Outlook for 2014

Re: Outlook for 2014

Postby areibel » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:05 pm

Don't worry, I'll wear my fuzzy slippers!
Things look good so far for TT in 2014, with one new power truck waiting to be built (If I can ever quit bending the drive haft when I try to press those tiny pullys on!) and one on the way- Track would be huge, it's been a sacred cow for a long time!
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Re: Outlook for 2014

Postby dwyaneward » Mon Mar 10, 2014 5:45 pm

Bernd,

40" tie strips, You must have a access to a very large laser.

I cut my TT Tie strips from 1/16" taskboard too, but only 20" long

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Re: Outlook for 2014

Postby dileTTante » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:54 pm

Right now I'm kind of psyched that he was so interested.

TT scale has an inherent fascination for people which you'll find works to your advantage.
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Re: Outlook for 2014

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:43 am

Bernd wrote:The owner had no idea that TT even existed. He knew a little about O, HO & N, but had no idea there was a TT scale. This needs to be corrected.

Bernd


That is a common theme with TT scale. (And T gauge for that matter, but that is a different topic...)

I would have so say that by all means, there is a lot more awareness about TT scale, than there has been in recent years, and CSD and ConducTTor have a lot to play in to that.

I would have to say that the outlook for TT for 2014 is better than 2013, at least in my opinion.
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Re: Outlook for 2014

Postby scaro » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:55 am

As much as the Lionels appeal , I do not think they are a great basis for a model that would attract folk to the scale.

I have the F3, but nice as it is, cab and nose shape are not right -for any F unit- and I am not sure it is an easy thing to remedy.

I believe starting from scratch is the only way to get a good F3 or Geep, at least.

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Re: Outlook for 2014

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:47 pm

"As much as the Lionels appeal , I do not think they are a great basis for a model that would attract folk to the scale. "

I was only mentioning them as an easy body for Bernd to use to test his drives. Anyone wanting to build a line of scale models to sell would be better off starting elsewhere. The Lionel GP9 might be an even better test platform a it has the narrow hood that would make the drive width more important, things that will fit into an F unit won't fit into a hood unit ...DaveB
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Re: Outlook for 2014

Postby ctxmf74 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:44 pm

"No wonder the thing runs so nice and quiet. The HO manufacturers should take a lesson from MBT on making gear towers.'

I agree, my SW9 's out of the box performance was as good as any loco I've had in any scale, it crawls along very sweetly at switching speeds....DaveB
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