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Know Your 3 Scale Model Trains and Take Your Pick From

Jul 30, 2008
Who says enjoying trains and tracks need a mechanical engineer diploma?!

So you're a gardener, a clerk, etcand your work doesn't have anything to do with the trains you marvel at? That's NOT a problem.

A quick look is all it takes to see the scale model trains that are on rampage in the online and offline world.

PLUS add a quick search on Google.com and you'll see names like Atlas, Bachman, Life-Like, etc. - the guys who create these scale model trains that are driving hobbyists crazy.

Thy may NOT be more than a smaller replica to the naked eye BUT for the hobbyists who're craving for them, laying their hands on those toy trains sparks fulfillment and satisfaction.

I knowI'm one of these guys!

Now before you dive in and join the club, knowing the scale model trains and their basics is ESSENTIAL to land on one that perfectly fits.

Let's have a look at the 3 popular scales for these mini-versions of those massive mechanical wonders.

N-Scale Model Trains

Pulling your hair out while thinking where to put your toy trains?

If space is a problem for you, then settling for N-scale model trains is your top option. Having a 1/160 scale of the life-size train it' modeled from, having a spot in your home where it can fit will NOT be a problem.

One fine example is the Union Pacific N-scale model train from Life-Like.

Though NOT as huge as the other toy train scales, it's NOT lacking visual details and attributes.

HO-Scale Model Trains

Want to go for something bigger and beefier than the N-scale model trains MINUS the worries where to put it?

Opting for HO-model trains is your best take.

It has a 1/87 scale from the train it was modeled from and it's buffed with color and detail whichever angle you look, and doesn't take as much space as the other model trains.

The Norfolk Southern and Southern Pacific trains (HO-scale model trains) by Atlas is a good example, which was replicated from the 3000-horsepower trains that are made and in service since 1970's.

G-Scale Model Trains

Want to whet your appetite for massive size and rich (and fine) detailsand you don't worry about space? G-scale model trains are your BEST options.

These toy trains are GIGNATICdwarfing the scales mentioned above with its 1/22 scale of the actual train size.

Bachman is one of the BIGGEST names when it comes to G-scale train models. Their V&T model is buffed with rich details, vivid colorsso buffed that you can clearly see its features even from afar.
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