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Gauge 1

Gauge One / Gauge 1 is a popular gauge that has been around for over a hundred years, and uses a track gauge of 45mm (technically it is 44.45mm / 1¾ inches, but we generally refer to as 45mm) Interestingly the track used for

G-Scale

The “G” in G-Scale originated from the German word groß meaning “big”, although most people have come to interpret it as standing for Garden scale. Without a doubt, the introduction of “Lehmann Grosse Bahn” (LGB) by toymaker Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk in 1968 was

Märklin

Märklin (Gebr. Märklin & Cie. GmbH, MÄRKLIN, MAERKLIN) is a German company  based at Göppingen in Baden-Württemberg. The company was founded in 1859, and originally specialized in doll houses and tin toys.  Today the company is best known for model railways and technical

Trix

Trix is popular European manufacturer of model trains, and is credited as the creator of the HO scale. Mangold owned Trix during the 1980s and 1990s, but went bankrupt in the late 1990s.  Märklin purchased the assets in January 1997. In part,

History

Model Trains – history.. There have been models and toys of trains for as long as there have been real railways. Indeed some early ‘models’ of locomotives were made first as sales promotional tools for the early railways, even if they later

Hornby

Hornby is not only a household name in the UK , but is well known and used by model railroaders worldwide. Train Control: Apart from the extensive and ever expanding range of locomotives, rolling stock, buildings, accessories and track, Hornby also provides a

Trains

MODEL TRAIN MANUFACTURERS While there are some “popular brands” that need little introduction, it is quite clear that many modelers appreciate some direction as to the many options available, and I am frequently asked which brands or makes & Models I would recommend. Actually, for quite

Fleischmann

Founded by Jean Fleischmann, in Nuremberg (1887), Fleischmann is a German manufacturer of model railway products, with their first model train, in O scale, produced in 1938. Their first H0 scale products were introduced in 1952 and their N scale “Piccolo” product

Roco

Roco is a German Manufacturer of Model Railway products. Founded in 1960, the company originally specialized in the manufacture of plastic products (sand buckets, miniature military vehicles) and in 1976, the company released its first model railway locomotive products. The company is located

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