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What you may not know about Model Trains

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Have you ever wondered what the terms "scale" and "gauge" mean to model trains? What the letters mean on a model train set? Which size of model train is right for you? In the following paragraphs, we will answer these questions relating to model trains. So sit back and enjoy the ride of your favorite model train!

"Scale" as defined in terms of model trains is the comparative ratio of measurements between a model train and its full size prototype. Large scale model trains are the largest model trains.

In the language of model trains, "gauge" refers to the space between the rails of track. "O" gauge model trains are the largest gauge of model trains followed by "S gauge model trains. About half the size of "O" gauge model trains are "HO" gauge model trains. After "HO" comes "N" gauge model trains followed by the smallest, the "Z" gauge model trains.

So which of the wide variety of model trains is right for you? A big determining factor for most model railroaders is available space, I believe this is what makes "HO" model trains the most popular form of model railroading. "HO" model trains are small enough to be in a small space, but yet are big enough to allow you to work with easily and people can see what they have created. "HO" model trains are over sixty percent of the model trains market. If you don't have much space to work with, "N" model trains might be right for you. For the really adventurous model trains enthusiast, the large scale garden model trains are probably the one for you. You can use your backyard for the landscape of your model trains. What a great deal for you!

Model trains of every different scale and gauge will be perfect for someone. Choose the model train that is right for you and happy railroading.

More information on model railroading can be read at: http://www.trainstoysmodels.com

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Trad O Gauge NYC Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3888 2017
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Trad O Gauge Canada Grain Model Hopper Lionel Compatible 279 3870 2017
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Trad O Gauge NYC Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3888 2017
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Trad O Gauge Chessie System Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3822 2017
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Trad O Gauge Southern Pacific Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3981 2017
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Trad O Gauge Chessie System Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3822 2017
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Lionel 6 39217 Century Club II Box Car O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
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Lionel US Coast Guard Made In The USA Box Car 6 29999 O Gauge Model Trains
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Lionel 6 39335 Thomas Kinkade Victorian Christmas Box Car O Gauge Model Trains
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Lionel 6 52051 Baltimore Ohio Sentinel 6464095 TCA Box Car O Gauge Model Trains
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Williams M And St L Covered Quad Hopper GMFRT 3 O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
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Lionel 6 29225 HORDE Music Festival LRRC 1997 Box Car O Gauge Model Trains
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MTH RailKing 30 7711 Norfolk Southern Bay Window Caboose O Gauge Model Trains
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Lionel 6 39200 Hellgate Box Car No 2 O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
Lionel 6 39200 Hellgate Box Car No 2 O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
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Model RR LIONEL O Gauge Track 10 10 Curved 10 10 Straight 36 D 1 B
Model RR LIONEL O Gauge Track 10 10 Curved 10 10 Straight 36 D 1 B
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Model Railroad O Gauge Remote Control Track Set  UCS 6 with Controller
Model Railroad O Gauge Remote Control Track Set UCS 6 with Controller
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Model Railroad O 27 gauge Manual Right Hand Switch 6 5022 Excellent Used
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Model RR LIONEL O Gauge Track 10 10 Curved 10 10 Striaght 36 D  C
Model RR LIONEL O Gauge Track 10 10 Curved 10 10 Striaght 36 D C
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Model Railroad O GAUGE K Line Long Sections to 36 Very Good Used
Model Railroad O GAUGE K Line Long Sections to 36 Very Good Used
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Model RR LIONEL O Gauge Track 10 10 Curved 10 10 Striaght 36 D  B
Model RR LIONEL O Gauge Track 10 10 Curved 10 10 Striaght 36 D B
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Model RR LIONEL O Gauge Track 10 10 Curved 10 10 Straight 36 D 1 A
Model RR LIONEL O Gauge Track 10 10 Curved 10 10 Straight 36 D 1 A
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MODEL POWER HO GAUGE PASTOR  CONGREGANTS figure pulpit flock church MPW 5737
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EB 46 LIMA MICRO MODEL N GAUGE SET 185 4605 NEW HAVEN
EB 46 LIMA MICRO MODEL N GAUGE SET 185 4605 NEW HAVEN
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Lionel 6 19945 1996 Holiday Boxcar O Gauge Model Train
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Pre War Lionel 23 Engine Display Stand O Gauge Scale Model Train Car Railroad
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General Model Corporation O gauge Elec Traction Powered Street Car VG
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KMT Kris Model Trains TTOS Rock Island Stock Car O Gauge in Box
KMT Kris Model Trains TTOS Rock Island Stock Car O Gauge in Box
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KMT Kris Model Trains Cotton Belt Box Car 50528 O Gauge in Box
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KMT Kris Model Trains Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer Boxcar Yellow O Gauge in Box
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