T and S Trains - what?

Post Reply
gerhard_k
Posts: 167
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:27 pm
Location: Annapolis MD USA

T and S Trains - what?

Post by gerhard_k »

So I'm poking around on ebay, and I come across a bunch of listings for something called T and S Trains. None of the listings specify a scale or any way to judge the size, and wikipedia doesn't know about it.

Anyone here know?

TIA - Gerhard
Sometimes you win... sometimes you learn.

areibel
Posts: 1847
Joined: Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:12 am
Location: Cambridge Springs PA

Re: T and S Trains - what?

Post by areibel »

Looks like cheap plastic kids toys, can't really judge thee size but the detail doesn't appear to make them worth investigating

User avatar
MacG
Posts: 1257
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:19 pm
Location: Dresden, Germany

Re: T and S Trains - what?

Post by MacG »

Gauge T (1: 450 or 1: 480) is a relatively new scale with a 2.9 mm (0.114 in) gauge based on a "Three-millimeter gauge". It was introduced at the Tokyo Toy Show in 2006.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T_gauge

S gauge is modeled with a 1:64 scale, the gauge is 22.5 mm (0.885 in). It is one of the oldest scales from the end of the 19th century. More commonly used since the 1950s (keyword: American Flyer). It is half of Gauge 1 or I (1:32). S instead of H1.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S_scale
Lok-n-Roll.de - we send worldwide :wink:

User avatar
TheKnighTT
Posts: 83
Joined: Mon May 18, 2020 5:11 am
Location: Bremen

Re: T and S Trains - what?

Post by TheKnighTT »

And I guess T&S trains are somewhere in the middle. And I think it's only a gauge, not a scale. There is no way of knowing more apart from actually buying something. And then sending it back.

User avatar
MacG
Posts: 1257
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:19 pm
Location: Dresden, Germany

Re: T and S Trains - what?

Post by MacG »

Fun fact: The T-scale locomotives are fitted with magnetic wheels to improve power pick-up and traction.
Lok-n-Roll.de - we send worldwide :wink:

dileTTante
Posts: 867
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:37 pm
Location: Vancouver British Columbia

Re: T and S Trains - what?

Post by dileTTante »

A search for 'T and S trains' immediately yielded an ad from amazon with pictures for a set which is unavailable -
"Battery operated, with one double A battery. Make sure polarity is correct, collectable old fashioned train, with box car, log car. standard flat car, caboose and tender. Good for children over 4, not for children under 3."
https://www.amazon.com/Trains-Collectab ... B0018GO4WK
- Terry C

User avatar
MacG
Posts: 1257
Joined: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:19 pm
Location: Dresden, Germany

Re: T and S Trains - what?

Post by MacG »

Oh sorry, that "T and S Trains" is a manufacturer/product name, I misunderstood. :?

I can't discover a value for model railroad collectors with these trains, only for toy collectors. In my opinion, are Maisto trains are more prototypical.
Lok-n-Roll.de - we send worldwide :wink:

Post Reply

Return to “General Discussion”