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by mattd10
Thu May 05, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Just thinking out loud
Replies: 3
Views: 4485

Re: Just thinking out loud

I see someone else reads the N gauge forum then ;) :lol: I think in principle it's a good idea, however I think continuous wiring in a multiple unit in T would be easier to accomplish. This, however, wouldn't work for a single loco/DMU but then would there be enough space without using surface mount...
by mattd10
Mon May 02, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Help with suitable rolling stock for The Bridge
Replies: 7
Views: 9026

Re: Help with suitable rolling stock for The Bridge

Hi Doug. I've got a class 158 drawn up and I had a test print from shapeways which was quite successful. I'm more than happy to send you the file for you to do as you please with! On a separate note, Electra railway graphics do a vinyl for a 158 for the 23m chassis which may be an easier option.
by mattd10
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 452628

Re: The Bridge

Seriously cannot wait to see this in the flesh!
by mattd10
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Which 3d software?
Replies: 5
Views: 6039

Re: Which 3d software?

I use sketchup (sketchup make to be exact...the latest free version) and I like it. It's very easy to use, lots of internet support but it does have it's limitations. One of which is the it's tendency to flatten off corners at small scale, but there is a work around to this which had been discussed ...
by mattd10
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Looking for data
Replies: 10
Views: 12685

Re: Looking for data

HI Hank,
Finally got a chance to have a look and it all looks great! Thanks so much for doing this! Really appreciate it.
Matt
by mattd10
Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: New here, teething problems in early stages of layout.
Replies: 7
Views: 9784

Re: New here, teething problems in early stages of layout.

Cleanliness is the key! Get the track nice and clean and run the kiha in. I find regular printer paper folded over several times does a great job at track cleaning. You may need several laps at high speed so it doesn't stall, but the more it runs the better it will do long term. I'm not sure you'll ...
by mattd10
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: Brainstorming for a new exhibition layout
Replies: 10
Views: 14798

Re: Brainstorming for a new exhibition layout

These are all good ideas! I've always liked the idea of a junction layout, the one I always had in mind was worting junction on the south west line, simply because the flyover means trains always pass at speed. The incline is a nice idea, but as you say the limitations of T and it's couplings may ma...
by mattd10
Sat Mar 19, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Looking for data
Replies: 10
Views: 12685

Re: Looking for data

Hi Hank, that would be absolutely fantastic! If you could send it through to matt_d10 (at) hotmail.co.uk that would be much appreciated!
Wishing I'd done the same and downloaded the site. Was a fantastic resource!
Matt
by mattd10
Fri Mar 18, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Looking for data
Replies: 10
Views: 12685

Re: Looking for data

Thanks slarge! That was exactly the data I was looking for! Knew I'd seen it somewhere...should be able to get what I need from that!
by mattd10
Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: T Gauge General Discussions
Topic: Looking for data
Replies: 10
Views: 12685

Looking for data

Hello all, Does anyone happen to have some of the old data that was present on the old t-gauge.net site? (all those moons ago!) I'm specifically looking for detailed track geometry (accurate gauge, rail and sleeper heights etc). I would measure myself but my calliper has a margin of error larger tha...
by mattd10
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: T Gauge Custom Rolling Stock
Topic: Steam Wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 8839

Steam Wheels

Hello all,

Just seen on the Tgauge.com facebook that large driving wheels for steam are for sale! They can be found here:

http://www.tgauge.com/section/7/va/spares

Can't wait to see what people get up to with these!
by mattd10
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Show Details & Reports
Topic: Warley MRC Show 2016 - NEC, Birmingham
Replies: 9
Views: 17642

Re: Warley MRC Show 2016 - NEC, Birmingham

Doug that's fantastic news!!! Many congratulations!!!
by mattd10
Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: How do you draw? - T-size or larger and scale down?
Replies: 6
Views: 9495

Re: How do you draw? - T-size or larger and scale down?

With sketchup you can get issues drawing circles and arcs at T scale. So far I've not found a way around that. I tend to draw at 10 or 100 times the size (keeps maths simple for scaling) and then scale down. Then, as long as you then don't interfere with curves they tend to stay put. It's not perfec...
by mattd10
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Show Details & Reports
Topic: The GCR Model Event 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 8541

Re: The GCR Model Event 2016

Hi Doug. Unfortunately I work a random shift pattern which I won't know until the month before, but if I'm free I will definitely come and give you a hand with it if you need.
by mattd10
Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: T Gauge Modelling Tips, Tricks & Tutorials
Topic: Useful Thread on Cameo cutting machines
Replies: 4
Views: 6952

Re: Useful Thread on Cameo cutting machines

Looks interesting! This would be useful for cutting coach sides, buildings etc
I wonder how accurate it can cut, so if you put in a pre-printed coach sides, how well would it cut around the edge?
Could be fun to play with!
by mattd10
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Show Details & Reports
Topic: T Gauge at Warley
Replies: 1
Views: 3687

T Gauge at Warley

Hello all! I'm sure most of you know it was Warley Exhibition this weekend! I wasn't able to go because of work commitments but wondered if anyone on here went along? There's an article/gallery which the Telegraph have done and despite there only being 13 pictures, T gauge gets in one! (however it's...
by mattd10
Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: T Gauge Layouts
Topic: The Bridge
Replies: 450
Views: 452628

Re: The Bridge

Cannot wait to see a couple of HST's passing on this bridge! As well as most of the scotrail multiple units being available too! Throw in a freight or two and maybe a sleeper and this will be a truly fantastic layout!
by mattd10
Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Shapeways sandstone prints
Replies: 10
Views: 13909

Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Hi Mitchell!
Out of interest, what was the success rate with those shells? I'm tempted to try one with 1mm walls as a minimum and hope for the best. Would putting some kind of strengthening that could be removed after help?
Matt
by mattd10
Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: 3D Printing for T Gauge
Topic: Shapeways sandstone prints
Replies: 10
Views: 13909

Re: Shapeways sandstone prints

Okay, I'm getting myself confused. His shapeways shop is called spoorobjecten and his shapeways user name is Jettuh. I think he may be on the talking t gauge Facebook group, but not on here. http://www.shapeways.com/product/7Q3GHSATJ/ct-virm-quot-9400-quot?li=shop-results&optionId=42563242 Here's an...