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# What are the train scale sizes?

By: Clinton GildenUpdated: December 21, 2020

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NMRA popular railway scales
Scale Ratio Model gauge
HOm or 3.5 mm 1:87.1 12 mm (0.472 in)
HO or 3.5 mm 1:87.1 0.65 in (16.5 mm)
OO or 4 mm 1:76.2 16.5 mm (0.65 in)
Sn3 or 3/16″ 1:64 0.563 in (14.3 mm)

In this manner, what train scale is 1 32?

1:32 is the scale for Gauge 1 toy and model trains. It was the scale of some of the earliest plastic model car kits. It is a common scale for aircraft models and for figure modeling, where it is called 54 mm scale, from the height of the human figure.

Subsequently, question is, what model train scale is best?

HO Scale. HO scale is the most popular scale, and at 1/87 scale, is just over half the size of O scale model trains. The 16.5 mm gauge is the most popular of all track sizes.

What train scale is 1 35?

Scales
Name Scale Gauge
2 gauge 1:29 50.4 mm or 45 mm
1 gauge ?38 inch scale 1:32 45 mm
Static Model 1:35 (nominal) 41 mm
L gauge 1:38 (nominal) 38 mm

Which is bigger HO or O scale?

HO is 1:87, while in the U.S. O scale is 1:48. Lionel trains are not built to scale (they are essentially toys), though they run on O gauge track. However, the 3-rail track uses A.C. current, while most scale trains use DC (Marklin excepted).

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### What is the most popular train scale?

HO scale are the most popular scale of train model making in the world. HO are 1:87 of a full size train, and run on a gauge of . 625 inches or 16.5 mm. The reason they're so popular is that they're small enough to be applicable for the everyday hobbyist who is looking to build their own layouts.

### What size is 1 24 scale in inches?

A 1/24 scale diecast car is generally about 6.5-8 inches. Many of the cars made in the smaller scales (1/32-1/38) are actually made so that the car will be exactly 5 inches long, regardless of the scale.

### What size is G scale trains?

Large scale or G scale (45 mm or 1 34 inches, G gauge) is a track gauge for model railways which, because of its size and durability, is often used outdoors.

### What size is a 1/32 scale model?

1:32 scale is a traditional scale for models and miniatures, in which one unit (such as an inch or a centimeter) on the model represents 32 units on the actual object. It is also known as "three-eighths scale", since ?38 inch represents a foot.

### What are the different sizes of Lionel trains?

Lionel offers four distinct product lines: Imagineering, G-Gauge (also known as Garden Gauge), S-Gauge and O-Gauge.

### Is Z scale smaller than N scale?

What are Z scale trains? The Z scale trains are model trains that have a scale of 1:220. That makes them smaller than the N scale, but not by a very high margin (N scale is about 1:160). Another thing to keep in mind here is that the track gauge is 6.5mm or 0.256 inches in total, depending on the track used.

### Are all HO scale trains compatible?

Dear WG, Virtually all HO trains are compatible with certain limitations. You'll have to choose one track brand (we hope you will choose EZ Track!); a control system (DCC or analog), etc. Have fun!

### What train scale is 1 64?

S-Gauge: Lionel S-Gauge sets and locomotives are approximately 1:64 scale and are sold under the name American Flyer®. Lionel S-Gauge track (AF FasTrack®) is narrower than O, has two rails and supports American Flyer and other S-Gauge cars.

### What is the smallest train scale?

T gauge (1:450 or 1:480) is a model railway scale with a track gauge of 3 mm (0.118 in), referred from "Three-millimeter gauge" or "Third of N scale". It was introduced at the Tokyo Toy Show in 2006 by KK Eishindo of Japan, and went on sale in 2007. It is the smallest commercial model train scale in the world.

### Why does Lionel Use 3 rails?

Lionel used the center rail for power and the two outer rails for ground. This made complex track setups very simple using the technology of the day. For example, with a three-rail system, the track can loop back on itself without any issues.

### What is the smallest model train gauge?

T gauge (1:450 or 1:480) is a model railway scale with a track gauge of 3 mm (0.118 in), referred from "Three-millimeter gauge" or "Third of N scale". It was introduced at the Tokyo Toy Show in 2006 by KK Eishindo of Japan, and went on sale in 2007. It is the smallest commercial model train scale in the world.

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