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Old 07-31-2017, 08:47 PM   #1
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ANY T SCALE IN THE US

Looking for T scale in the USA. Do they sell them here? Do they make steam locomotives? Are starter sets available? Are switch tracks available? Thanks Ron
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:01 PM   #2
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I found this:

http://www.fabtintoys.com/t-gauge/

Hope it helps.
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Old 08-01-2017, 06:51 AM   #3
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I found this:

http://www.fabtintoys.com/t-gauge/

Hope it helps.
Thanks , I'll check it out. Seems like there is more stuff for Z scale made. Maybe I'll stick with Z. Thanks Ron
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:06 PM   #4
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From what I've seen so far, T is pretty hard to get in the US, it seems the market for it is mostly in other areas of the world. There's no steam locomotives for some reason, there's only 3D printed shells with non-moving wheels you can add to a motorized chassis. Starter sets are available though they're usually $200 USD or more, and switch tracks are also available if I'm not mistaken. Sadly it's the one scale I can't get, because, well, I can't find it in the US either
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Old 08-31-2017, 10:04 AM   #5
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I'd have great difficulty working on N-scale, so T-scale is really out of my wheelhouse! I doubt I could even get them on the tracks!
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:38 PM   #6
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T scale offerings are mainly Japanese prototypes

The T scale offerings are mainly Japanese prototypes and a very few European trains. There is one American-style "GP8" locomotive with rather coarse features that scales out to 12'6" wide. It's interesting to note:

To improve power pickup and tractive effort, the powered cars are fitted with magnetic wheels, and the track has steel rails.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T_gauge


T scale = 1/450 with 3mm track gauge.

The second photo contrasts Z scale and T scale.

There are some 3-D printed items of American prototypes, some of which might be adaptable into operating trains.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/53...ionId=59777075
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Old 09-13-2017, 03:34 PM   #7
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The T scale offerings are mainly Japanese prototypes and a very few European trains. There is one American-style "GP8" locomotive with rather coarse features that scales out to 12'6" wide. It's interesting to note:

To improve power pickup and tractive effort, the powered cars are fitted with magnetic wheels, and the track has steel rails.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T_gauge


T scale = 1/450 with 3mm track gauge.

The second photo contrasts Z scale and T scale.

There are some 3-D printed items of American prototypes, some of which might be adaptable into operating trains.

https://www.shapeways.com/product/53...ionId=59777075
Thanks great stuff. No one has any info. Working with Z now but trying to find some t soon. Never see any t on ebay. Thanks again Ron
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T Scale North Pole

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I'm working on a Three Scale production that will use the differing scales for a forced perspective rendering of the scene. It begins at the North Pole (from Polar Express) in T, circles down the Snow Mountain in Z, and travels on to London in N.

Hope of finish before I'm 95 (now 65). Attached is a pic of the foundation for the North Pole (Note: The compass rose points to South in every direction).

Just about to begin painting the buildings, all of which have to be brick (as per the story book). Might need some help as this in a new venture for me.
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