Newbie to TT

Newbie to TT

Postby Dawdawes1964 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:22 am

Just here to say hi,and ask a couple of questions. I'm Dave Dawes from the UK and model USA in Z and N, but now looks like TT as well. What US locos are available ,how about rolling stock?
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Re: Newbie to TT

Postby areibel » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:48 am

Hello Dave and Welcome!
It kind of depends on what era you would like to model. US prototype steam is very thin, except for the old reliable HP Products steam locomotives. The can be made to run well with a little tinkering and detailed up to look good. The big problem is they're a bit of a bear to do DCC with, if that's a long term goal.
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For diesels there are a few , HP made an EMD E7 And MTB made a very nice SW1200 switcher (available from Zeuke TT, watch for his banners on top of the page!). But the most current offerings actually come from Germany. Lok N Roll ( http://lok-n-roll.de/ ) has a selection including Alco FA's, EMD FP7's and GP38-2's and kits to repower some Lionel die cast replicas that are close for TT (A GP9 and an F3).
There are also a couple other German builders that do small runs of RTR and kits, Ingo Schwaetzer and Christian Kuhr offered an RS3 and a Dash9-44CW for the modern builders, and there was an SD45 kit available from Art and Detail (http://www.artanddetail.de/) and he was working on an SD40-2 as well.
Rolling stock, that's a mix. Some old wood and cardboard, some cast metal and some modern. The Gold Coast boxcars and MTB tank cars are nice, some of the others offer smaller runs of nice limited run cars. And Check out TT Scale on Shapeways if you're not familiar with that. There are several designers that offer an assortment of rolling stock, you will need to do a little adding of details and painting to finish. You can get an idea by checking out MacG's thread here my-youtube-channel-t2607.html
There is a German modular TT group that does great work, you can see in the videos what's out there now!
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Re: Newbie to TT

Postby Dawdawes1964 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:15 pm

Thanks for that, not a kettle man and some of the rolling stock and locos are very 50/60s .might head down the sw1200 route to start, if there's any stock left
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Re: Newbie to TT

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:56 pm

Dawdawes1964 wrote:might head down the sw1200 route to start, if there's any stock left
Dave


There should still be a bunch on both sides of the pond. If you're having trouble finding them, post here and we'll help you.
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Re: Newbie to TT

Postby Murad » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:10 pm

ConducTTor wrote:
Dawdawes1964 wrote:might head down the sw1200 route to start, if there's any stock left
Dave


There should still be a bunch on both sides of the pond. If you're having trouble finding them, post here and we'll help you.


is it possible to find prr sw1200 in the US?
WTB any of the HP Products locomotive parts
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Re: Newbie to TT

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:38 pm

This guy may have some member/CSD/
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