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TT scale is a niche model railroading scale, whose name stands for Table Top. Its 1:120 scale (from a common engineering scale where one inch equals ten feet) and 12 mm gauge sizes it almost halfway between HO scale (1:87) and N scale (1:160). Its original purpose, like the name suggests, was to make a train small enough to be able to assemble and operate it on a tabletop. This article needs cleanup. ... Engineering is the application of scientific and technical knowledge to solve human problems. ... In mathematics, two quantities are called proportional if they vary in such a way that one of the quantities is a constant multiple of the other, or equivalently if they have a constant ratio. ... Mid-19th century tool for converting between different standards of the inch An inch is an Imperial and U.S. customary unit of length. ... This article is about a foot as a unit of length. ... It has been suggested that Gauge (engineering) be merged into this article or section. ... HO scale (H0 scale in continental Europe) is the most popular scale of model railway in most of the world outside the United Kingdom, where the slightly larger in scale OO scale is most common. ... Small part of an N scale layout with a human hand shown for size N scale (or sometimes N gauge) is a popular model railway size, allowing hobbyists to build layouts that take up less space than HO scale, or put longer track runs into the same amount of space...


TT scale was invented in the United States by Hal Joyce, a former automotive designer. He founded a company in 1945, and his first advertisement appeared in 1946. By the early 1950s it had a following, offering less detail than HO — considered by some to be an advantage at the time — and a lower price than most other scales. Numerous other companies began offering TT scale trains, track, and accessories as well, and TT scale became popular in Europe in addition to the United States. Car redirects here. ... Designer is a broad term for a person who designs any of a variety of things. ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Generally speaking, advertising is the paid promotion of goods, services, companies and ideas by an identified sponsor. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one, leading to some dispute as to Europes actual borders. ...


By the early 1960s, TT had been eclipsed in popularity by N scale, which was smaller and yet more detailed. TT scale manufacturers were Rokal and Zeuke, which later became Berliner TT Bahn. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... ROKAL, acronym for RObert KArmann Lobberich, manufacturer of metal castings that produced a line of model railway equipment in TT scale from 1947 - 1969, based in Lobberich near Cologne, Germany. ...


TT retains a comparatively small but growing popularity in the former DDR, Eastern Europe and in the United Kingdom. British TT is 3mm scale; that is, 1:101. Adherents to TT maintain it is the smallest practical scale, especially for those who like to build models from scratch. 3mm Society [1] Current division of Europe into five (or more) regions: one definition of Eastern Europe is marked in orange Eastern Europe as a region has several alternative definitions, whereby it can denote: the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Central Europe and Russia. ...


Currently Tillig is the only larger company to make TT rolling stock and tracks. Roco attempted to get in the business, but has largely given up. All it's TT scale models are now sold through Tillig. Fleischmann and Arnold both created single TT products, but have not continued to develop new products. The newest larger company to enter the TT market is Piko. There is a larger variety in the accessories market, where some companies have a long-time involvement with the scale and others recently started to support it as well. Prototypes are almost only German (with a focus on the former DDR) and some eastern european models. Roco, based in Salzburg, Austria, is a manufacturer of model railway equipment, The company was founded in 1960 by Ing. ... Fleischman and Fleischmann are common family names which mean Butcher in German. ... // Arnold is a given name deriving from the Germanic words for arn (eagle) and walden (to rule). ...


Variations include TTn3, where TT scale is run on N gauge (9 mm) track for narrow gauge operation. Narrow-gauge railways are railroads (railways) with track spaced at less than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8 in (1. ...


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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: TT gauge (383 words)
TT retains a small popularity in the former DDR, Eastern Europe and in the United Kingdom.
British TT is 3mm scale; that is, 1:101.
TT scale manufacturers were Rokal and Zeuke, which later became Berliner TT Bahn.
* TT scale - (Model railroad): Definition (161 words)
TT scale was invented by Hal Joyce, a former automotive designer.
TT scale was invented in the United States by Hal Joyce, a former automotive designer.
TT scale - a scale of 1:120 or 1/10" to the foot.
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