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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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Lot of Model Railroad Scenery Accessories  signs fence parts mostly O gauge
Lot of Model Railroad Scenery Accessories signs fence parts mostly O gauge
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50 Pcs 150 Scale O Gauge ALL Seated People sitting figures Model Train Layout
50 Pcs 150 Scale O Gauge ALL Seated People sitting figures Model Train Layout
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Lionel Model Railroad Road Sign x 14 Plastic O Gauge Orig Box Vintage 2 damaged
Lionel Model Railroad Road Sign x 14 Plastic O Gauge Orig Box Vintage 2 damaged
$22.00
LIONEL O GAUGE 160 ALL METAL DUMP BIN EARLY MODEL
LIONEL O GAUGE 160 ALL METAL DUMP BIN EARLY MODEL
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Brawa 37354 O Gauge GED Goods Wagon Kaldewei Exclusive Model Limited
Brawa 37354 O Gauge GED Goods Wagon Kaldewei Exclusive Model Limited
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O gauge 7mm 148 scale Model Railroad Building RAILROAD STATION Kit The C New
O gauge 7mm 148 scale Model Railroad Building RAILROAD STATION Kit The C New
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NOS 1954 Alexander Scale Models CS 112 Spruce Creek Tunnel Portal HO Gauge
NOS 1954 Alexander Scale Models CS 112 Spruce Creek Tunnel Portal HO Gauge
$9.99
Denver Models Police Black Helicopter Can Use with O 027 Gauge Police Copter
Denver Models Police Black Helicopter Can Use with O 027 Gauge Police Copter
$12.56
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
$2,064.62
O gauge 7mm 148 scale Model Railroad Building APARTMENT BUILDING Kit The
O gauge 7mm 148 scale Model Railroad Building APARTMENT BUILDING Kit The
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Herald King decals Large Scale O G S Gauge Beaver Creek Model Co herald P16
Herald King decals Large Scale O G S Gauge Beaver Creek Model Co herald P16
$5.25
Lionel 6 29626 Case Closed Mint Car O Gauge Model Trains
Lionel 6 29626 Case Closed Mint Car O Gauge Model Trains
$30.00
NIP MODEL POWER O GAUGE MASONS  BRICKLAYERS 6181 Construction Workers Figures
NIP MODEL POWER O GAUGE MASONS BRICKLAYERS 6181 Construction Workers Figures
$7.49
WEAVER MODELS 25TH ANNIVERSARY O GAUGE MAGAZINE BOX CAR 256994 OB 1994
WEAVER MODELS 25TH ANNIVERSARY O GAUGE MAGAZINE BOX CAR 256994 OB 1994
$23.95
Trad O Gauge SP Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3981 2017
Trad O Gauge SP Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3981 2017
$17.99
Trad O Gauge Western Pacific Model Hopper Lionel Compatible 279 3875 2017
Trad O Gauge Western Pacific Model Hopper Lionel Compatible 279 3875 2017
$17.99
Trad O Gauge Baltimore  Ohio Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 4254 2017
Trad O Gauge Baltimore Ohio Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 4254 2017
$17.99
Trad O Gauge Canada Grain Model Hopper Lionel Compatible 279 3870 2017
Trad O Gauge Canada Grain Model Hopper Lionel Compatible 279 3870 2017
$17.99
Trad O Gauge NYC Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3888 2017
Trad O Gauge NYC Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3888 2017
$17.99
Trad O Gauge Chessie System Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3822 2017
Trad O Gauge Chessie System Model Boxcar Lionel Compatible 279 3822 2017
$17.99
K Line 0 0 27 GAUGE NATIONAL MODEL SHOW BOX CAR 027KC20
K Line 0 0 27 GAUGE NATIONAL MODEL SHOW BOX CAR 027KC20
$14.99
GENERAL MODELS O GAUGE NW2 SWITCHER
GENERAL MODELS O GAUGE NW2 SWITCHER
$89.99
FOUR model train layout landscaping fences ea about 12 longO Gauge fast shipng
FOUR model train layout landscaping fences ea about 12 longO Gauge fast shipng
$5.99
FIVE leafless trees for model train layout O gauge  fast shipping
FIVE leafless trees for model train layout O gauge fast shipping
$5.99
SIX trees for model layout landscaping 3 5inch  3 9inch hi O Gauge fast shipng
SIX trees for model layout landscaping 3 5inch 3 9inch hi O Gauge fast shipng
$5.99
Vintage HO Gauge LN Log Flat Car 24562 Collectible Railroad Model Train Antique
Vintage HO Gauge LN Log Flat Car 24562 Collectible Railroad Model Train Antique
$17.39
Vintage O Gauge Model Train Rail Warning Light Untested
Vintage O Gauge Model Train Rail Warning Light Untested
$9.99
Vintage 1993 Lionel 027 Gauge New York Central Flyer Model 6 11735 4 4 2 Engine
Vintage 1993 Lionel 027 Gauge New York Central Flyer Model 6 11735 4 4 2 Engine
$17.50
Lionel Model Railroad Telephone Pole x 11 Boxed O and 027 Gauge Plastic Vintage
Lionel Model Railroad Telephone Pole x 11 Boxed O and 027 Gauge Plastic Vintage
$28.00
100pcs 150 Scale O Gauge Colorful Painted Mixed Model People Figure Layout
100pcs 150 Scale O Gauge Colorful Painted Mixed Model People Figure Layout
$10.33
MODEL POWER O SCALE LIGHTED FIGURE MAN W LANTERN o gauge men worker MPW 7000
MODEL POWER O SCALE LIGHTED FIGURE MAN W LANTERN o gauge men worker MPW 7000
$6.94
100x DIY Painted People Figure Model 150 Scale O Gauge for Building Layout
100x DIY Painted People Figure Model 150 Scale O Gauge for Building Layout
$10.96
O gauge 7mm 148 scale Model Railroad Building APARTMENT BUILDING Kit The
O gauge 7mm 148 scale Model Railroad Building APARTMENT BUILDING Kit The
$45.03
100 Pcs 150 Scale O Gauge ALL Seated People sitting figures Model Train Layout
100 Pcs 150 Scale O Gauge ALL Seated People sitting figures Model Train Layout
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o gauge model train foam locomotive  car cradle
o gauge model train foam locomotive car cradle
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O GAUGE SCALE KIT BUILT BR GWR LNER WATER TOWER MODEL NICE my
O GAUGE SCALE KIT BUILT BR GWR LNER WATER TOWER MODEL NICE my
$84.83
O gauge 7mm 148 scale Model Railroad Building MULTIPLEX Low Relief LED Kit
O gauge 7mm 148 scale Model Railroad Building MULTIPLEX Low Relief LED Kit
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Lionel Model Train O Gauge FasTrack 5 Block Section No Wear w Box Fast Track
Lionel Model Train O Gauge FasTrack 5 Block Section No Wear w Box Fast Track
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Lionel 6 9734 Bangor And Aroostook Box Car O Gauge Model Trains Freight Cars
Lionel 6 9734 Bangor And Aroostook Box Car O Gauge Model Trains Freight Cars
$29.95
Lionel 6 9882 New York Central Reefer O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
Lionel 6 9882 New York Central Reefer O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
$21.95


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