Thursday, November 27, 2008


The Pointer Sisters once said, "Im so excited. That I just cant hide it.". This describes how I feel at the moment. Waiting for the T gauge stock to arrive. Itching to start a play with the tiny trains myself..... oh my heart races!!

I started a trestle bridge earlier this week. Measuring and figuring how theyre made....easy. It was going good until I decided to attempt to make one span out of brass wire. The choice of material was only as this was all that I had at home that would fit to scale. Trying to solder something that small requires a much more precis soldering iron than my 'lumpy' old one.

So to cut a long story short, I have decided to try the same design using styrene rod and glue. I dont have any styrene rod so after I post this im going shopping :-) !!

Below is an image of some trees that I purchased at our N scale club. The palm trees are made from a metal of some sort. If I was to guess I would say they are an etch. My camera doesnt take the best clost up shot (hmmm Christmas present for self) but the detail of the palms are amazing. The other trees I also think are an etch of some sort. I connot remember how much I paid for these or where they are available from. I will find out and post details on here as I think they are of great design and detail and would suit a T gauge layout quite well.
Take care and no doubt ill make a post when the T gauge stock arrives....."im so excited..."

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Just a post to state I have added the picture behind the main heading. This photo is of Pauls AE wagon and an Australian $2 coin taken by Darren Hodges (B67).

I have been thinking of possibilities of scratchbuilding railmotors utilising the method Paul uses to make his wagons. The Victorian Railways DERM (Diesel Electric Rail Motor) seems like the most obvious choice as it is very similar to the AE car and would require minimal modification to the design.

Still at the thinking stage at the moment. I guess ill have to work out the measurements of the mech and see if it will fit keeping to the scale measurements of the DERM.

For further reading and pictures regarding the DERM see this excellent resource:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

First Post

I have noticed that many "T-Gaugers" have blogs and I have found these to be a valuable resource. We thought we might start our own dedicated to this amazing scale, and maybe sneak a bit of N scale in as well! I have yet to purchase my T gauge set yet however have the funds set aside eagerly awaiting availability.
My name is Adrian Zomer and I live in country Victoria, Australia. I have started this blog as a join venture between myself and fellow Victorian Railways (VR) T/N modeller Paul Blake, a very talented modeller who's scratchbuilt VR AE Wagon has already appeared on the 'Talking T Gauge' Forums (
I mostly model in Victorian N scale. I was designing an N scale layout however might put this design to a T gauge layout first.
I will keep you updated on the progress of the design of this layout and any further updates with Pauls scratchbuilding projects.