As this page was getting a bit long it has been split into pages by years.
January 1, 2023
Happy New Year
A quick look back at the TT-Scale and TT-Tracks highlights of 2022:
A good start to the year with setups at the BCSME.
then doldrums until:
GREAT NEWS - PECO announces TT-track and buildings.
Then even GREATER NEWS - Hornby goes All-In on TT Scale with TT-120 announcements. Train Sets, Locomotives, Cars, Track, Buildngs and more.
December 16 my Hornby TT-120 Scotsman train set arrives.
January 18, 2023
TT-Tracks is Twelve. Ignoring the lost years (2021-2022) we have come a long way in twelve years.
| Events so far in 2023.|
| Small group for diner on the 28th at the new Bin4 Burger place in Burnaby. $$ and Noisy.|
| February 9 - My Hornby Easterner Train Set arrived. Another winner.
| February 10 - Put sound in the Easterner locomotive using a SoundTraxx US Steam decoder and an ESU Sugar Cube speaker.
Other than North American sounds instead of UK, it was easy and sounds OK.
Ordered up Next18 adaptors so I can wire in a SoundTraxx TSU-1100 UK Steam decocder.
| February 11 - ordered more stuff from Hornby: track, buildings and another locomotive.
Should be here by the 17th. DHL got the Customs Duty right this time!
| February 16 - (a day early)My shipment of Horny TT-120 roduct arrived.
Two coaches to add to the Easterner train set, Station strucures (Station, Signal Tower, Pedestrian overbridge, and too many station platform pieces.
I ordered what I though was enough for two platforms, but because I read the product description wrong, I ended up with enough for four platforms. looks like I will have two stations. Track: two turnouts, a circle of fourth radius and a few short straight pieces to widen the oval.
| Things we hope to do this year.|
| BCSME setup before they open on Good Friday|
| April 2, 2023 I will be at the Nanaimo show with the GuiTtar case and the Hornby Train Sets. |
This is what I am planing to run.
A double track oval with the GuiTTar Case display in the center. Unless I have a helper, I will run one or the other.
Too many chances of an accident if I try and run both at the same time. I hope to have a spare cataloge or two for handouts, and
a one page handout, either from Hornby or my own design.
| Summer at BCSME - Maybe|
| The NMRA National is too far away - Texas, so unless a miracle occurs, we will not be going. But then out of the blue Hornby jumped into TT-120 so who knows.|
| September at the Sydney (Victoria) show|
| September possible BCSME setup|
| October 2023 Display at Chilliwack. Unknown |
| November 2023 Vancouver Train Expo. |
Things to work on in 2023: |
Of course not all this will get done but it is something to aim for.
- Finish 30 Degree Corner module with Peco Track.
- New modules with Peco Track and buldings to be built.
- New or updated modules with Hornby Buildings. Possible a Minories as a run through or branch line module set.
- Work on TT Train Models
- Scenery - Scenery - Scenery
- Short Bridge Module
- Standard length bridge module.
- CP Rail Cabooses
- Upgrade Legacy equipment with new trucks.
- Upgrade work train
- Second F unit with sound.