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  1. Default Ever heard of T gauge?

    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/
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    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.
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    What's next Nano scale?

    Interesting stuff Bob, thank you!
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    Darn, I can't imagine trying to model something that small - N Scale is bad enough.
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    Tony
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    Yeah, but just think, a container ship alongside the dock would be much more feasible.
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    Looks like you can get a lot in a little space.
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    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!!"
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    Over the years this guy has been trying to make it popular, I don't know how he went as I have not followed him for a couple of years now,
    here is his sight and there are a few video there and a few layouts.

    http://www.hobbiesplus.com.au/t_gauge_.htm
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    No thank you. I'm having enough trouble with HO scale. I can't believe that at one time I was in N scale. Way too small for me.

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