My T gauge addiction

Post details of your T gauge layouts and the progress you are making.
tramdriver
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Post by tramdriver »

Hello Matt(intheair)

I do really like your achievments so far, and you have brought me back into T. Almost immediately my radar was locked on these little Geeps. Now I have found that TrainaidsA are selling them. So I will now buy a pair.

Thanx for bringing me back.

Goran
HALMSTAD/Sweden

mattinair
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Re: My T gauge addiction

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Another neat thing about T gauge (scale) is I'm able to do the scenery in removable pieces allowing me to do the messy business of shaping and coloring away from the track....
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mattinair
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I've been having a blast roughing in the scenery. It's so small if an experiment messes up I can just grab another piece of foam and try again..
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...My wife says it's beautiful....
Also I've been putting small pieces of lead on the underside of my freight cars it really helps pushing rows of uncoupled cars around.

mattinair
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Fun wise this t gauge layout is close to the top of my list>
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Lately I've been roughing in another scenery module>
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Still so much to learn>This web site has been such a useful resource>
Thanks to all of you>and keep posting
I really think t gauge is going to grow much more popular in the near future; it's just too much fun not to....

mattinair
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Really having fun with NeilM's tiny Land Rovers....whew!....still a long way to go figuring this paint thing out
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NeilM
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That is very impressive painting. I have, of course, tried painting quite a few of these, and know just what a steady hand (and a good magnifier!) it needs to to paint in the wheel centres and add the headlights etc. I confess that my first attempts all had solid black wheels! Also, close up photos can be quite cruel to such small models.

I have a few models nearly painted which I will photograph soon and post on the site. One of these I had to clean the paint off and start again because I had not fully cleaned the print of all the wax used during the manafacturing process. In fact that would be the one tip I would give with these models - clean the print properly first. It is very annoying otherwise for all the carefully applied paint to just flake off.
Neil

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

mattinair
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I'm amazed out how fast many of you build your layouts.......I spent at least a month "thinking" :lol: about this barn....
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My friend who owns a dairy farm tells me this is a loafing barn. I'll still need a milking barn for all those cute little cows.....

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SmallCentral
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Very good job :geek:

mattinair
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My layout is really a TOY train. (having only a whimsical stand off scale connection to any kind of reality at all)....I spend a lot of time playing with it but not much time working on it....For the last 3 months I've been very slowly "working" on the dairy farm scenery module....Still in early mock up stage
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I've been trying to make different types of trees>Redwoods(?)
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Made a milking barn to go with the loafing barn...
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Experimenting with magnetic couplers...I'm able to putt around and gather individual cars onto the train.....NO idea YET as to how I'm going to decouple them :P :roll:
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already realized these magnets need to be ground down quite a bit. They're way to stong

Reith01
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It's splendid. The barn and environs are most impressive, specially how you got the textures on the building. Just starting to work on buildings in this scale I can appreciate the intricacies!

Superb.

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