The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

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MIHS85
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Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Post by MIHS85 »

Nutter wrote:Is that the GP9 i spy on the picture with the beer? How does it cope with the tight radius curve?
It's the GP8 from TGauge.com. It has the 16mm chassis and runs
fine. But anything longer and you'll be in trouble with this radius.

Here's a short video:

https://youtu.be/YIBURtJ_RqE

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Nutter
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Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Post by Nutter »

Cheers for that, realised too late I said wrong number was looking at my Z gauge stock,
1 x GP9,3 x F7b , 5x F7a and a Mikado steamer, :roll:
Know the limits of the track, have several british loco's that work on 16m chassis :D
Mike
DON'T knock it at least I am trying to do something, with only one good hand.

jesse6669
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Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Post by jesse6669 »

Great layout! I especially like the station building. Really nice!

kajovog
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Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Post by kajovog »

For the Fine Tracks, did you do anything special at the joints? like filing or cutting the rails? I just started to use Fine Tracks and I am concerned about the gaps and miss-alignment I am seeing. When I look at your video the operation is really smooth.

MIHS85
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Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Post by MIHS85 »

No, nothing special, but I did take indeed quite some extra care to have the track bed level and all the track well aligned before glueing it to the track bed (with some very liquid super glue in order to avoid having to lift up the tracks again and thereby risking mis-alignment) . Actually, the biggest pain for me was to paint the rail joiners - the (acrylic) paint just did not want to stick to the material and I did have to give it several goes.

One tip for the ballast: the T-gauge ballast is, in my view, still a bit too coarse at this scale. I ended up using, therefore, a finer, basically powder-like ballast from Koemo, a German company (https://www.koemo.de/wegschotter-0-00-0-15mm.html). They produce, by the way, very realistic looking ballast for all types of scales and a very good glue for ballasting as well.

kajovog
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Re: The Cascade Loop - my T gauge micro layout

Post by kajovog »

Thanks, appreciate the answer. The Koemo stuff looks great. Thanks for the tip.

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