What is the difference between the scale and the gauge?
Which scales are the most popular?
See model trains in action this weekend, November 26-28, at the Model Railroad Show at the Science Museum of Virginia.
Answer: A model railroad's scale is the model's measurement as a proportion of the original. The gauge is the measurement between the rails of the track.
The most popular scales and their proportion are:
- G - 1:24
- O - 1:48
- HO - 1:87 (most popular scale)
- N - 1:160 (second most popular scale)
- Z - 1:220