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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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Kris Model Train Rio Grande O gauge
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NOS O Gauge Lionel TV Car 6 16670 New in Box Model Railroad Train
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NOS Lionel O Gauge 6 16710 Operating Missile Car Model Trail Railroad NEW
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Lionel 6 9279 Magnolia 3 Dome Tank Car O Gauge Model Trains Freight Cars B
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Lionel 6 9132 Libbys Crushed Pineapple Vat Car O Gauge Model Trains
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Lionel 6 6205 Canadian Pacific Gondola With Canisters O Gauge Model Railroads
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Lionel 6 19217 Burlington Box Car O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
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Lionel 6 16355 Burlington Gondola With Barrels O Gauge Model Trains
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Lionel 6 9119 Detroit Mackinac Covered Hopper O Gauge Model Trains Freight Cars
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MODEL RAILROAD O  HO GAUGE 4 4 4 4 TROLLEY INST  FULL SIZE PRINTED PLANS
MODEL RAILROAD O HO GAUGE 4 4 4 4 TROLLEY INST FULL SIZE PRINTED PLANS
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Vintage 1949 Model Railroad Plans O  120 GAUGE WATER TOWER Plans  Notes
Vintage 1949 Model Railroad Plans O 120 GAUGE WATER TOWER Plans Notes
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MODEL RAILROAD O GAUGE ELEVATED TROLLEY CAR NOTES PRINTED FULL SIZE PLANS
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MODEL RAILROAD O GAUGE BRILL St Louis Car TROLLEY NOTES FULL SIZE PLAN
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Lot 50 Pcs 150 Scale O Gauge Hand Painted Layout Model Train People Figure
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50 Pcs 150 Scale O Gauge ALL Seated People sitting figures Model Train Layout
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Lionel No 309 Yard Sign Set w Box O Gauge Vintage Model Railroading Postwar
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Lionel Polar Express Remote Train Set O Gauge Polar Express Toy Train Model New
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1Set 4 Axles O Scale Metal Wheel SET O Gauge Model Train REPLACEMENT PART
1Set 4 Axles O Scale Metal Wheel SET O Gauge Model Train REPLACEMENT PART
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VINTAGE 1989 RARE Lionel MICRO RACERS O Gauge Model Railroad Train Incomplete
VINTAGE 1989 RARE Lionel MICRO RACERS O Gauge Model Railroad Train Incomplete
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O Gauge Franklin Models Differential Side Dump car trolley assembled with box
O Gauge Franklin Models Differential Side Dump car trolley assembled with box
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Yellow Flatcar O Gauge Model Train Speedometer Odometer
Yellow Flatcar O Gauge Model Train Speedometer Odometer
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Lionel 2036 Steam Locomotive 2 6 4 No Tender O Gauge Model Train
Lionel 2036 Steam Locomotive 2 6 4 No Tender O Gauge Model Train
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5 Packs Kadee O scale 800 standard gauge rust plastic couplers Model Railroad
5 Packs Kadee O scale 800 standard gauge rust plastic couplers Model Railroad
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Lionel Trains Christmas Essentials Barrel Car O Gauge Model Trains 6 84786
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Lionel Trains John Deere Harvest Dump Car O Gauge Model Railroads 6 84784
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Lionel 6 19539 Heinz Billboard Reefer O Gauge Model Trains
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Lionel 6 12968 Right Of Way Girder Bridge Building Kit O Gauge Model Trains
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Lionel 6 7703 Beechnut Billboard Box Car O Gauge Model Trains Freight Cars
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Lionel 6 16939 United States Navy Flat Car With Boat O Gauge Model Trains
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Lionel 6 18423 On Track Step Van O Gauge Model Trains 6 18423
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Lionel 2036 Steam Locomotive 2 6 4 No Tender O Gauge Model Train
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Lionel 6 36265 Angela Trotta Thomas Window Wishing Box Car O Gauge Model Trains
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3 Vintage American Model Toys AMT O Gauge Aluminum Passenger Cars NYC CENTRAL
3 Vintage American Model Toys AMT O Gauge Aluminum Passenger Cars NYC CENTRAL
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model trains o gauge Marx set for parts 16 curved tracks 16 straight
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Vintage KMT Kris Model Trains O Gauge MUSTANG C A EQUIPMENT CO NIB
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