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by mattd10
Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Starter Recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 21942

Re: Starter Recommendations?

I've not got any on mine unfortunately...on the previous forum there was someone who had a full container train but due to certain mishaps (shall we say) he no longer participates. Although the blog post no longer exists, the cover photo for the blog is of a class 14 with a rake of containers painte...
by mattd10
Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Starter Recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 21942

Re: Starter Recommendations?

I have some of the etched brass containers and theyre great! But unless you're super talented you'll struggle to paint the Maersk livery on one ;)

In this scale, paper stuck on aluminium will still look great without any need for relief....on a moving train you'd never know!

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by mattd10
Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:09 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My unnamed guitar case layout is finished
Replies: 12
Views: 15732

Re: My unnamed guitar case layout is finished

I love those terraced houses! Ordered myself some and a few of yeswacs other items aswell! If you wanted to light them up, you could try making an inner lining out of card with window holes to stop light leaking out so much. What have you used for your pavements and roads? They look great. Sent from...
by mattd10
Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:06 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Block control test
Replies: 22
Views: 34584

Re: Block control test

It has begun! My order arrived yesterday so I've been cracking on! Unfortunately there was a slight hiccup with the order (4x500mm flexitrack instead of 4x1m) so I've contacted alan to sort this. In the meantime I've actually started using the 500mm stuff! Turns out it's a lot easier for the balloon...
by mattd10
Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Block control test
Replies: 22
Views: 34584

Re: Block control test

I didn't even think of that! What a superb idea! Cheers Doug! That's definitely going on the order list!

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by mattd10
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Block control test
Replies: 22
Views: 34584

Re: Block control test

I took a trip down to B&Q yesterday (your generic hardware store for all you non-uk people!) and got everything I needed for the baseboards. They provide a great service and had everything cut to size for free, meaning for just over a tenner I was ready to go! 20131211_143152 (800x600).jpg After a f...
by mattd10
Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Starter Recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 21942

Re: Starter Recommendations?

You can't go too far wrong with that starter set! When I first dived in I bought a loop of 132.5 track with a controller and one of the old 103 units on top, as well as a bit of extra track to play with! Almost 3 years later I've just ordered 4m of flextrack and have the base for my new layout ready...
by mattd10
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Block control test
Replies: 22
Views: 34584

Re: Block control test

Right, the tracks been ordered! I guess that means I have to do something about it all now! :shock: Going to take a trip down to b and q later this week to get a baseboard...I'm thinking I'll use a wooden construction instead of my usual approach of foamboard...I like how lightweight foamboard is bu...
by mattd10
Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: My unnamed guitar case layout is finished
Replies: 12
Views: 15732

Re: My unnamed guitar case layout is finished

I love this layout...looks fantastic! The attention to detail is great as well....something that's very easy to disregard in this scale but looks great when done well!

I think I have a very similar set of trees to this...absolute bargain! Great to see how they look in-situ!
by mattd10
Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Block control test
Replies: 22
Views: 34584

Re: Block control test

That looks amazing! What scale are you having the N gauge represent? I make it somewhere in the middle of 10' and 15' gauge...

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by mattd10
Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Smallest T-Gauge loco?
Replies: 22
Views: 18320

Re: Smallest T-Gauge loco?

Love the idea and have thought about it a lot myself being an essex lad! I don't think youd get one that short but you could always combine 2 coaches as 40mm is more realistic. On the long straights and even the crossings you will probably get away with it with a superficial bogey underneath in the ...
by mattd10
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Forum Admin Queries & Rules
Topic: New forum sections
Replies: 9
Views: 18550

Re: New forum sections

After a few drinks you find yourself staring at the banner and it all gets a bit weird! No? Just me? Alright then :lol:

A nice T gauge landscape would look nice! How about a little photo competition to choose one?
by mattd10
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Block control test
Replies: 22
Views: 34584

Block control test

Well I guess now is as good a time as any to update you all on my progress (or lack of!) since my last post in the previous forum. To recap, I'm planning on building a fairly large block controlled layout for automatic operation of something like 10 trains (I currently have none after I kinda ruined...
by mattd10
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Videos!
Replies: 1
Views: 3008

Videos!

On the previous forum there was a thread that was constantly updated with videos that people have seen online! So I thought I'd start that up again. Browsing youtube I noticed this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8aaaLe2vX8 It's not mine (unfortunately) but it looks absolutely fantastic! If you're ...
by mattd10
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Forum Admin Queries & Rules
Topic: New forum sections
Replies: 9
Views: 18550

Re: New forum sections

It's been so long since I was on the old forum I've almost forgotten....the only two that have been missed (or may be encapsulated in these, I'll leave that out to the jury) is 3D printing and Narrow Gauge using T.
by mattd10
Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Congratulations Doug!
Replies: 14
Views: 20995

Re: Congratulations Doug!

I must echo these congrats! Great to see the forum back up and running...hopefully back to its former glory soon!

Matt