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Model railroading is the most versatile hobby in the world. It incorporates multiple disciplines including history, engineering, carpentry, electrical wiring and circuitry, digital command control (DCC), sound and lighting, painting, airbrushing, using multiple types of material to create structures, terrain and scenery. The model railroader essentially becomes a jack of all trades as he works to create his dream layout.
Z Scale: by Marklin, even smaller than N
Scale (1:220). This scale is great for coffee tables railroads, there
once was available a working layout in a briefcase complete with
N Scale: smaller than HO scale -
(1:160) or 1/160th the size of the prototype. Available from Atlas,
Bachmann, Kato and Model Power. Also very popular because you can create
a greater model railroad empire in a smaller space than with HO. If you
like a lot of scenery with long trains curving around inside an
interesting landscape, this is the model railroad scale for you.
HO Scale: the most popular scale - (1:87) or
1/87th the size of the real thing. Available from Atlas, Bachmann,
Mantau and Model Power. Not too big. Not too little. Fits on a 4x8 foot
piece of plywood fairly well for a nice small layout. Also you'll find
more supplies, equipment and accessories made for this model train scale
than for any other.
O & O27 Scale by
Lionel. This is also 1:48 scale, but the difference is in the tighter
curves. (O27 track sections will make a 27" circle compared to the
standard O scale track sections which will form a 31" circle.) Also, O27
rail is a little shorter and thinner than standard O scale. Lionel is
the primary, or at least the most famous, manufacturer of O27 these days
- most, if not all, produced in the 3-rail version running on AC
current. Lots of accessories are available with working parts.
G scale: (1:22.5) commonly used for garden
layouts, it's big and impressive. Available from LGB, Bachmann and
Lionel. If you like working outdoors, doing real landscaping and
gardening, this is the most likely model train scale you'll want to use.