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DJdeTrainman



Joined: 05 Feb 2009
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Location: New Jersey, USA

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Why T Gauge? Reply with quote

While I certainly know what my answer to this question is, I thought it would be nice to share our answer, to possibly influence all the readers of this forum. Why would someone choose to ues T? After all, when I go on at nearly any given time, almost twice as many guests are on this site than members! So fire away, and let's see who we can inspire...
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trainspotter-usa



Joined: 04 Sep 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why T?
Because.
Is that too cryptic?
I originally bought a set because I wanted one. I wanted to say.
"I've got some of the smallest model railway stuff in the world". Simple as that. No other reason.
Then when I got the stuff and started running it. Well, it just sort of took over. I thought I'd be happy to watch the tiny trains go round and round in circles. But I found myself wanting to build a proper layout and test my scratchbuilding skills.
Before I started on my layouts I had no idea what I could do. My eyes have been opened to a whole world of new materials that I didn't know about and skills I didn't know I had. (I've built a working lighthouse for Pete's sake).
I like to challenge myself I suppose.
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oztman



Joined: 14 Jan 2009
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Location: Sydney, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The challenge of something so small! Plus the possibility of getting an interesting layout into a very small space. I should add here that I haven't finally decided to go to T - there are apartment renovationsto finish first and then that long planned Z scale layout. Then we'll see....
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Z scale, but very curious about T - and who knows?
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victorian t gauge



Joined: 02 Nov 2008
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Location: traralgon, victoria, australia

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why t for me?? 2 real reasons.

1, I have always been fascinated with smaller scales, the unique following they have & the challenges for modelling. & they're simply soooo cute!! the split second I saw Darren whip out the t gauge at the club I immediately thought, I MUST! build victorian trains in this size! I was almost shaking in anticipation. Laughing

2, a H!U!G!E! layout also, instantly came to life in my mind. I have wanted to model many key locations of the Bairnsdale to Orbost line, with much of the atmospheric scenery around it. Having the scenery to track ratio & the long length of some low floodplain bridges, t gauge was an INSTANT winner. Smile

Now I have "wet my feet" with my small Nowa Nowa layout, the planning of "Orbost" begins. Very Happy
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B 67



Joined: 23 Sep 2008
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Location: Stratford, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, you can model the line to scale in only 215 metres of running length.


My reasons are much the same as above. Plus I have usually liked to have something different. In the 1970s, I got my first N scale after selling my HO. N scale was still relatively unusual at that time.

I have interests in larger scales too, but have a fascination for the tiny model scales too - so when a working model railway system became available in a scale usually only seen in those large 3D display maps at tourist attractions or an architectural model of a large area, well, I just had to get involved.
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Nickcb



Joined: 18 Feb 2009
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Location: Swanage ,Dorset UK

PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the real attraction of T is that it really can hone your modelling skills.
I said in an earlier post, that it took me half an hour to put carriages onto the track. How long would that take engineers in 1to1 scale? Plus the fact, that it would be quite feasible to model the whole of Clapham Junction UK (the largest in the world) into a small spare room and still have space for Waterloo and probably most of South London.
Any one remember the first mobile phone? The size of a suitcase! And that didn't include the batteries. Technology moves on and so do us T-gaugers.
Another point; in my past I have paid over 1,500 for an O gauge locomotive, I reckon you could buy all Eishindo's stock fot that! Pause for laughter........
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DJdeTrainman



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing enjoyed... Rolling Eyes Wink
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