My T gauge addiction

Post details of your T gauge layouts and the progress you are making.
mattinair
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Happy hour 8-)
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Also on Tips & Tricks :roll:

JoeMalinchak
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Love the lights!

mattinair
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I just gotta say how helpful it is seeing all the really pro level modeling being posted on this forum>The way you guys just rip into stuff is amazing :)

I made some whimsical tanks, silos and towers to hide some of the anchor bolts for the (Parker Flats) scenic module..
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The little tops come off so I can access the bolts in the bottoms of the cylinders
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This Parker Flats module is the first one I'm trying lighting on so I thought I would also experiment with an anchoring system>If it works I'll be trying some ideas out for filling the gap between the scenic modules and the track... :roll:

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I had to take the Parker Flats station apart and install a multi layer interior to get the lighting to look right>The photos just don't do it justice.... :roll:
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I used a piece of optical fiber glued to the LED bulb in the interior for the outside light....

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Great looking night scene!

mattinair
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Thanks Joe.....I'm a big fan of your articles in the AMA mag on "nano" RC aircraft...

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oops I hit "Submit" instead of "Preview" :roll:
I've seen people switching to full RC control for larger scale locos (OO, HO even N)....Am I wrong to think that T gauge is just too small even with the tiny RC stuff you're using in your nano aircraft (?)

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Horizontal again....
The anchor bolt experiment on the Parker Flats scenic module seems to work pretty well, but I'm holding off on anchoring any of the other modules until I can replace the switches with the "short gap" switches pictured on the Tgauge.com web site.....Hopefully in less that 2 years (!) :roll:
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Made some quickie crude mock up structures. Starting to think about the water-feature scenic module...
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Starting to try and figure out how to model the turn-about on the Cazadero scenic module.....the historic record is kind of rough...
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Also going to be putting trees around the lookout tower from now till Easter.....or longer.... :lol:
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Trying to rough in the turntable on the Cazadero scenic module
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needs a lot of work :roll:

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Although the old painting showed what looked like a wooden structure, in some photos I found it appeared to be made off iron ...
Not like the prototype, but I've left the rails sticking out over the boardwalk cause I may use it with a slightly longer loco in the future...
The table itself has an axle and bearing plate so it might be a candidate for animation in the future .. :roll:
I've got the forest to build and that's going to take a long time ...

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I like it better without the train..... :lol:
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With or without a train.....it still looks brill! :)
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mattinair
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Thanks so much ..... I'm in the middle of adding 2 tracks on the back side .... Hope'n I don't screw it up ...... tooo much :lol:

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"Ooh - 'ere - NO!".....as the great Frankie Howerd would say! :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol: ;) ;) ;)
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mattinair
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Got the 2 tracks in. With all due respect to Frankie Howerd .... whew :)
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Kids on the way up for Easter so Cazadero scenic module is back on the layout for now
I need more trees... :roll:
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I really like the layout and it's climate. The forrest part looks very prototypically. Congratulations for turntable !

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Herky Jerky uncoupler

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Not sure about this video stuff .... but here goes :roll:



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It's starting to run a little better ...... whew what a fiddly business ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6MozvfxUGs

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Backing cars through the points ..... :o ..... Forgot that I hadn't installed a magnetic coupler ... It really helps when you're trying to uncouple the cars :lol: :roll:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwDPP1_xnqg

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