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I haven't worked with model trains since I was child, and had HO scale then.  I'm sure anyone serious about trains aren't going even that small.  But this caught my eye and wanted to share.  

Scale T (1:450!)

What caught my and thought I share is the technique to motivate the train.  The motors aren't in the trains.  But what also might be of interest to real model railroad people... you can easily use the technique for other things you might have on your terrain... like cars, trucks and boats.

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@Inq Wow, that is small. I had an N (1:148 - 1:160) scale setup, fairly complex double switchback loop on a 30" x 54" board and lusted after a Z scale at 1:220 but this T scale is new to me.

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I'm a hardcore HO scaler. We have a club meeting via Zoom Friday nights and talked about T scale a few weeks ago. We have a couple of N scalers in our group and they agreed, too small for them! It's interesting that while model railroaders tend to be older, the smaller scales attract the younger ones. It's all in the eyes!

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@inq Forgot the picture

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Posted by: @gregw66

It's interesting that while model railroaders tend to be older, the smaller scales attract the younger ones. It's all in the eyes!

🤣 A-men to that!

As a retired software developer... as I age, the monitors get bigger.  I remember being fine with 13" screens running 1024x768 without glasses.  Now I use glasses with a 43" (4K screen)... and use 125% on the font/screen scaling.

 

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@inq They have a word for that, blind! I just got new glasses and still I struggle with my 13" laptop. The good news for me is you reminded me that maybe I can increase font size or scaling. Thanks!

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I said my eyes are going... Not my mind... Yet.  You can delete the second posting. 🤣 

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@inq Thanks for the heads-up re 2nd post. That was right at the point I was changing scaling, and my fumble fingered mousing sent the post I was working on apparently but then when I went to exit the page it gave me a Leave or Cancel msg so I hit enter again.

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