What are the different scale model trains?

What are the different scale model trains?

Model Train Scales & Sizes Explained

  • Z scale – 1:1220.
  • N scale – 1:160.
  • HO scale – 1:87.
  • S scale – 1:64.
  • O scale – 1:48.
  • G scale – 1:24 to 1:32.

Is N Scale cheaper than HO?

The answer is undoubtedly that while both are inexpensive to started, N scale is cheaper than HO scale in the long run. N scale trains are obviously smaller than HO and it’s therefore harder to fit in the additional circurity for DCC into the shell of N scale locomotives.

What is the difference between OO and HO scale?

The difference between the two scales comes down to size. HO Scale models are built to 1:87th scale, meaning 87 packed together will in effect be the same size of the real thing. OO Scale will appear slightly larger to HO Scale models and accessories.

How big is an O scale train?

O scale
Scale 7 mm to 1 ft; 6.35 mm (0.25 inches) to 1 ft
Scale ratio various: 1:48 to 1:43.5
Model gauge 30 mm (1.181 in) – 33 mm (1.3 in)
Prototype gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in) standard gauge

How big is Z scale?

1.385 mm to 1 ft

Z scale
Scale 1.385 mm to 1 ft
Scale ratio 1:220
Model gauge 6.5 mm / 0.256 in
Prototype gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in) standard gauge

Is Z scale smaller than N scale?

Z and N scale trains two of the smallest commercial scale model trains you can get but which is smallest. With a scale of 1:220 and with a track gauge of 6.5 mm, Z scale is smaller than N scale which has a scale of 1∶148 scale (British) and a track gauge of 9 mm. …

What does HO mean in model trains?

half-O
The abbreviation “HO” stands for “half-O.” The smaller trains were less expensive and took up less space than their larger O scale cousins, which became popular with people who were moving into small homes and apartments in the 1940s.

What is the smallest model train scale?

T 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.

What are HO trains?

HO or H0 is a rail transport modelling scale using a 1:87 scale (3.5 mm to 1 foot). It is the most popular scale of model railway in the world. The rails are spaced 16.5 mm (0.650 in) apart for modelling 1,435 mm (4 ft 81⁄2 in) standard gauge tracks and trains in HO.

Can Bachmann trains run on Hornby track?

Yes, any OO scale loco, wagon or coach will work on any OO scale track, regardless of brand. You can have for instance a Hornby engine pulling a Bachmann coach. You will find that you can also run on the same track HO scale rolling stock.

What size model trains do they make?

When comparing model locomotives and other model trains, and deciding which ones to buy, you’ll find that most manufacturers make HO model trains. Whilst HO is the most common size available today, it’s actually a smaller version of the Zero Scale, also known as the O Scale, which was the most popular size from the 1920s to after WWII.

What is the best model train to buy?

If you want something realistic looking, get a model train set in a scale you have room for – HO is the smallest while G is the largest. Electric trains are typically preferred over battery powered, especially if they will be running for long periods of time.

What is the ratio of N scale train sets?

N Scale’s scale-to-foot ratio is 1/160. Manufacturers that sell N-scale model train sets include: Athearn. Atlas Trainman. Arnold by Hornby. Bachmann. Broadway Limited Imports. Fox Valley Models.

Where can I find out more about Metro Hobbies Model Train sets?

To find out more about our full range of model train sets that we have, contact our team today. With over 35 years within the industry, they have retained valuable knowledge on model trains and sets that can help any collector. In order to discuss our range, call us on (03) 9890 1144, or send through your queries to [email protected]