TT Scale in South Africa

TT Scale in South Africa

Postby TT-SouthAfrica » Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:22 am

A hello to fellow TT Friends like Conducttor and others, It's been a while however I'm slowly getting back on track, excuse the pun.
TT in South Africa, seems to have a very small following. Which I'm one to have such interest - naturally. Recently I've managed to source spares for my TT-Berlinerbahn Stock via my local Railway Hobby Shop and within a month of placing the order, I've managed to recieve some parts, however drive axle design seems to have changed on the later Tillig models (diesel loco's)

Two of my BR23's which have been sitting stationary, have seen a lot of attention lately with repairs taking place to the driving axles as well as a planned paint job and oiling of mechanical parts. Recently I've entered into a new career and as a result has opened access to a very accurate 3d printer, of which the various parts I'm needing will now be printed and designed from an original. Layout is still being planned as I'm finding myself having to replace all my "Tin" track with new solid track and points, however finances aren't pretty at the moment so seems like track laying will be a while until I'm able to afford the track.. if anyone wants to make me an offer on the tin track, please let me know..! if I could sell this to a collector, I'd be able to use it to purchase new "standard' track.

Anyway happy railroading
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Re: TT Scale in South Africa

Postby Marquette » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:10 am

Re ZA... don't they use the same gauge as New Zealand? If so 1:120 would be perfect for modelling South African proto...
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Re: TT Scale in South Africa

Postby TT-SouthAfrica » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:17 am

I think so, even though I know that the 12mm track is sold here in SA for that purpose, I'm modelling German Prototypes mainly DR and DB .
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Re: TT Scale in South Africa

Postby Marquette » Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:48 pm

So that'd be HO on 12mm track... I was thinking like TT (1:120) on 9mm track, like NZ120.
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Re: TT Scale in South Africa

Postby TT-SouthAfrica » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:17 am

Yep it's HOm, narrow gauge is also popular here. Also using 12mm gauge track.
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Re: TT Scale in South Africa

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:20 am

TT-SouthAfrica wrote:Yep it's HOm


This piques my interest as far as parts usage for tt is concerned. What are the companies producing the HOm models?
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Re: TT Scale in South Africa

Postby TT-SouthAfrica » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:39 am

Howdy Alex,

here's one Local South African manufacturer that make some awesome stuff...
http://www.precisionminiatures.co.za/
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Re: TT Scale in South Africa

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:07 pm

Thank you sir.
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