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Hi dkightley,

Sorry, nothing physical as yet as I'm mostly caught up with college and dad has been busy back home. Not much progress since he is the sole source for any money transactions. Too small to have a credit card (also the reason why I am doing it free, it's our hobby as well). I am starting work on my first T gauge products which does have both British and Indian stock. Will post updates soon.

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Just uploaded to Shapeways to see if it passes the final tests....
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Hi JB Models,

It looks like you are off to a great start in designing some great TGauge products! Keep up the great work. Also, please look at some American locomotives as the market will expand as more of us in the US discover this wonderful scale!

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JoeMalinchak wrote:Hi JB Models,

It looks like you are off to a great start in designing some great TGauge products! Keep up the great work. Also, please look at some American locomotives as the market will expand as more of us in the US discover this wonderful scale!
Hi JoeMalinchak,

I surely will, could you be kind enough to actually give me a list of models you would like to see? Please remember that all my locos are designed as non-powered models so as to be true to scale. I prefer having a powered coach or wagon to be used as a source of power. Do post your wishlist or PM me if you want. I can see what is possible to do.

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Would love to see any American Steam locomotives. I do not have a problem with using a coach for power. I would add a light to the engine so it would look like it was powered when running!

The K4 or 4 6 2 Pacific would be great, but why not go for the crazy cool project, the Big Boy. How neat would that be in TGauge!

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A Big Boy would look terrific in T, as would any steam loco and some of British outline are available on Shapeways, but how do you give the impression of moving connecting rods? I'm no expert here but I suspect that the scale is too small to have connecting rods that actually move, so perhaps we have to think like Impressionist painters and give the impression we want even if close up that's not the reality. And if anyone can come up with a Merchant Navy, King, Duchess or A4 that looks realistic when moving I'll buy!

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msimister wrote:[...] but how do you give the impression of moving connecting rods? I'm no expert here but I suspect that the scale is too small to have connecting rods that actually move [...]
People are working on this topic already ;)
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People are working on this topic already ;)
That'll be Alan Ramsey at TGauge.com. We'll have to find out how he's getting on with that project....

And of course we all know that steam locos at this scale are "old hat".

Here's the proof: http://www.zen98812.zen.co.uk/480scale.html
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When. when when......I so totally want steam locos

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It would be so cool to have a locomotive with moving wheels and connecting rods. A great challenge for manufactures. I did see that TGauge,com is working on one, and I think it will be a big boost to the popularity of TGauge when it is released!

However, even a American steam locomotive like the Big Boy with static scale wheels would be great at this time. I purchased one of OzRailwaysTstuff's Flying Scotsman locomotives from Shapeways. It looks like a great model. I did see a video of the model running, buy have yet to see any static pictures of the completed engine. Does anyone have any photos of the completed model? From the video you do not notice the scale wheels not turning, but I am wondering how it looks in person running on the layout.

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JoeMalinchak wrote:Would love to see any American Steam locomotives. I do not have a problem with using a coach for power. I would add a light to the engine so it would look like it was powered when running!

The K4 or 4 6 2 Pacific would be great, but why not go for the crazy cool project, the Big Boy. How neat would that be in TGauge!

Joe.
Hi Joe,

I'll surely see what can be done about a T gauge steam loco, can you please provide me with a few scale drawings? Or even artwork from any box? And basic measurements. I'll be able to start work soon.

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Hey guys!

It's now 99.99% done...the bogies as you can see are a bit fat. I will have to reduce the width of the frames. That is a 2 min job. Let me know what you'll think.

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You can find lots of information on the Big Boy on the web. These are just a few drawings that I found.

Thanks, Joe.
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Thanks. I'll start work on it tonight....

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Great!

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JoeMalinchak wrote:Great!
I've managed to make a more simplified scale drawing using what you've provided. I can now start making the 3D model of the Big Boy in T gauge.... I'll PM you with images as I make progress.
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Hi JBModels, I am really looking forward to seeing your 3D model of the Big Boy. I know it will be challenging to design!

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JoeMalinchak wrote:Hi JBModels, I am really looking forward to seeing your 3D model of the Big Boy. I know it will be challenging to design!
Figured out the simplest way I can....now lets see how that pans out. I'll further contact you via PM. Lets keep this thread for UK stock.
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Start a thread for steam loco.... alota us wana see what you come up with.....

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mattinair wrote:Start a thread for steam loco.... alota us wana see what you come up with.....
Hi Mattinair,

I will post the finished CAD work images on my own thread. I've already started my own thread which has the Class 90 on it. Been having a problem with dad's Paypal account. So when that's sorted I'll put them up for sale.
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