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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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Hafner Clockwork Train Engine And Tender Model 115041 O Gauge Ca 1940 50
Hafner Clockwork Train Engine And Tender Model 115041 O Gauge Ca 1940 50
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Busch 60057 Piaggio Ape 50 with Grid box O gauge Vehicle Model 143
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O Gauge Lionel Lionel Model Display Car
O Gauge Lionel Lionel Model Display Car
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Model Power 7004 1 Worker with Lighted Hard Hat Figure O Gauge
Model Power 7004 1 Worker with Lighted Hard Hat Figure O Gauge
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Model Power 7003 1 Construction Worker with Jackhammer Figure O Gauge
Model Power 7003 1 Construction Worker with Jackhammer Figure O Gauge
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MODEL RAILROAD TRACK BALLAST One Quart O Scale G Gauge Landscape Scenery
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O Line Productions K Line O Scale Model Trains O Gauge Speeder Septa Lionel Comp
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LIONEL Model Shop Mint Car 2 o gauge train w N W engine 6 19675 NIB NR
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ATWATER MODELS DIECAST WHITE METAL DIESEL B UNIT PARTS O GAUGE
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Model 1910 O Gauge Truss Bridge Replica Model Kit NEW
Model 1910 O Gauge Truss Bridge Replica Model Kit NEW
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NARROW GAUGE 12 Plastic PASSENGER CAR SEATS O On30 Model Railroad Parts GL3003
NARROW GAUGE 12 Plastic PASSENGER CAR SEATS O On30 Model Railroad Parts GL3003
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GLENCOE 3607 1914 STUTZ BEARCAT  1915 FORD MODEL T  SUITABLE FOR O GAUGE NEW
GLENCOE 3607 1914 STUTZ BEARCAT 1915 FORD MODEL T SUITABLE FOR O GAUGE NEW
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KTM PRECISION SCALE MODELS O GAUGE 4 8 4 SOUTHERN PACIFIC DAYLIGHT LOCO
KTM PRECISION SCALE MODELS O GAUGE 4 8 4 SOUTHERN PACIFIC DAYLIGHT LOCO
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RAILFOLK MINIATURES FOR 0 0n3 0n30 gauge MODELS RAILROADS DEPOT DAN RF2
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Mrklin Model Train Freight Kipplore Car c1895 1915 1 Gauge
Mrklin Model Train Freight Kipplore Car c1895 1915 1 Gauge
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Mrklin Model Train Freight Kipplore Car c1895 1915 O Gauge
Mrklin Model Train Freight Kipplore Car c1895 1915 O Gauge
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Mrklin Model Train Freight Baggage Car c1950 55 O Gauge
Mrklin Model Train Freight Baggage Car c1950 55 O Gauge
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Mrklin Model Train Freight Wagon Plane Car c1930 1 Gauge
Mrklin Model Train Freight Wagon Plane Car c1930 1 Gauge
$165.00
Mrklin Model Train Freight Gondola Car c1933 37 1 Gauge
Mrklin Model Train Freight Gondola Car c1933 37 1 Gauge
$145.00
Mrklin Model Train Freight Baggage Car c1950 55 O Gauge
Mrklin Model Train Freight Baggage Car c1950 55 O Gauge
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Mrklin Model Train Freight Car Wagon 1 Gauge c1915 20
Mrklin Model Train Freight Car Wagon 1 Gauge c1915 20
$65.00
Model Train Tunnel Portals Lionel O  O27 Gauge Tunnel Portals Set of 2 NIB
Model Train Tunnel Portals Lionel O O27 Gauge Tunnel Portals Set of 2 NIB
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MODEL POWER O GAUGE PRISONERS BLACK  WHITE STRIPES jumper jail figure MPW 6193
MODEL POWER O GAUGE PRISONERS BLACK WHITE STRIPES jumper jail figure MPW 6193
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Model Hobbies O and S Gauge Coal Vintage Scenic Material
Model Hobbies O and S Gauge Coal Vintage Scenic Material
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Model Hobbies O and S Gauge Ballast Vintage Scenic Material
Model Hobbies O and S Gauge Ballast Vintage Scenic Material
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K Line O Gauge Scale Metal Model Train Track Curve Three Rail Vintage Lot Of 8
K Line O Gauge Scale Metal Model Train Track Curve Three Rail Vintage Lot Of 8
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UPC Littletown In Plastics Model No113 Church O Gauge
UPC Littletown In Plastics Model No113 Church O Gauge
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MODEL RAILROAD O GAUGE TALL BRIDGE PIERS Set of 2 trains scenery layout
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Williams O Gauge Model Trains F7 Non Powered A Unit Diesel Locomotive No 5725 Ex
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Williams O Gauge Model Trains F7 Non Powered B Unit Diesel Locomotive Exc C8 Con
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Williams O Gauge Model Trains F7 Powered A Unit Diesel Locomotive No 5720 Ex LN
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Four 4 MARKLIN O gauge freight cars and O Model track
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New Lionel Polar Express Remote Train Set O Gauge Polar Express Toy Train Model
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