There are many different Scales & Gauges within Model Railways the main ones are:
||So you have decided to start a Model Railway,
but where do you start?
The most common of the smaller scales and the smallest size that the majority of people can easily handle. British outline models are produced at a scale of 1:148 (British N Scale) whereas the US and Continental N scale models are produced at a scale of 1:160. Japanese models are produced to 1:150 Scale. All Models in this scale run on 9mm wide track. N gauge is more suited to modern homes with limited space but where it is still possible to run proper length trains!
N Scale models are ideal for modellers where space is at a premium in their homes.
|OO is still the most popular scale/gauge for modellers of the British Rail scene. Models are to a scale of 1/76 or 4mm to the foot, but run on HO scale track. Extensive track and rolling stock is available to cover all regions and eras. An identical layout in OO occupies 4 times the area of its N scale equivalent.
HO is the favorite scale amongst Continental European modellers and those of North America. It is to a scale of 1:83 or 3.5mm to the foot and runs on the same OO/HO track as OO A wide variety of rolling stock for both European modellers and those of the US scene are available.
N, OO & HO are the most popular sizes however there are many more Scales & Gauges available to choose from.
Once you have picked which Scale is best going to suite you, a great next step is to get yourself a set. A set is a great way to get up and running, but we don't think you should be limited to the current sets that are available, so we have created Pick Your Own sets. Here you can create your own starter set how YOU want it.
Another great way to get set up is to choose one the track plan bundles available from us:
available in both N Gauge & OO Gauge, click below for your prefered scale