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As I am currently doing elderly parent watch for a while I have decided to use my time designing a new T gauge layout - not a Z scale based one this time.
I have discovered 5 packs of the Eishindo type c buildings to assemble- the ones with the etched fire escapes. Giving me a total of 31 buildings with others already assembled from other packs and styles
I also have the job from hell 2 packs of unpainted Motorcycles. Where did that magnifier go?
I know the buildings are Japanese in style but planning on a UK themed layout maybe west country based as I want a Warship to go with Doug's Baby Deltic. The old 20M stock I am planning to cover with Electra Graphics stuff when he gets back to me with what is currently available

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Having great fun assembling those fire escapes not helped by my arthritis but getting there slowly.
Will prove interesting when I order the T Gauge etched brass signal box.
Due to available graphics it looks like the layout plans will be moving to the SE of England for inspiration but my Rule 1 (its my layout and anything can happen applies) means other stock when I acquire it will be run as well.
Have got to summon up the suitable funds for a shapeways order postage being the killer there.

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Building stock as current.
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Well my Baby Deltic arrived this morning and is now ready for painting. Whilst modifying the chassis the carpet monster has claimed a pick up spring, need to find my spare stock.
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Mike

Here's a link to a technique I use to replace these pesky little things: http://www.talkingtgauge.net/viewtopic. ... 21&start=3

And what colour scheme are you going to use??
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http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Pic ... ay&first=1
This is the livery I was going to use.

Had to replace those springs before so know what is involved :lol:
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In the name of research ( and boredom if I'm honest) I have been trawling You Tube and looking at every single T Gauge video I can find , I suspect I have missed some but I wanted to see how others had done things
I have still not finalised a track plan and readily admit that until I do, trains will run on a loop of std track.
Scenic items - buildings etc will be gathered in the mean time as will extra train stock.
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My Baby is in that two-tone green...which looks nice.

The darker green is definitely Humbrol 195 (Dark Green satin) and I can't find the tin I have of the lighter green....it might be Humbrol 131, which is the only other satin finish green, and I'm sure both were in satin. I spent several minutes with a Bachmann Baby Deltic comparing the colours.

Its convenient that the manager at Gee Dees in Nottingham drives trams at Crich! ;) ;)
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Not yet finished but my Baby Deltic at present.
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Finding realistic plans that will work with T gauge track is proving interesting. May have a look at an end to end trying to incorporate part of a harbour but need to do more research on that one. Also got to work out the maximum size baseboard that will fit safely in the back of my car, If I can, I would like to avoid board joins because I don't care what people say they can never be disguised totally especially in smaller scales.
Nearest supplier of the humbrol railmatch colours is not local and don't want a 50 mile round trip just for a pot of paint :shock:

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Nutter wrote:Nearest supplier of the humbrol railmatch colours is not local and don't want a 50 mile round trip just for a pot of paint
Do you have Boyes stores in your neck of the woods? If they are just a northern thing then you may wonder what on earth I am talking about - if so then please ignore as it would be a 400 miles round trip!

However if you do, the sell Vallejo acrylics which come in a huge range of colours. These work very well on Shapeways FUD. Have not tried them on other materials, so can not say if they would do equally as well or not on those.

They are not labelled by railway friendly terms, but with so many colours you should be able to find something close. I can see that you already have this covered, but for info I use 099 GER. DARK GREEN for BR green diesel main body colour.
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On the off chance I phoned my local model shop and they had what I wanted in stock so now got the Crimson Lake I wanted and also a bag of fine green scatter
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Am I being unrealistic, have just measured the boot of my little hatchback and can fit a 34" x 15" baseboard between the wheel arches and without folding the rear seats down
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Did you guesstimate a decent thickness for the layout when you did your measuring???

When I did the same exercise to determine what size I could get away with for Robins Run, I forgot to take into account the extra depth of the layout caused by the fixed "backdrop" that stick upward all the way round, and consequently its a bit of a wiggle getting the layout in width ways between the rubber seals round the tailgate opening and the narrowing caused by the hinged section in the rear parcel shelf. Its like posting a 4ft by 3ft letter into a giant postbox!! :shock: :shock:

As you're planning on not folding the seats down, did you allow for the seat backs sloping backwards?? Again, the height of the layout matters!
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Wheel arches come in slightly compared to actual hatch opening.
No Parcel shelf fitted and I can adjust the seat backs so they are vertical - dam clever these Japanese designers.
Japanese Kei car to transport a Japanese origin scale - Little cars and Little Trains :)
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So I need to think in metric to get an idea for the space (38x86cm if anyone else is the same). I'd say that's plenty of space depending on what you want! If (for example) you wanted a 4 track station for full lenth HST's I'd say you need a bit more, but for trains in scenery or a town station I think it's plenty!

Let us know when you have any kind of plan sorted!

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Matt your metric calculation is correct.
4 coach EMU and the baby deltic with a 4 coach train will probably be my limit.
Have a few ideas but need to get more research done on the original location to see how it could work with T Gauge points.
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Finished version of one of Doug's Mk1 coaches - I say finished but temp sitting on a modified set of 103 bogies borrowed from one of my Z narrow gauge wagons until I get the correct sets,
The camera shows that I could have done better on the roof although every thing looks ok from 12" not 3" using 8 meg macro setting on the camera
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Currently at a major stumbling block, all fingers and thumbs, even though I have done them before just not successful yet replacing the springs on my 16m chassis. Bad day maybe just can't stop one hand shaking so back to the back burner for that job.
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Oh dear. Had the job recently and lost the spring... Good luck!

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