Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby Biased turkey » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:11 am

As some of you know, I'm working on a TT scale , 9mm gauge ( TTm ) project.
Yeah, I'm still working on it :smile:
http://www.ttnut.com/newbie-my-belgian-vicinal-ttm-rolling-stock-t1441.html

Am I the only one on earth ?
How about some fellow modellers on this forum who are from Oceania ( Cape gauge ) ?
Any link to TT narrow gauge project or layout would be appreciated .

Best regards

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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:24 am

There are others out there. Elmer McKay has some photos posted of a dual gauge layout on TTscale.com, they are under "Gallery 5".

I have one TTn3 locomotive, an 0-6-2 that has a TT body, with wheels that run on N gauge track. As the engine is a British outline, I have left it in it's box, and it is incomplete at this time (I have nothing to run it with, and as my focus is on North American proto, it will wait).

I do have some plans of building a North American type TTn3 set eventually (based on a 0-6-0 with freight and possibly passenger cars).
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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby Marquette » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:24 am

I don't know if they're on this forum, but I do know TT narrow gauge is quite a thing in New Zealand, and I believe someone has done some Canadian National/Newfoundland Railway stuff in TT...
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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:05 am

Marquette wrote:I don't know if they're on this forum, but I do know TT narrow gauge is quite a thing in New Zealand, and I believe someone has done some Canadian National/Newfoundland Railway stuff in TT...


There is a photo on TTscale.com of a TT scale 42" gauge G-12 locomotive in Canadian National livery that runs on N gauge track. (Actually 42" of prototype size converts to 8.89 mm, which is 0.11 mm narrower than that is the N scale 9mm track gauge, but who is counting...)

The photo is about halfway down on the Gallery 2 page.
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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby j p » Sat Apr 21, 2012 9:38 am

TT narrow gauge (on 9mm tracks) is popular in Japan, it is called TT9.
http://tt9club.web.fc2.com/
Surprisingly, their www page is in Japanese, but you can try to click the links to see some of their models.
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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby Marquette » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:36 am

Japanese TT9 can also be spectacularly expensive...
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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:40 pm

TTm, TTn9, TT9.... Three different nomenclatures for the same concept.

I came across the TTn9 name on the Wikipedia page covering Model Railroading scales, and it does make a bit of sense, so does the others though.

Is there a consensus on which is the proper one?
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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby Marquette » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:09 pm

TTn9? That doesn't sound right... TTn3, though, makes sense - for North American 3' gauge.

TTm refers to TT metre gauge, which designation also makes sense; the little difference between a metre and 3 feet in 1:120 is negligible.

TT9, though, IMO has about as much connection to 1068mm gauge as NZ:120 does. Those are the only ones I'd say are more "descriptive" rather than "proper", whereas I'd say both TTn3 and TTm are "proper".
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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:48 pm

Marquette wrote:TTn9? That doesn't sound right... TTn3, though, makes sense - for North American 3' gauge.

TTm refers to TT metre gauge, which designation also makes sense; the little difference between a metre and 3 feet in 1:120 is negligible.

TT9, though, IMO has about as much connection to 1068mm gauge as NZ:120 does. Those are the only ones I'd say are more "descriptive" rather than "proper", whereas I'd say both TTn3 and TTm are "proper".


I meant TTn3 when I typed TTn9. Whoops.
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Re: Who else is modelling TT scale narrow gauge ?

Postby scaro » Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:35 pm

TTn3.5 or years ago, just straight TTn3 1/2. NZ120 in New Zealand. About three Aussie modellers, substantially more NZ ones as all NZ railways of note are on 3'6" gauge.

http://nz120.org/

http://motoriseddandruff.blogspot.co.uk/

I've dabbled in it but find myself more interested in broad gauge these days ... anything but standard here ...

There may be a South African contingent interested in it ... it was introduced to the world in about 1964 so far as I can work out when the 2mm Association Magazine featured a South African Pacific in the scale.
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