History and genesis of TT
|1945||Foundation of „H.P.Products“ (Indiana, USA) |
manufacturing of fi rst models on the scale of 1:120
the name „TT“ (table top) comes into being
|1948||„Rokal“ presents the fi rst TT-set at the West German market and is leading TT manufacturer until the sixties|
|Timeline Fa. Zeuke||Timeline Zeuke/BTTB||Timeline TILLIG until 2011|| |
Amenity of the nominal size TT
„Ideal combination of minimum space requirements, maximum faithfulness of the model to the prototype and functional reliability...“
Werner Zeuke, Company‘s founder of Zeuke & Wegwerth
• A TT scale model railway only requires approx. 60 % of the space of a comparable H0 set-up.
Still offers models that can be handled easily and are realistic, which certainly compare well to
H0 large series models without any limitations in terms of their levels of detail and driving behaviour.
• Due to the ideal 1:120 scale far fewer space-related compromises are called for compared to the H0
scale where a lack of space does not infrequently lead to the use of reduced linear scales for the carriages,
the construction of tighter radiuses or relatively short platforms.
• On the other hand small details even in the construction of the set itself can be realised much more favourably
than in the case of the N nominal scale.