Frequently Asked Questions

Model Trains

What is the difference?

We are constantly being asked what the various scales mean and how big are they. The following diagram courtesy of LGB should help. G GAUGE is 1:22.5 track width is 45mm 1 GAUGE is 1:32 track width is 45mm O GAUGE is 1:45 track width is 32mm OO GAUGE is 1:76 track width is 16.5mm HO GAUGE is 1:87 track width is 16.5mm TT GAUGE is 1:120 track width is 12mm N GAUGE is 1:160 track width is 9mm Z GAUGE is 1:220 track width is 6.5mm The track width is measured across the sleeper from rail head to rail head. HO/OO is the most popular with N coming second and G third. HO/OO uses exactly the same gauge track although the locos and rolling stock are slightly different scales.

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