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Tuesday May 22nd 2018

GaugePage

Thinking of getting started in trains?

The scale and gauge are important, but consider what size of layout you want to start with. Start with something you can complete, and let that
accomplishment drive your expansion. Nobody needs another unfinished project!

Get the family involved, let the kids help choose what’s on the layout and then build it with them, so they can learn and enjoy the
process with you. If you move on to a bigger layout, they will probably ‘inherit’ the first one anyway.

Download the Gauge Page (.pdf):  Gauge Page

2 Comments for “GaugePage”

  • Douglas says:

    I really like this Scale Tale page, however it appears the most important scale has been left off
    That is the one between s and o which has I believe a minimum radius of 27 inches with a scale between 1:48 and 1:64 which of course is the Lionel type toy trains

    the most popular train in the USA

  • Joe Augustine says:

    Your G scale table is missing a few scales which fall under the generic G scale category they are 1:32, 1:29, 1:24 all these scales are all considered G scale running on 45 mm gauge or #1 gauge track. You have also forgotten F scale which is 1:20.3 with commercially available models of 3 foot narrow gauge prototypes under the catagory of Fn3 in that 1:20.3 scales out to 15mm = 1ft there are also small manufacturers of Standard gauge F scale models running on 71 mm gauge track


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