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Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« on: December 15, 2007, 10:38:21 AM »
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If all goes well, sometime around Christmas I should be receiving at
least one or possibly two T Gauge sets, plus an undetermined number of
accessories. If interested, please keep an eye on my T Gauge blog for
the details. I will of course post my findings immediately upon receipt.

http://1-450.blogspot.com/
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 06:14:59 PM »
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Hope you will post some photos here. I see possibilities for a traction layout of they get around to making turnouts.

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2007, 12:05:35 AM »
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I doubt very much there will ever be turnouts. The trains barely run (three speeds: stop, jerk, fly). You can read my initial report here:

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

Some sample photos... posing on my finger:


One whole train set, with a penny:


Roadbed track with power connector:


An impressive mechanism, including a 4 mm diameter motor:
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2007, 12:53:38 AM »
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Kind of sounds like some weight is needed, but you say they can barely pull themselves. It may be tricky. Perhaps a mini plug can be used between the cars.

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2007, 09:11:17 AM »
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Kind of sounds like some weight is needed, but you say they can barely pull themselves. It may be tricky. Perhaps a mini plug can be used between the cars.

My first thought. But, a miniplug would almost completely fill the end of the car. It's easy to forget just how tiny this stuff is until you get it between your fingers. I think the train will have to be permanently MUed in order for it to perform at all, let alone perform half-decently.
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2007, 11:03:33 AM »
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Video has been posted on YouTube:

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It is also embedded in the (revised) blog entry:

http://1-450.blogspot.com/2007/12/and-verdict-is_16.html
« Last Edit: December 16, 2007, 01:48:03 PM by dks2855 »
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2007, 11:13:46 AM »
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Hmmm, I wonder if the rails were coated with something prior to shipping from the factory, like a fine coat of oil? If I were you, I'd gently clean the rail tops with a BrightBoy and then put some TV Tuner Lubricant and Cleaner on them. I note that the train seemed to stall on the same section of track. Perhaps the rail joiners need cleaning?
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2007, 12:39:03 PM »
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I'm thinking that they should have used all metal gears, and more of them, to get more momentum from the gearhead effect. Maybe that tiny motor is just too small.

What I would really like to know is where did you get the set? We have an army of people scouring the web looking for T Gauge, and nobody has even gotten an email reply from the manufacturer, much less found a source to purchase them?

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2007, 12:49:49 PM »
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Video has been posted on YouTube:
doesn't look any worse than some of my Z locos straight out of the box  :) ;)
it is bound to be temperamental  >:( at first
I hope you can get it going
and regardless, I want one  8) as well !
where did you get it?
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007, 01:15:26 PM »
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What I would really like to know is where did you get the set? We have an army of people scouring the web looking for T Gauge, and nobody has even gotten an email reply from the manufacturer, much less found a source to purchase them?

I hope you can get it going
and regardless, I want one as well !
where did you get it?

I regret that my source must remain anonymous. That was part of the deal.
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2007, 01:35:35 PM »
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How long will will this t Gauge remain a secret?

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2007, 02:21:19 PM »
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How long will will this t Gauge remain a secret?

I don't think T Gauge is any kind of "secret" really. The Japanese blogs are starting to buzz about it; for instance, see http://1-450.blogspot.com/2007/12/otc-sales-targeted-for-1q08.html

As for finding overseas suppliers, it may simply be a matter of time once it hits the shelves more widely.
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2007, 02:37:22 PM »
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another question?
what rail code do they use in their T track?
judging from the pic on your blog:

looks smaller than code40?
Chris

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2007, 02:43:47 PM »
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another question?
what rail code do they use in their T track?
judging from the pic on your blog...
looks smaller than code40?
Chris

Actually, it is Code 40. But... it's steel! The profile is an inverted-T; it has no railhead.
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2007, 03:34:53 PM »
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... But... it's steel! ...
actually there quite a few people who swear by steel rail as a better choice than nickel silver ?
I must admit, that despite trawling through various groups where it was discussed I haven't managed to find definitive comparison
Chris