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Re: T gauge
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2007, 11:08:06 AM »
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If any of you guys ever get the chance, I'd highly recommend going to Japan.  My wife and I spent a couple of weeks in Kyoto and Nara (the cultural/ spiritual center of Japan) and traveling out in the sticks on the Kansai Peninsula.  We had an absolutely fantastic time.  Japan is one of the few countries in this day and age where they still really like Americans.  The trains over there are incredible.  We didn’t even need a schedule.  Just show up at the station, figure out where you want to go and another train will be along within 20 minutes or less.  They are on time to the second.  And yes, the subways are as packed as you’ve seen on TV.  We'd really like to go back but it is very expensive.

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2007, 11:40:36 AM »
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Japan is one of the few countries in this day and age where they still really like Americans. 

Really?  They've gotten over those 2 little explosions we caused over there?

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2007, 11:49:41 AM »
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Really?  They've gotten over those 2 little explosions we caused over there?
We were literally mobbed by school kids several times, bought drinks, had people offer to guide us around their town, cook for us, etc.  It could've all been the radiation though . . .  We're off to Germany and Austria in two weeks so we'll see if those folks have held a grudge or not.  ;)

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2007, 12:04:21 PM »
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Really?  They've gotten over those 2 little explosions we caused over there?
We were literally mobbed by school kids several times, bought drinks, had people offer to guide us around their town, cook for us, etc.  It could've all been the radiation though . . .  We're off to Germany and Austria in two weeks so we'll see if those folks have held a grudge or not.  ;)

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That's crazy.  I would never have thought they would have been that friendly.  Pretty cool.

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« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2007, 02:34:17 PM »
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Really?  They've gotten over those 2 little explosions we caused over there?

Yep.  Just like we got over that little mishap at that harbor in Hawaii.

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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2007, 09:38:35 PM »
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Looking at that page linked a few posts back, that is Pro-Z brand Japanese Z Scale due to be released any day now, at the top of the page. If you look on ebay, there are Chinese sellers selling the Pro-Z cars, people, and street lights in bulk, for a fraction of what the Pr0-Z blister packs will go for. haha!

Looking down that page as some of the better modeling, you can really see their style of modeling. Terraced rice patties! Cool! ;D

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2007, 06:46:24 PM »
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If anyone (besides Robert!) is even vaguely interested in following T Gauge, I've started a blog--

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

It's a bit easier on the eyes and more focused than the Japanese Z Scale Yahoo group.

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2007, 10:33:20 PM »
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If anyone (besides Robert!) is even vaguely interested in following T Gauge, I've started a blog--

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

It's a bit easier on the eyes and more focused than the Japanese Z Scale Yahoo group.

Isn't most (all) Japanese N Scale 1:150?  And the Z scale is equally different from the American ratio...  So does that make the Japanese 1:450 T gauge 1:??? for American models?   

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2007, 08:20:21 AM »
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Isn't most (all) Japanese N Scale 1:150?  And the Z scale is equally different from the American ratio...  So does that make the Japanese 1:450 T gauge 1:??? for American models?   

Yes, there would likely be a gauge issue affecting the model ratio for NA vs. Japan for T scale. But two things, at 1:450 the difference would be so slight that I can't imagine anyone would either detect or worry about it, and there will probably be only three people who will be actively modeling in that scale anyway...

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2007, 04:56:52 PM »
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I read your blog. You have some neet picture links too. I really want to modify the trains into NP models, and handlay my own track. I think that code 25 rail would be to T Gauge, like code 40 is to Z Scale's normal code 60 rail. But the flanges really look big on those wheels.

I can handlay the track easily enough, and build structures and rolling stock easily enough, just that I would have to use #110 bond cardstock instead of plywood.

Those prices per car mean a car might sell for $3-$4, and since I only need the trucks, that might not be too expensive.

I think the laser can raster carsides and maybe even locomotive sides to fit over that mechanism. Decals will be tough.

I really want to get started on it now. ;D

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2007, 05:05:11 PM »
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Robert, I hear you. Ever since I posted the blog, all I've thought about is T gauge. I was even thinking of trying a turnout with code 25 rail, using that one photo of the wheels as a guide, but I may wait until I get my paws on a few cars. Looking at the stainless steel etched carbodies, I have a feeling they'd look pretty close to a US mass-transit car set, and I'd be tempted to just strip the paint and pantographs off of them and maybe tack on third rail pickup shoes, just to have something running quickly (not having a laser, I can't knock out freight cars by the bushel right off the bat!). Don't know, just thinking out loud.

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2007, 11:24:14 PM »
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Bumping this thread and asking a general question. What gauge would T scale track be in N? I'm looking to do some Maine 24" models in N.
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2007, 02:21:22 AM »
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T gauge?! Man.....Entire Boston line in scale in my basement.....hummmm ::)
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Re: T gauge
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2007, 08:46:33 AM »
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Bumping this thread and asking a general question. What gauge would T scale track be in N? I'm looking to do some Maine 24" models in N.

Less than 19 inches. A bit too small...

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Re: T gauge
« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2007, 06:47:01 PM »
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Bumping this thread and asking a general question. What gauge would T scale track be in N? I'm looking to do some Maine 24" models in N.

Less than 19 inches. A bit too small...

Sounds good for an HO garden layout.  Or...  N scale, scale live steam.
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