Large Group Model Trains: G Scale
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One of the largest train models are the G-scale model trains.
It's in fact the largest of all the miniature trains and the most popular to all train collectors and hobbyists. Just imagine the size of a G-scale model which is one twenty-second (1:22 ratio) of that of a real train, so you see just how big it is?
Compare O scale to G scale
O-scale trains are considered one of the large scale models, its size is roughly less than half of a G-scale, its ratio is only 1:48 compared to the real prototype. G scale's length is 26.7 inches while O-scale is just 16.1 inches long. Thus, G-scale is 6.0 inches high, almost double the size of o-scale which is only 3.6 inches tall.
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Other Names for G Scales
G scale trains are commonly referred to as “Garden Railroading”. Its durability is perfect for outdoors or garden use. The “G” also means groß, a german terminology which means big in size which coincides with its German history. Just like other large scale train models, G-scales also run on No.1 gauge track (45 mm between either rail). This type of model train tracks is usually made of brass which means it is fine even on rough weather but no collector or hobbyist would want their collection look aweful so you must also give your train a proper cleaning so it would look fine for another trip again. However, G scale can run indoors too depending on the model make-up and you must have enough space for it. Purchasing a model train will cost you much but collecting these types of trains is indeed pleasurable not only parents or kids would enjoy, but they can enjoy playing it together.
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Advantage of Purchasing a G-Scale for hobbyists
G scale is made to last for long, however keeping it forever depends on how you use it
Safe for kids
No age limit. Anyone can play with it
Great hobby for parents, children or for both
For over a hundred year of developing train models, train makers have created a lot of different model size to choose from. Each size has a different purpose and I can say that G scale model is one the best model ever created and it is really perfect for your garden.
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