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T gauge
« on: August 15, 2007, 10:10:23 AM »
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Railwire should beat the rest and be the first to include a T gauge forum:

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 10:15:00 AM »
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Since our keyboards don't have Japanese characters and few if any of us read Japanese, it might be a mite too early for a T gauge forum!

Have any models even reached this side of the Pacific??

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 10:33:21 AM »
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How long until BLMA has grabs and sun shades for the locos?  :o

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 10:50:04 AM »
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Since our keyboards don't have Japanese characters and few if any of us read Japanese, it might be a mite too early for a T gauge forum!

Have any models even reached this side of the Pacific??

None of the models have been released yet, but rest assured, a few will be making the trek across the pond.
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 11:09:53 AM »
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Yes, it looks like September before anything will be ready. Apparently the holdup was some re-engineering, part of which involved a power supply. Also, they've been working on their couplers--evidently they are using scaled-down Rapidos (see http://www.jzf.jp/rinji.html and scroll down to the last five images).

I for one will be one of the first in line (Robert and I will be duking it out, I suspect) to get a set. We'll need to save up our pennies--advanced word is the first sets will be circa US$400. But they will include four (possibly) sets of trains, an oval of track, buildings, figures, cars and other details.

Then it will be just a matter of time to see who does what with the stuff. Zn3, anyone?
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007, 01:58:53 PM »
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Then it will be just a matter of time to see who does what with the stuff. Zn3, anyone?

of course! on code 10 rail.  :P

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007, 02:14:14 PM »
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Then it will be just a matter of time to see who does what with the stuff. Zn3, anyone?

of course! on code 10 rail.  :P

Well, my patent-pending code 25 rail works out to be 5.5 inches high in Z scale, which is pretty good (not good enough to represent really lightweight rail of narrow gauge, but not an embarrassment). And it's about 11 inches high in T (assuming 1:450), which is not awful, fine for heavy mainline, and better than code 80 in N, which is almost 13 inches.
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007, 07:21:36 PM »
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The stuff looks cool, but I'll stick with Z for my smallest scale.

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2007, 07:25:28 PM »
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What's really strange is that a while back I had starting building some models in 1:350. I had an RS-3 mechanism in the works, using a pager motor, when T gauge was announced. That ended that little adventure.
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007, 09:39:21 PM »
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The stuff looks cool, but I'll stick with Z for my smallest scale.

Yeah right.  I'll give you 2 weeks from seeing the first photo of American T gauge modeling. 
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2007, 09:43:40 PM »
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Nope, I swear...scouts honor :P

Besides I just bought a On30 2-6-0 to be like my hero.

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Re: T gauge
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2007, 07:25:53 AM »
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I like this:




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Re: T gauge
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2007, 08:11:04 AM »
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Is this T at the top here:
http://okirakuoyaji.hp.infoseek.co.jp/tenji2007-8-11.html

No, that's Japanese Z scale. I didn't see any T on that page. But there was a lot of nice modeling there, though.
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2007, 08:23:16 AM »
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wow, so many cool Japanese trains ^_^