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Hiya everyone !! : )
We have just recived our promotional sets and i have just - T gauge is 1/450 and is officially the smallest motorised gauge in the world. The promotional pack was delivered very well packaged and it suffered no damage on its journey from Japan. There is a large number of items in the box including two train sets and samples of flexi track.

Track
The track comes in two types - set track and flexi track as yet there are no points but these are to come in the future apparantly. The flexi track is extremly small and fits by the standard method using track clips. It is extremly small and cutting it has to be done with a fine Razor saw taking care not to break the track from the sleeper clips.


The set track is ready laid on a plastic gravel base and is supplied as loops in either large or small - the loops are designed to fit exactly inside each other two form a double track loop.


The track unclips into samll sections curves and straights. These are very relativly easy to push together considering there extremly small size.



The small gap under the track on the above picture is to allow the power plug to be put in. The Controller pack comes well packaged with a controller and power lead. There are three track connection leads supplied one is for the track power. The other leads are reverser modules. These plug into the back of the controller and allow you to stop - reverse the train. There are two supplied so an end to end with reverser modules fitted in very useful.






Also supplied in the controller box is a railing tool ( which you really need ) the end of which is wrappad in a protective plastic cover as it is extremly easy to break off. There is also a wheel cleaner supplied.



For everyone who wants to know as far as i can make out the power is 4.5 Volts so the entire thing could be easily run on a battery as well.

I will post on each section as there is a lot to write about - Next Locomotives and rolling Stock

Nikki
 

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Locomotives and Rolling Stock

The locomotives are extremly well packaged and considering a set will be well under 50 pounds to buy are brilliant value for money! We were sent two different sets both japanese suburban railway EMUs. This is all they do at the moment but I have heard from someone on an american forum that they are thinking about a steam engine. How true this is I dont know. The box is well made with an opening book type front panel displaying the locomotive units and rolling stock in clear plastic.





Upon opening the box we find there are 4 units - These are two powered units and two unpowed and hook together with arnold miniaturised n gauge couplings. We chose the blue set as the test set. This is the Hanwa line in Japans rolling stock corperate colours.

At 1/450 these are suprisingly well detailed and robust little models which have a form of magatraction and also directional lighting. The Detail is very good and they come which optional extra detail as well !



Here is have put a 5 pence peice next to the above photograph to show just how small they are!!
Then we decided to place one next to an N Gauge Coach and see the size difference.

Then we added a OO coach as well to the party !


The Pack of models comes with extras - These being a set of ready made pantographs and a different set of couplings - the intresting thing is as well the front of A car and the back of D car do not contain a coupling hook. There is also a set of cow catchers for the first and last car as well.
The little black tool also supplied is to help you to bend the pantographs to fit

A ready made up set of Pantographs

A different set of hooks incase the ones supplied are not to your liking


The detail level on these models is exceptional and even the fact that they run well and dont derail is shocking!! I have not seen much better detail on many N gauge Items







If you have any questions please contact me!!!!

We are taking advance orders through locomotion (Dinwiddy) now !!!!

Nikki
 

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Possible reson that they don't derail is because they use steel track with tiny magnets in the models. Similar to the old Tri-ang Magnadhesion.
 

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I wonder how long it will be before we start to see OO scale models with this T gauge railway as a "visitor attraction" in a seaside setting?


Or Thomas layouts with their own model railway park?

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QUOTE (dwb @ 12 Aug 2008, 17:34) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wonder how long it will be before we start to see OO scale models with this T gauge railway as a "visitor attraction" in a seaside setting?


Or Thomas layouts with their own model railway park?

David

Not long at all, but who will be the first to have a layout on the exhibition circuit (BRITHO maybe ?) - then we'll have to call him BRITT


If I've worked that out correctly then that's about 9" in 1 : 76 & 10" in 1 :87 ?

Having said that I really would'nt mind a set.
 

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QUOTE If I've worked that out correctly then that's about 9" in 1 : 76 & 10" in 1 :87 ?

Having said that I really would'nt mind a set.

I was thinking that too.

Considering you can do this in Z:



imagine what you could do with T?

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Just imagine how fine the catenery wires will be though - talking of fine, I don't think Richard will be too keen on those wheel profiles
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I'm waiting in anticipation to see Nikki's first "T" layout - it just has to be in the near future !
 

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I was just thinking that you could probably fit a layout into/onto a G-Scale wagon. If I have got my calculations correct it would be G-Scale's "G-Scale" ie 1/22 * 1/22 is approx 1/480.

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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 13 Aug 2008, 04:00) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>talking of fine, I don't think Richard will be too keen on those wheel profiles
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***Richard wouldn't bother commenting on them or their detail.....

I would just spray them with Baygon like all annoying little bugs or put down a cockroach trap that looks like a cute T scale tunnel to attract them in so they could be easily disposed of ....and continue happily modelling in 4mm scale
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QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 12 Aug 2008, 19:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Not long at all, but who will be the first to have a layout on the exhibition circuit (BRITHO maybe ?) - then we'll have to call him BRITT


I think the old eyesight might object to this somehow.

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QUOTE (Lancashire Fusilier @ 13 Aug 2008, 13:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wonder if Martin will design a smoke machine for those bad boys? Never mind DCC. What, no rivets to count!?

***I've travelled on the Japanese suburban lines more times than I could care count... during close to 50 trips to japan in my last ten years of corporate life!

In typical Japanese fashion most of the prototype is flush rivetted, so no, no rivets to speak of above the chassis line to count anyway!

Smoke machine - hmmmm... a steam loco would just be a Seuthe 22 with wheels!


Where's the bug spray?

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Very nice indeed!

I will be ordering a set!

As I had nothing better to do, which is always dangerous for me, I asked John Wiffen (Mr Scalescenes), what I would need to do to print off the kits for T-gauge.

In the scaling option on your printer just put in 33%.

The results look something like this:-



That is a N-gauge figure stood next to the waiting shelter!
That has to be too small surely?
Until I place it next to the loco not really going to know for sure, it seems too small to me though.

You really need a desk top magnifying glass and a very good set of tweezers, neither of which I actually have!!

Worth a laugh though!
 

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QUOTE That is a N-gauge figure stood next to the waiting shelter!

O 'eck! I thought the waiting shelter was a desk!

David
 

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QUOTE (Lancashire Fusilier @ 18 Aug 2008, 08:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Too small - no. It is about half the size of your n scale man so it is right I think at 1/450.

Now silly - yes!

***Now if you could drop a model car body over a bull ant......... (Nahhh - come to think about it, with the size of our ants here, this'd work in N scale, need to use a ladybug for T perhaps).

A male bull ant could be painted yellow, branded caterpillar and become a tree lopping machine in T... those jaws would cut down a small "forest in a box tree" with no effort at all!! (Having had one nip me right through my sneaker, their power is definately "overscale"

About that bug spray.....

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Hello all,

I have just joined the group, having been alerted to this thread by another T Gauger. I'm excited to have learned of others interested in T.

My name is David (yes, another one), and I live in the States. I've been active in T Gauge since I received my first two sets in December 2007. Lately I've been working on handlaid track, and I am now considering freight cars. I've also received a shipment of Eishindo's accessories (apartments, people, bicycles, etc.) and that got me thinking about structures as well.

If anyone is interested, I have a blog that traces my progress:

http://1-450.blogspot.com/

I am also just starting work on a more permanent website:

http://www.t-gauge.net/

Best regards to all,
David
 
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