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Question on steam & other stock

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:19 am
by JoostV
Hi All,

T-Gauge is intriguing me very much. However... my passion is mostly with (german) steam and some old diesels like the dutch DE-1
Had contact with Alan about steam and they are working on it, but it could take a while (of course)
What are my options except waiting? :)

Looking forward to suggestions
Cheers Joost

Re: Question on steam & other stock

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:52 pm
by Towers
I think the only option at the moment is scratch building or finding a loco body on http://www.Shapeways.com. There is a German guy who has made German locos in T. His name is Uwe Fenk http://www.uwefenk.de/QTT.htm. His stuff is amazing. He even made a T Gauge Beyer Garratt! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s66UdcECUks

Re: Question on steam & other stock

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:09 am
by JoostV
Hi,

That looks amazing!

Found some shapeway models made by OzRailwaysTstuff. Anyone having experience with these shapeway models or others? Is it hard to use?
Especially the flying scotsman looks nice

Cheers,
Josot

Re: Question on steam & other stock

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:55 pm
by Towers
I've got lots of shapeways buildings but I haven't tried any rolling stock in T gauge.

I haven't really had any problems except that sometimes they randomly decide that the thing you want is unsuitable for 3D printing and the designer will have to modify it. I think that's happened to me on 3 things so far. The buildings I've got look great and I've got a couple of 009 scale coaches that look good. Painting in T Gauge can be a bit fiddly but I like that sort of challenge.

Occasionally the stuff I've got has required a very light sanding as the surface can be a bit rough sometimes. You also might want to clean anything with soapy water and a toothbrush before painting as there is sometimes a gooey residue.

Re: Question on steam & other stock

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:05 pm
by Ozrail
I haven't heard anyone having any issues with my Flying Scotsman model so far.
So I say the signs are good for the moment.

Not to sure what German locomotive the FS could be made into.
(I'm not familiar with German Steam locos sorry)

But painted Black with Red underframes and wheels and you'd have a basic loco to fit the theme.
You would probably need to make your own custom tender to be realistic.


Also with the right colours, you can also use the Warship diesel 42 class, and make it into a DB Class V 200 locomotive.

Re: Question on steam & other stock

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:59 pm
by JoostV
Hi Ozrail,

Great to hear from the creator himself.
Are there construction instuctions for the flying scotsman? So much to learn!! :D

Cheers,
Joost

Re: Question on steam & other stock

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:24 am
by Ozrail
The Flying Scotsman, as well as my other models require official Eishindo wheels.
(Sorry I haven't had a chance to change all my models to UK Tgauge.com Pin point wheel designs yet)

You would need 2 Bogeys for the Flying Scotsman
2 wheels for the front, and one bogey trimmed for the rear truck.

And 2 more bogeys for the tender.
And 3 couplers

To make an accurate German Tender, I'd suggest you should purchase a Adjustable Chassis set.
Trim one down to the shortest chassis possible and make 2 blocks glued together to make the right shape for the tender.
Paint black and red, and you have a tender. :)

Re: Question on steam & other stock

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 10:29 am
by JoostV
Hi,

Sounds good. Where do I get the official Eishindo wheels?

Guess I also need wheels for the main wheels (not sure how they are called in English). Not my native tongue :)

Cheers,
Joost