My T gauge addiction

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mattinair
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I'll try and take some photos of the uncoupler up grade using a thin carbon fiber rod....(tomorrow ) it's way past my bed time here..(-.-)zzzzzzz

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Just an update on my layout. I'm kind of shy about posting because the stuff people are doing on this site is so professional. But I'm hope'n it might encourage others to go ahead and go for it....
I've added a fork lift (well as long as you don't look too closely). I made it from a very ground down Z gauge tractor and some pieces of one of those paper cranes Allen sells on Tgauge.com
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We really need some Tgauge equipment.....dozers, loaders and such....

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Hi Martin

Your layout is looking very nice :) :) :) ...you should post more photos of it.
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Seconded. As a first class procrastinator I do like to see layouts built to a good level of completion. Anything which can inspire me to actually get on and do something has to be good, and whilst I seem to have no problem turning out parts - wagons, boxcar, road vehicles, buildings etc - actually getting on with my layout seems to keep getting away from me!
Neil

T gauge items in my Shapeways shop http://www.shapeways.com/shops/t450

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It's Matt but Thanks for the kind words anyway....Doug.&..Neil.....

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That is a great photo! You are doing great work on your layout.

Joe.

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It is a nice little scene. It is all about how it looks from a distance, certainly no closer than from the edge of the layout, and - as your photo shows - it looks great from that distance. Now all you need is a backscene. :D

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yes, a backscene would be nice ....but for now the layout spends most of its time stacked upright in the corner of the studio....our place is just too small.....another reason you gota love the T.. :P

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I'm making some crude attempts at kit bashing some equipment that looks the right size next to the T gauge trucks and cars......
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The Shapeway stuff is good looking, but it just looks too big next to the T gauge vehicles......I know it says it's T gauge (and Stoney made the grader 38% smaller) but it still just seems too big......

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Put some cows on the train set..... :lol:
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Phwaaaawwww!!! :roll: Why did you have to stand downwind when you took that photo!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

That's looking ....and probably smelling.....very good indeed!!!!
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Not quite that prototypical :o :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for the kind words; they mean a lot coming from a model pro like yourself..
After watching me study'n your Bridge posts my wife said your like a Doughton Abby for guys.......I think this is a compliment......

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just made station and bar ( :roll: ) for toy train set
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Nice.......very nice! :D :D
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Thanks..........I can't wait to see the next update on The Bridge :P

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About not posting.....Wow the Bridge was super (!!!).......hard act to follow......
T gauge is on my mind but flying season has got me distracted
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I was looking at an art gallery for sale in a very old logging town in the coastal mountains north of here and in the the general store was this painting of the town done about a hundred years ago....
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This photo was taken about 100 yards down from the general store > there's no visible trace of the railroad....(bummer)
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The painting has really got me thinking........

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The town is Cazadaro in the coastal mountains north of San Francisco California..... :roll:

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I wasn't going to pull out the train set till the end of RC flying season but the locomotive turn around in the painting of Cazadero has got me falling off the wagon....addiction wise
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I've started to rough in the Cazadero station scenic module
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I kit bashed the stairs from Tgauge.com's switching house model for the forest fire lookout tower
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As I have posted; it took many many months of deep thought before doing the Dotti Dairy... :lol:
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I'm going to need Niel's Dr. Who Tardis for time travel now that I'm sandwiching a 19th century feature between two 20th century features......oh well.. :roll:

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One of the neat things about T is you can have a fairly large toy train set and store it in a fairly small space....Starting a painting so it's up against the wall for the toy train... :o
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For now........Whew :roll:

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I got a great gift for Christmas>This made from scratch(carved from a piece of balsa) rescue helicopter ....neat
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the maker apologized for not being able to do the lettering..(!!!)...I explained that I have to use cumputer printed decals and a microscope...whew

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