Portable T-Guage box model

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Kupzinger
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Really beautiful layout. The test run is ... rather short :)
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Was hoping to make a longer video but having problems upgrading to a new version of iMovie. That's why it's a short single clip. I shot plenty of clips but just haven't been able to cut them together.

J.

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Just made some trees for the box model. Looking forward to adding them in. Garden wire and copper strand and PVA seems to work fine. Foliage from Javis Countryside Scenics. Burnt Umber Acrylic for colour. Magnifying glass and tweezers essential.

J.
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A small T-gauge forest
A small T-gauge forest
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Here's a longer version of a test run video which includes a earlier shot of the foam board skeleton and current progression of the model.

J.





Moderator edit: youtube link corrected to make video show

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Cool! I definitively still enjoy watching trains in a circle after 35 years of railway addiction :) and especially on this little gem of a layout.
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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I\ve been working on trees and added some to the layout yesterday. What a difference it makes.

J.
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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The first Box Model is now in a box, but no pictures quite yet. After a little fine tuning it will be complete and photographed this week I hope.
It will be housed in an Oak toolbox type case with steel corner protectors and lock catches. The model landscape is encased in 3mm Oak ply. The insert has lift-out handles. The model insert and power controller are removable. Inside there is space for two small boxes on the left side for rolling stock and small tools, batteries etc.It will be a fully working train set in a box. Totally portable. I'm hoping to make a few of these over the coming months. I'll be working on some other landscape ideas and hopefully the next one will include a concrete arched viaduct on one of the curves. I may need a bit of help with that one (Doug?). 3D printing is not my thing. Yet.

Jim

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Sneak preview.
Here are some images of my complete T-gauge box model. Housed in an solid Oak toolbox type case. The theme is a ravine with an oval of track entering and exiting a tunnel over two girder bridges. It's a fully working prototype model. There are two small boxes within which can hold accessories and rolling stock. The landscape section is removable to reveal the extreme detail that T-gauge has to offer.

Jim
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Detail.
Detail.
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Inside.
Inside.
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Outside
Outside
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Hi Jim,
where did you get the TUNNEL PORTALs from?
BR,
Siegfried

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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They're not from here! :twisted: ;)

I think they're from TGauge.com: https://www.tgauge.com/section/5/va/buildings
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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..and how to get such a realistic style from clear acrylic parts?
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Siegfried

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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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Beautiful job on your Portable T-Gauge box model!

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rail450 wrote:..and how to get such a realistic style from clear acrylic parts?
BR,
Siegfried
The tunnels came from Tgauge.com a while back when they supplied plaster cast versions which were hand painted by my self using acrylic paint.

J.
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Plaster cast tunnel entrance.
Plaster cast tunnel entrance.
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Re: Portable T-Guage box model

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This plaster cast versions are not available anymore?

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JoeMalinchak wrote:Beautiful job on your Portable T-Gauge box model!
Thanks Joe. Looking at your work with the steam loco. Outstanding.

J.

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rail450 wrote:This plaster cast versions are not available anymore?
I don't think they are. I liked them but they were very fragile. Great for realistic painting. Not sure how I'd paint the acrylic ones.

J.

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