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by msimister
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Where has everybody gone?
Replies: 14
Views: 14508

Re: Where has everybody gone?

I log in most days and sometimes post a comment but I'm wary of posting something that doesn't say much of interest to anyone. Perhaps that's why I hate Facebook. A few weeks ago I made what I thought was a slightly controversial comment (deliberately) to get a conversation going and no one said any...
by msimister
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station
Replies: 55
Views: 53272

Re: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station

It's looking good Mike. Certainly wouldn't knock it.
Malcolm
by msimister
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station
Replies: 55
Views: 53272

Re: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station

That's beginning to look seriously impressive. Inspirational stuff.
by msimister
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Buildings for Blea Moor
Replies: 3
Views: 4188

Re: Buildings for Blea Moor

Looks pretty good Martin and looking forward to seeing the whole layout. One question, not just for you: I appreciate the things that can be done with 3D printing (all my rolling stock is 3D printed and the large number of buildings on Doug's Bridge layout make it the only really practical way in a ...
by msimister
Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 378870

Re: The Bridge

Congrats again Doug. I'm sure the new Bridge layout will be as equally rewarded.
by msimister
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Conway and the Bridges
Replies: 32
Views: 31487

Re: Conway and the Bridges

While I'm no expert, I'd make the it so the sides and top are one unit that can be lifted off. But I assume that was what was meant. Incidentally, I went to Conwy for the first time earlier this year. The bridges, castle and river will make a brilliant model. Looking forward to seeing more.
by msimister
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Container Railway Crane
Replies: 3
Views: 4094

Re: Container Railway Crane

Thanks for sharing. Looks good. I've been pondering similar things. Must have been very fiddly in this scale.
by msimister
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Blea Moor
Replies: 7
Views: 10127

Re: Blea Moor

So you're aiming for Melbourne's big exhibition at Caulfield next year? (For others, Warley it ain't). Look forward to seeing it.
by msimister
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station
Replies: 55
Views: 53272

Re: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station

While everyone quotes T gauge as being 1/450th scale for standard gauge modelling, by my calcs its actually 1/478 (4' 8.5" = 1435mm/3 = 478) so your 500th scale rule is marginally closer than the 450th scale buildings. Not that I imagine anyone will notice the difference.
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station
Replies: 55
Views: 53272

Re: Severn Valley Railway - Ironbridge Station

Looks interesting Mike. How big are you planning the layout to be? End-to-end or circular?
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 171
Views: 104648

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

Fabulous work Doug. Commercialising good points could be your next project...
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: e2e in two laptop boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 6926

Re: e2e in two laptop boxes

Sorry for the delay. Pic of the board and electrical connections herewith. For the boards, while there is a little (I mean a little) movement, once the track is lined up exactly they work fine. With the electrical joins, I didn't leave much room so I had to remove the brass joins from their insulati...
by msimister
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Feeling totally frustrated with T Gauge at the moment.
Replies: 9
Views: 14351

Re: Feeling totally frustrated with T Gauge at the moment.

Hi Mike, I can empathise with you on the springs. My carpet has, likewise, eaten several. My own current frustration is with the Class 150 from Shapeways. It's a beautifully detailed model but doesn't fit the recommended chassis (at least, I couldn't get it to fit, even after extensive 'modification...
by msimister
Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: e2e in two laptop boxes
Replies: 5
Views: 6926

e2e in two laptop boxes

Some time ago I posted a few pics of my first go at T gauge modelling, a U-shaped track from a station to a traverser ('In a laptop box'). Pics of my second T gauge layout, in the raw without the scenery, that fits into two laptop boxes are attached and in developing and building it some thoughts oc...
by msimister
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Crianlarich trials
Replies: 14
Views: 13542

Re: Crianlarich trials

That's brilliant! Very realistic. What did you use to make the old fence that's perpendicular to the bridge?
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: new plan -no name yet
Replies: 37
Views: 35638

Re: new plan -no name yet

Hi Mike,
How is the scale track? I asked the shop in Edinburgh if they were bringing it out in flexible track but the response from Japan was that they haven't found a way of making it commercially viable as it's tricky to assemble.
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Which Body?
Replies: 3
Views: 4186

Re: Which Body?

It's not quite in the right time period but the Class 42 Warship fits a 19m chassis. Class 25 ditto (check the chassis size). Again, not quite right is the Class 67 but not sure what size chassis fits. Suspect we have to compromise in T gauge more than the larger scales do.
Cheers,
Malcolm
by msimister
Fri May 19, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T Gauge..and how its perceived by others
Replies: 4
Views: 5661

Re: T Gauge..and how its perceived by others

I haven't had any feedback about T gauge from other modellers but one of my sons gasped when he saw my GWR railcar and said the obvious, 'It's tiny!' Regarding size, I have limited space so while I'm in awe of The Bridge etc my own OO gauge layout is just 10' x 2' and that's pretty much all househol...
by msimister
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Anybody in????
Replies: 20
Views: 32278

Re: Anybody in????

Not lost interest, just been diverted by other things, including work, training to be a guard on Puffing Billy (a 2' 6" gauge preserved steam railway near Melbourne) and my OO scale layout. Will get back to T gauge in due course.
Malcolm
by msimister
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: truck fell off loco
Replies: 4
Views: 5134

Re: truck fell off loco

If it's what has happened to me a few times you need to spring into action. On each side of the power bogie is a small spring which holds the bogie in place. Spares are available at Tgauge.com. They can be devilishly difficult to fit but there is advice on the Tgauge.com website. Good luck!