Whilst scanning a volume of the 1958 Model Railway News I was struck by how many adverts were appearing for the (relatively) new TT scale. As usual in the UK, we were landed with trade products that were using a totally wrong scale to gauge with 12mm/4' becoming the standard rather than the more correct 13.5/14mm gauge now in use by the 3mm Society. The 'new' scale was named TT3 to show it's 3mm roots rather than the USA's 2.5mm usage.
However, that's all history that we can't change now - so here are the ads.
First, Track. Very necessary for any layout! Plenty of choice it seems, all the major players offering their own 'scale' trackwork. The Welkut brand has always fascinated me as I cannot say that I have ever knowingly seen any in either 00 or TT.
How about some wagons to run on it?
And a loco or two? There is also the hint in some K's adverts of the same period of a GWR Prairie Tank body kit to fit a Triang Castle chassis. Anyone ever see one?
And even Stewart Reidpath tried to get in on the act -
So far I've not found any coaches other than the Triang ones which were readily available from your local friendly toy/model shop.
I don't have any particular interest in TT3 but I do find the early history of such things is quite fascinating.