TT Scale

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by cidchase, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    I had heard of this as a scale but didn't know anyone was really active in it.

    This is really going off in your own direction!! Gotta appreciate those guys, another whole aspect of model railroading. Pretty interesting site, I thought. :) :) :)
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I think tt scale came out concurrently with n scale or close to it. The size is close enough to n that most modelers chose to go in the direction of n scale. It is kind of like the difference between ho and oo. Tt was popular in Eastern Europe I believe, but in the West n killed it.
  3. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    TT came out long before N did. I always figured that the problem was that it wsn't enough smaller than HO. I think that the difference needs to be about half, and TT's drop of 2/3 - 3/4 wasn't enough. (Same problem with S gauge.)(now we'll hear from TR).
    American TT never got past the craftsman stage. There weren't many manufacturers supporting it, HP products was the biggest.
    Scale was 1/10" = 1' (1:120). Gauge was .471"
    Britain, of course, came out with TT3 which was 3mm = 1', 12mm gauge. Major support is now from a society.
  5. boppa

    boppa Member

    well-i had(may still have???) some tt gear
    it was my dads-when he was a teenager
    and im in my mid 30's now
    id be betting it predated n by about-oh 2 or 3 decades minimum
    btw his was all triang(turned into hornby didnt it??) and was about halfway between ho and n in size

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