T Gauge model of my house

James A. doty Apr 5, 2024

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  1. James A. doty

    James A. doty TrainBoard Member

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    I just finished printing a T gauge model of my house.

    I did the work in AutoCAD with my dimensions set to millimeters, then scaled the model down to 67% to approximate 1:450 scale.

    I left out a few details that I didn't think would print well, and I forgot one of my windows.

    I didn't get the roof quite right, but I think it looks fine.

    That's my wheelchair ramp sticking out the front. myhouse6.jpg
     
  2. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    Pretty good considering the scale!(y)

    In scale, that nickel is about the same size as the Big Nickel in Sudbury, Ontario...:eek: ... except that one doesn't have Thomas Jefferson, but King George VI on it. (a house-sized replica of a real 1951 5 cent piece).
     
  3. James A. doty

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    Far out. I bet it's quite the sight to see.
     
  4. Mike VE2TRV

    Mike VE2TRV TrainBoard Member

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    It is!
    NM0098P_Big_Nickel_Tails_2004.jpg

    Photo taken by a T scale me ;) twenty years ago. Along with the Inco Superstack, a 1250' chimney nearby, it's the most recognizable landmark in that town.

    There's even a railroad museum about 40 km north in Capreol, with a beautifully preserved CN "Bullet-nosed Betty" 4-8-2 sitting outside.
     
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  5. James A. doty

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    To paraphrase Maxwell Smart "That's the second biggest nickel I've ever seen."
     
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