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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: 10764

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: 32278

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: 16780

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: 6601

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: 41963

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: 378864

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: 32278

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: 14440

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: 8060

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: 8060

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...
by Reith01
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Introducing myself
Replies: 2
Views: 3023

Re: Introducing myself

Beautiful. I love working with card and paper myself having been "brought up" on Sankei kits.

These are splendid. A very nice diorama. Inspires me to shape up my efforts!

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by Reith01
Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Useful Ebay Stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 9072

Re: Useful Ebay Stuff

Nice tips. Thanks. I found some trees that would seem to be based on wire armatures. (I've tended to use brass plated picture wire for the main trunks. Might save some time with prefabricated ones).

The problem I'm currently having is finding grass cover fine enough to be a lawn.
by Reith01
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 378864

Re: The Bridge

Spectacular!

Enjoy the rest.
by Reith01
Wed Feb 03, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T gauge rail supplier
Replies: 56
Views: 58856

Re: T gauge rail supplier

Will be interested to see how people get on with this rail and if people manage to sort out decent points/switches. It'll be my last ditch attempt with this scale and not something I relish. I had hoped that commercial products would actually work so that I could concentrate on building up the scen...
by Reith01
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Very nice 0402 prewired leds
Replies: 0
Views: 1801

Very nice 0402 prewired leds

Should anyone be interested I happened upon an ebay seller in the UK. doogierev search on '0402 prewired' Wired with 0.1mm enamelled copper, leads approx. 200mm tips tinned (about 1cm) cathode marked near the tip with black. They also come coiled individually so it's easy just to take just one from ...
by Reith01
Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T gauge rail supplier
Replies: 56
Views: 58856

Re: T gauge rail supplier

I've seen the rail sold online in 18 inch lengths to get round postal restrictions. Anyone who's received flexitrack from TGauge.com will have received it in a large pizza box (new...not used!). I know. I did ask TGauge.com if they'd make it a Hawaiian but they said they only did Pepperoni Flexitra...
by Reith01
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T gauge rail supplier
Replies: 56
Views: 58856

Re: T gauge rail supplier

I could commit to about 10 metres. I've an amount of scrap left over from the layout which will anyway have to change so there'll be more scrap. And it is contingent on getting working points.

Thanks for letting me know.
by Reith01
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Manufacturers & Suppliers
Topic: PegasusDesigns -My Shapeways shop.
Replies: 2
Views: 6518

Re: PegasusDesigns -My Shapeways shop.

Nice one, - as long as it's to scale!! A low relief building. I must admit disappointment with Shapeways buildings mostly because of scale. Some I bought I reckon are about 1/550, too small to integrate with items to the correct scale. Good luck with this and your shop, all the same. cheers, Ivor.
by Reith01
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T gauge rail supplier
Replies: 56
Views: 58856

Re: T gauge rail supplier

Good site. - downloaded a couple of z templates in the hope of reducing them x2.05. Just to have a look....
by Reith01
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Card/paper model crack/seam filling.
Replies: 11
Views: 15074

Re: Card/paper model crack/seam filling.

I bought some. Came in a nice metal case. I tried it on the cracked from of my optovisor lenses and it worked a treat. Also a tiny moulding in wax. It worked well so when the time comes I'll try it on a model. The only problem is the price for the amount. Still, it proves a point about UV curing glu...