TT in Japan

TT in Japan

Postby scaro » Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:25 am

The Japanese seem to have a whole range of TT stuff.

They call it TT9, so we can add that to TTn3, TTn3.5, TTn3 1/2, TTm and NZ120. Japanese trains being mainly 3'6" gauge.

http://www.tenshodo-models.com/product/ ... age04.html

http://tt9.blog.hobidas.com/ (check the lists of orange links to the left and right for pictures)

They seem to have sorted out their wheel issues . . . if you can afford bogies that cost £33 a piece, that is . . check the bar on the left of this page:

http://tt9club.web.fc2.com/

Even if you don't speak Japanese, the club page is interesting, as it has lots of pictorial comparisons with the same steamer or piece of rolling stock in TT and N, and even between Japanese and European TT.

Given the Kiwis' predilection for the scale, just what is it with long, thin, shaky island countries and TT ?

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Re: TT in Japan

Postby Marquette » Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:19 pm

TTj/TT9 stuff is gorgeous... but the prices! A steam locomotive can be had for the price of a small car!

I love Japanese trains, did do a bit of modelling JR in N scale and would love to do some in TT... but those prices!
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Re: TT in Japan

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:42 pm

It seems to me that the only really affordable Japanese model train gauge is T-Gauge (1:450). The rails are 3mm apart, so that is where the name comes from.

There are 3 track radii, and so far two different Japanese commuter train types available. A loop of track with a 4 car train will cost about $130.

Also it seems to be a contradiction that the Japanese model trains cost far more than ones made here, while a crappy Toyota costs less than a domestic of similar size.
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Re: TT in Japan

Postby Marquette » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:32 am

Actually, I modelled the JR in N scale for a while, and found it to be the most affordable of any - including Kato and Tomix locomotives and rolling stock, and this with factoring in shipping from Japan to Canada. Kato steamers could be had for $50-$60, 6-car Shinkansen sets from Tomix for $100, with gorgeous quality... but their specialty brass stuff, and TTj and HOj, can truly be insane.
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Re: TT in Japan

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:03 am

Any Godzilla models for those layouts..... :lol:
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