2017 in TT Scale

2017 in TT Scale

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:27 am

How was everyone's year in TT scale in 2017?

I am pretty sure that everyone here has at least heard of the resolutions that CaTTwoman281 and I tried out for the first time in 2017, and I feel that for the most part, they were a success and a source of motivation for us in TT scale. Has anyone else tried anything similar?
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Re: 2017 in TT Scale

Postby RodTT » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:54 am

2017 saw me coming back to TT after a few years modelling HO. The big difference was that I used to model British TT (1:100), but now I'm modelling American TT.

Despite the relative dearth of available items, I've managed to obtain just about enough stock to make it feasible without scratch-building.

The only resolution I made was that I want the layout to be at least as good (i.e. convincing) as my last one, fit for taking to shows.

I didn't give myself any deadlines but it's only a small layout - eyes peeled in the first half of 2018 for more photos and (hopefully) completion!

I must put in a word for Rob Dikken of Zeuke, whose service has been top notch. Lok-n-Roll have also been very obliging.
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Re: 2017 in TT Scale

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:54 am

RodTT wrote:2017 saw me coming back to TT after a few years modelling HO. The big difference was that I used to model British TT (1:100), but now I'm modelling American TT.

Despite the relative dearth of available items, I've managed to obtain just about enough stock to make it feasible without scratch-building.

The only resolution I made was that I want the layout to be at least as good (i.e. convincing) as my last one, fit for taking to shows.

I didn't give myself any deadlines but it's only a small layout - eyes peeled in the first half of 2018 for more photos and (hopefully) completion!

I must put in a word for Rob Dikken of Zeuke, whose service has been top notch. Lok-n-Roll have also been very obliging.


I still collect British TT scale (my first powered TT scale trains were Tri-Ang), which is where the "spark" took place that took off into obsession with TT scale.

Scratchbuilding is not all that hard, and can be quite fun! Look for "how-tos" from my wife and I here in 2018.

No deadline, no problem! I like to try to motivate myself to do more, so that is part of why I took on the "dare" of the 2017 Resolutions, and why the "tradition" will continue for the foreseeable future.

And by the way, RodTT, welcome back to TT scale!
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Re: 2017 in TT Scale

Postby RodTT » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:15 am

AstroGoat760 wrote:
I still collect British TT scale (my first powered TT scale trains were Tri-Ang), which is where the "spark" took place that took off into obsession with TT scale.

Scratchbuilding is not all that hard, and can be quite fun! Look for "how-tos" from my wife and I here in 2018.

No deadline, no problem! I like to try to motivate myself to do more, so that is part of why I took on the "dare" of the 2017 Resolutions, and why the "tradition" will continue for the foreseeable future.

And by the way, RodTT, welcome back to TT scale!


Thanks.

I will be scratchbuilding most of my structures and other scenics, but I do prefer RTR or kitbuilding when it comes to locos and stock. Having said that, there's bound to be something I want that isn't available, so it's always a possibility. I like the idea of putting together a Shapeways Geep or two, when I get fed up with running two SW1200s up and down.
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