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by martink
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T-Gauge signals
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: T-Gauge signals

Building working model signals, in any scale, is very much the definition of the word "fiddly". And when doing it in T gauge, add additional pejoratives to taste. That said, quite a few different approaches can be found on this forum - simply search for "signal" and spend some time browsing. Not, ho...
by martink
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Penzance 1913
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: Penzance 1913

The trackwork for the station area is now complete, all soldered together into a single piece. These are the live tracks, and additional dummy tracks for the rest of the loco depot and the headshunt / carriage siding next to the main line will be added as part of the scenery. The next tasks are cutt...
by martink
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

Thanks. Yes, the sounds are from the online BBC sound library, but my synchronisation is not great - just like a poorly dubbed foreign film. It is a first attempt, I learned a lot, and I plan to do better next time. I have done sound with layout mounted speakers before, and with sufficient computer ...
by martink
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: T-Gauge signals
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: T-Gauge signals

Doug and I have both made working colour light signals, so that is certainly doable if you are willing to put in the time and effort. David Matthewson (another member here) sells some very nice brass (non-working) UK-style semaphores. Or if you have a 3D printer, I can send you the STL files for som...
by martink
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:49 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: BR decals
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: BR decals

If you mean the BR double-arrow symbol, the smallest N gauge versions are about right for medium to large in T. Fox transfers and others make them - just poke around a bit on the web.
by martink
Thu Jan 21, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Penzance 1913
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: Penzance 1913

After a break over the new year, it is back at it again. The reversing loop is up and running, and so is the first attempt at a turntable.

https://youtu.be/PXay57VdjaI
by martink
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

barneyadi wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:42 pm
How did you make your buildings?
3D printed structures with indentations for doors and windows, done on a standard FDM printer. Then paper cutouts glued in for the window and door detail.
by martink
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Layout size
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Re: Layout size

There might be a mis-interpretation there. 45cm is 18 inches, which is quite wide for a T Gauge layout, and allows plenty of room for the widest of the standard curves. My old Sarum Bridge was 150 x 45cm, just a little bit longer than that.
by martink
Wed Dec 02, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

I finally got around to doing another video of the layout, this time with everything running. There are still some minor odds and ends to do on it, but they will be postponed until an exhibition is imminent. Meanwhile, on to Penzance!

https://youtu.be/JDTnPqq-rGk
by martink
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Penzance 1913
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Penzance 1913

After considering several possibilities for the next layout, I have settled on pre-1914 Penzance. At this time the station had only 2 platforms, but still had its small loco depot with turntable and the single-track timber viaduct running along the beach. The size will be 6' x 2' and the scale 1:480...
by martink
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Layout help
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

Re: Layout help

I suggest you download a copy of AnyRail (or another similar model railway design program - there are a few of them). It has the full T Gauge track library, so you can experiment with different designs and track plans and see what works best for you.
by martink
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

The layout is now pretty much complete. A few bits and pieces are still to arrive (people, better signals, nets for the TPOs) and I need to make another batch of wagons, but that is about it.
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by martink
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Exhibition Standard Layouts
Topic: The Bridges at Saltash
Replies: 6
Views: 8256

Re: The Bridges at Saltash

It's the same problem down here in Oz. Many clubs are still looking at resuming next year, but it really seems unlikely. As they said in 1914 and 1939, it will all be over by Christmas.
by martink
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

About 2/3rds of the planned goods wagons have now been built. This is enough to run the layout, but with shorter trains than it is designed to handle. I'll do the rest at the very end of the project. They are built the same way as the buildings and passenger stock: simple 3D printed body shells, roo...
by martink
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: failcase simplest of all the builds.
Replies: 22
Views: 4206

Re: failcase simplest of all the builds.

I have seen people do some interesting modelling tricks with smoke generators, but never water vapour from a model cooling tower. Nice one!
by martink
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

The coach sides are just plain paper, printed out on a standard inkjet printer and glued on.

I posted some of the images in an earlier thread: "GWR Steam" in the "Rolling Stock" category.
by martink
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

Here is a representative parade of the new passenger trains. Now I have to start on the goods trains...

https://youtu.be/Vx8ANnJ3u94
by martink
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

FreddBloggs wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:14 pm
... did you make the points yourself or?
Points, track, trains, controls, scenery, all DIY. It isn't standard T, so not commercially available.
by martink
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Dauntsey
Replies: 36
Views: 13174

Re: Dauntsey

I have had a couple of people ask me how the canal lock works, so here are a couple of CAD images. Both the scenic bits and the working parts are 3D printed, and the whole thing is driven by 3 servos. The structure and supports were designed for 5 servos to handle the more common double gates, but t...
by martink
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Newcomer here and track templates question.
Replies: 4
Views: 1587

Re: Newcomer here and track templates question.

You might want to try one of the many layout design programs. The demo version of Anyrail is free (from www.anyrail.com) and has a library for the T Gauge track. I expect most others would too.