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Roy's and Jess' T-gauge

Postby royjess » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:20 pm

I've only gone and got myself a T-gauge set :o

I might be mistaken, but I notice that the BR Blue 125 were no longer listed as single set, so I came to the conclusion that these sets may soon to become discontinued. So I placed an order and these are now out of stock.

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They are tiny and the Biro pen for size/scale

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And Jess' GNER HST next to mine

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It was very tricky to rail all the carriages.

My train out of the box running



Here is our planned layout which is the Folded Eight Plus Plan, I've also extended it by adding points along with the Auto Train Exchange System. The sensors are tightly squeezed in-between the tracks, so the tracks will need modifying and I might also need to modify the sensors too to get them to fit better. The right hand side of the layout will have all the hills and tunnels, the right hand side will have more buildings. A river will run from the left hand side to the right. The station will be where the track doubles up in-between the points.

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Here is the layout in action



We also purchased some trees, road, street lighting, signal box, station, people, cars, tunnel mouths, level crossings, footbridge, so all this is going to keep me busy for a while.

The spare track that came with my original set will also be made into a mini manageable layout for Jess.

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Re: Roy's and Jess' T-gauge

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:41 pm

Very nice Roy. You're streets ahead of me. My stuff has been sitting in a box under the bench for ages :oops: Can't say it's a very big box though!!
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Re: Roy's and Jess' T-gauge

Postby royjess » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:23 pm

Thanks Mark,

The box that all my track, trains and accessories kits came in wasn't that big either.

ImageSAM_5652 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

It's not much bigger than a box of Tea bags :o

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Re: Roy's and Jess' T-gauge

Postby royjess » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:35 pm

I modified the track and trim the sensors so that the track fitted neatly together next to each other.

ImageSAM_5983 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

I also had to fit the power track in through the opposite end, but the polarity was wrong for the automatic switch back, so I had to cut the wires and change them over before re-joining them to change the polarity feed.


ImageSAM_5985 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

No I turn my attention to the signal box, oh boy! What have I let myself in for? So tiny, so fiddly :o

ImageSAM_5988 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

The signal controls and stove was built. Ready for painting before I continue

ImageSAM_5991 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_5995 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Paining the window details was easier than building the interior by far. I just used some vallejo white primer which was painted on and wiped immediately off leaving the white inside the grooves.

ImageSAM_5997 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Roy's and Jess' T-gauge

Postby royjess » Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:47 pm

I decided to put the signal box on hold and to continue with some of the other kits that I have. I just didn't want to get all my paints and air brush out and set it all up and spend a few hours painting when I have other kits that will benefit form painting at the same time. So I decided to turn my attention to the station.

It's a cardboard and brass kit

ImageSAM_6012 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_6013 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

The station platform was a thicker card kit that you folded and glue together.

ImageSAM_6014 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_6015 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

The card platform was covered with printed thinner card

Before I glued on the printed side walls, I decided to cut away sections to allow for the track power cables to fit

ImageSAM_6020 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_6018 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_6016 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

The station built and the brass canopy just position on but not glued as this will require painting. I also have a brass pedestrian foot bridge which which I purchased separate and will also need painting. The canopy legs will need straightening, but I didn't want to bend these too much yet as the brass is thin and may snap if I keep straightening them each time they bend out of place.

ImageSAM_6037 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_6041 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

ImageSAM_6038 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

Because of the positioning of the train sensors, I'll will be off setting the platforms, so one of the platforms will sit further sideways from the other, this is something that sometimes can be seen on real railways, so 'm not too bothered about them being slightly offset from each other.

ImageSAM_6022 by Roy Lee, on Flickr

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Re: Roy's and Jess' T-gauge

Postby casper » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:56 am

Blimey Roy I wish I had your eyes :o :geek: its teeny weeny
great looking set though and lots of fun
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