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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2007, 03:51:35 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.

Metal gears would be way, way more expensive than the plastic ones. And besides, it's pointless to add any momentum effect to the mechanisms because of the magnetic wheels; the cars do not roll freely under any circumstances.

I think the motor is adequate; there simply needs to be more reduction. I'm contemplating bashing multiple mechanisms together to see if I can employ more compound gears.

actually there quite a few people who swear by steel rail as a better choice than nickel silver ?

Soldering must be a bear...
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2007, 04:16:47 PM »
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actually there quite a few people who swear by steel rail as a better choice than nickel silver ?

Soldering must be a bear...
apparently not so  ;D
and steel is supposed to be twice as conductive as nickel silver
not to mention more prototypical colour  8)
Chris
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 there must be something in it if somebody as respected as Carr's and C+L Finescale (http://www.finescale.org.uk/index.php) offers all their products both in steel and nickel silver (http://www.finescale.org.uk/show_page.php?pid=104#f)

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2007, 04:25:10 PM »
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I remember Tyco HO steel track. It worked, but just got dirty much quicker it seemed.

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2007, 04:33:08 PM »
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I remember Tyco HO steel track. It worked, but just got dirty much quicker it seemed.
different steel ...
today they make it from "leadalloy" steel - easy to solder, good resistance to oxidisation
you are comparing old apples with new pears  ;D
Chris
« Last Edit: December 16, 2007, 05:05:35 PM by bambuko »

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2007, 08:26:02 PM »
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Great review on your site David. It seems to me that unless someone has modelling talent at least on par with yours (which excludes me  :-[), that this set may not be a good investment.

The cars do look fantastic though. If only these guys would use that production capability to expand Z scale!

BTW, Hi everybody.

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #20 on: December 16, 2007, 10:02:55 PM »
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Welcome to the asylum, Bill!
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2007, 12:27:33 AM »
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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.

They fell off the truck...
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2007, 04:18:18 AM »
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I regret that my source must remain anonymous. That was part of the deal.

to protect who ? the dealer ? the reseller ? the manufacturer ? from too many orders... ?
(s.hit, customer is threatening with an order !)

...I know something you don't know - sounds like peruke-buffoon trains !

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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2007, 06:38:29 AM »
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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.

They fell off the truck...

Nope, no truck. 100% legit storefront seller. Paid full list, too.

to protect who ? the dealer ? the reseller ? the manufacturer ? from too many orders... ?
(s.hit, customer is threatening with an order !)

To protect a private individual who negotiated the transaction on my behalf.

...I know something you don't know - sounds like peruke-buffoon trains !

Sounds more like some frustrated modelers out there. Believe me, I know the feeling, and I wish I could share with everybody, but I am not allowed.

I'm getting hit with emails from other folks looking to get T Gauge from me, but I simply can't become a "dealer" because my source is not a dealer, just a helpful person who trusts that I won't abuse their offer to help me.
« Last Edit: December 17, 2007, 06:44:11 AM by dks2855 »
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Re: Should be receiving T Gauge shortly
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2007, 12:02:19 PM »
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It doesn't look worse than some of early N scale. Perhaps, if modelers and the manufacturer persist, it might actually work well. Thanks for the heads up, and thank your source. Frank
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