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Archive for maart 2020

Spoor T – TGauge – Spurdrei – T3 Update

An Update from

Hi fellow TGaugers,
We hope you are all keeping safe and following guidelines to keep yourselves and your loved ones free from Covid-19.
It is quite an unprecedented and confusing time we find ourselves in right now and as suspected in the UK we now find ourselves in a lockdown situation with only essential travel being permitted in order to curtail the spread of the global epidemic. We are within the group of ‘online retailers’ who are still permitted to operate, as are the postal service and as long as they can deliver we will still continue to take and send out orders. All of which, including for our sister site will be dispatched from here in the UK until the situation improves globally.
We want to advise you we are both currently very healthy and separated from the outside world, having stopped any staff coming in over a week ago and are now isolated here in TGauge HQ where we are taking the utmost precautions with regard to hygiene, our contact with stock and our fulfilment and dispatch of orders.
Some of you may have noticed a few out of stock items on the website and in the interests of true transparency we have not had any stock arrive here from the factory in China other than a very small consignment in January following an extremely busy Festive period. This has been due to a complete shutdown of production in China while they coped with the health crisis. So whilst stock is getting low on some items we suspect it won’t be for much longer as the factory, having been out of action for 2 months is ready to go back into production, which is hopefully also an indication that whilst all of this self-isolating and social distancing is a nuisance to us in the West, our friends in the East are hopefully over the worst and picking up the pieces of what has become an economic, social and health pandemic in just a few months.
We do suspect that deliveries may take a bit longer than usual as Europe and the US struggle to cope with the extra demand being placed on all of our essential services, however, be assured that we are still working hard to make sure you have what you need to continue enjoying your T. We ask that you are patient with us and our delivery partners.

We’d like to end with some good news regarding ongoing developments in the World of TGauge…

The Class 08 development is coming along very nicely and should still be on target for release at the end of June.
Later in the year there will be new points / turnouts in development.
Although we have no date as yet, the Shinkansen 0 will be a welcome addition to the Japanese range of trains.
We will be releasing a Japanese Starter Train Set next week in anticipation of the Shinkansen so you can make a start of your Japanese layouts.
In honour of our connection to Europe no matter what Brexit means, fans of European trains will be in for a treat when we make an announcement       later in the year (don’t want to spoil you with too much good news in one go now, do we?)
Finally for now, we have a fun video project we’re working on, to release on our YouTube channel on Sunday 29th March, why not subscribe to on Youtube to see it!
So, in the meantime, please stay safe, stay at home, play with trains, keep washing those hands and don’t touch your face – or anyone else’s.
Alan and Lorraine – Model Railway at 1:450 Scale