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Monday March 30th 2015

High Speed Rail Debuts in Calgary at Supertrain!

Calgary, AB— Cribscapes Cribbage Boards and TrainTalk.TV announced today they will be Showcasing the a prototype of the German ICE3 train at theSupertrain Train Show, being held at the Calgary Soccer center, April 21st, and 22nd.

The entire 8 car train will be on display at Supertrain and while it may not be under power, this train looks fast just standing still.

TrainTalk.TV Host and Cribscapes Proprietor Neil Enock states, “This is the first time that this train has been seen outside of it’s last showing in Germany this spring at the Nuremberg Fair.”

That would be the Nuremberg Toy Fair, and it was the debut of the T-Gauge prototype ICE3 Train. Supertrain will be the first time this train has been seen in North America.

T-Gauge Trains, are at a scale of 1:450 are the smallest produced model trains in the world and about half the size of Z-gauge, (previously the smallest and also on display at Supertrain). The rails are only 3mm apart, and the trains are smaller around than a lead pencil. They are powered by cellular phone vibrator motors.

This tiny scale will enable us to make a 3D cribbage board with a working train layout that fits in a breifcase. This is something I have wanted to do since I started making 3D cribbage boards, however it is most definitely not the only use for this these tiny trains. To put it in perspective for Calgarians, you could accurately model the entire West LRT line as a portable working model, in a space 57’ (17.4m) by 4’ (1.22m).

Aside from modelling the potential applications for accurate architectural modelling of LRT lines and Railroad line routings are numerous. An on-screen 3D computer drawing of a rail line routing is one thing, but an interactive physical model is much easier to grasp and far better illustrates interaction with the physical world.

Photo Credits: Alberta Portrait

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