibitively expensive for one off use. I have FP7 A and B shells that I need to decal - not sure yet for which railroad, and...
by NeilM
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Z scale narrow gauge
Replies: 5
Views: 688

Re: Z scale narrow gauge

I have not used this scale/gauge combination, but I have thought about it before. The main problem is the size of the rolling stock and the size of the current chassis. Very few 2ft gauge locos would scale out big enough, and powered wagons would need to be large. That basically means either South A...
by NeilM
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone used the new fine scale track?
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: Has anyone used the new fine scale track?

Thank for your reply Doug. To partly answer my own question in the opening post - I have found a tutorial on line about the separate rail joiners; https://tgauge.home.blog/category/tutorial/ (scroll down to the 3rd tutorial) In summary, the basic joiners do not look good because they have too much p...
by NeilM
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Has anyone used the new fine scale track?
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Has anyone used the new fine scale track?

Has anyone used the new fine scale track from tgauge.com, who has also used the older style set track, and can give a comparison of the two? I have a thought for a new small layout, really just a circle plus a couple of straights, just enough to stop it being an out and out circle (or pizza as such ...
by NeilM
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Ribblehead Layout
Replies: 31
Views: 18039

Re: The Ribblehead Layout

Does look quite an impresive track layout, and just for the fiddle yard. Looking forward to seeing the full layout when it is done. Shame that you do not have access to the other boards at the moment, but maybe you will be able to swap them for the fiddle yard boards when they are done so you can ge...
by NeilM
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13830

Re: Dauntsey

Wow! Almost speechless to see what you have achieved here.

Can not wait to see it as a completed layout.
by NeilM
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Next out of the TTG workshop........
Replies: 7
Views: 5684

Re: Next out of the TTG workshop........

Doug,

Looking like just what I will be needing. I am trying to get my layout back on track and will be needing a rail bridge to go over a canal, and looks like one of these will mean I do not have to build it from scratch. Keep us up to date with progress.
by NeilM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: 3D modeling tool
Replies: 9
Views: 6099

Re: 3D modeling tool

I have only ever used SketchUp, as I thought it better to stick with one and really learn it rather than try to master numerous packages. As you say, SketchUp does have minimum sizes, but there are tricks you can use. My models were all create at 1000x, and then using a documented trick with (if my ...
by NeilM
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Ilkley Layout
Replies: 32
Views: 24969

Re: Ilkley Layout

Love what you are doing here, some great modelling.

Knowing this area well (we were walking round Ilkley yesterday in the rain!) it is great to see the details being added and being modelled so acurately on what is actually there around the station.
by NeilM
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Ilkley Layout
Replies: 32
Views: 24969

Re: Ilkley Layout

This modification to the points looks so logical that it is suprising they are not sold to this format. Having never actually tried it myself, I could only assume the thinking is that there is not enough strength left in the points for a commercial offering unless all the rail sections are left long...
by NeilM
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Ilkley Layout
Replies: 32
Views: 24969

Re: Ilkley Layout

Yes, very good looking buildings. I do know these buildings, and you have captured them well. Hard to believe that Ilkley was at one time a through station not a terminus, and that a good number of the buildings you have modelled were only able to be built after the tracks to Skipton, and the bridge...
by NeilM
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Box Model "Viaduct"
Replies: 9
Views: 8813

Re: Box Model "Viaduct"

Well I always like to learn something from posts here when I can and I did here from your earliest image - just had a Doh! moment seeing how you had curved the foam board. If only I had see that before making a curve using numerous cut up straight pieces! Other that that lesson, some excellent model...
by NeilM
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Forum still very quiet
Replies: 8
Views: 7276

Re: Forum still very quiet

For an update from me - which does seem to happen only when someone starts a thread such as this - is that I have just recently ordered and received a PWM controller. I had designed my own and written the code and ordered the electronics - but that never got beyond flash lights becuase I never compl...