Ever heard of T gauge?

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bob

Administrator
Staff member
#1
No, not TT scale, that's an older scale in between HO and N. It's been around a long time but never really caught on.

This is T scale. Named since it runs on 3 mm track. Amazingly it's about 1/2 the size of N scale (Wonder why they didn't call it HZ? That well worked for HO, which was named that since it's Half O scale.)

Quoting the website:
Having been launched in Japan in 2006 TGauge takes its name T from Three. Three relates to the 3mm track gauge.
The scale size of T is 1:450, which makes it around half the size of Z and one third the size of N. It’s not until you actually see these trains in real life that you believe how small they are!

Trains are powered by 4.5v micro motors which pick their power up from the rails. Traction and reliable connection is helped by the powered wheels being magnetic. In most cases, locomotives will also have directional lighting.
I recall hearing about it, but figured it was just a curiosity. It still is for the most part but they do appear to be getting more serious about it.

http://www.tgauge.com/
 

tootnkumin

Well-Known Member
Staff member
#2
At the last couple of Brisbane Model Train Shows, there's been a young, slightly handicapped guy who was displaying a layout he had built. I wondered whether in fact the rolling stock had wheels, it's so tiny. They must have had because they moved freely.
 

flyboy2610

Loveably weird
#8
I briefly experimented with N-scale. My aging eyes and fat fumbly fingers didn't do so well with it.
T-scale? As Wendy Bagwell used to say: "There ain't no way!!"
 

Rico

BN Modeller
#11
I'd imagine it would take some skill putting those tiny wheels on the track even with glasses.
I have a hard enough time with HO some days.
It is said that Z scalers who have modelled that scale for some time can actually throw an O scale car from twenty feet and it will land on the rails. :D
 

new guy

Active Member
#18
I'd imagine it would take some skill putting those tiny wheels on the track even with glasses.
I have a hard enough time with HO some days.
It is said that Z scalers who have modelled that scale for some time can actually throw an O scale car from twenty feet and it will land on the rails. :D
LOL! THEIR kung-foo is GOOOOD!
 
#19
We could all have a T scale train running around our computer monitors as we type this.

Or maybe the computer desks where our monitors used to go before we replaced them with tablets.

.......

No I want one for my upstairs!
 



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