TT Gauge was pioneered by Tri-ang during the
1960’s. TT3 strands for ‘Table Top 3 mm’, the scale being 3 mm to 1 foot (00
is 4 mm and N is 2 mm). The track gauge is 12 mm, which equates to 4 feet.
This layout uses Tri-ang TT rolling stock running
on German ‘Tillig’ track; certain rail tolerances have been eased to allow
for the coarse scale Tri-ang wheels.
Backscenes and card buildings are TT or scratch
built, other buildings are ligh-hearted charity shop purchases! Some figures
are 1:100 scale but others, vehicles and street items are 1:76 (4 mm) scale,
except for the 237 Glossop to Ashton bus which is a pencil sharpener and
probably almost correct size.
Control is by Gaugemaster with Peco point motors
via proprietary switches. The lower board can run up to four fast trains
whilst the branch is either manual or automatic with an end to end shuttle.
The layout is purely for fun, the object being to
PLAY TRAINS IN TT GAUGE!