<html> <head> <title>Model Train Crossing-A World Of Trains for all Ages -- main page</title> <meta name="keywords" content="model, railroad, trains, walthers, models, railroading, supplies, scale, layout, rail, toys, cars, caboose, trainline, cornerstone, hobsco, terminal, goo, hobby, loco, locomotive, freight, passenger, boxcar, track, signal, sets, couplers, trucks, scenery, circus, structures, buildings, figures, vehicle, motors, sound, smoke, tools, detail, books, video, railroadiana, coupler, people, animals, donegan, walters, frieght, opti-visor, shop, ho, collectibles, train, prototype" /> <meta name="description" content="A WORLD OF TRAINS FOR ALL AGES brings you the best in model railroading, including a 85,000+ item searchable data-bas, plus on-line ordering." /> <meta name="rating" content="safe for kids" /> <meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="TRUE" /> <script type="text/javascript" src="/js.js"> </script> <meta name="keywords" content="model, railroad, trains, walthers, models, railroading, supplies, scale, layout, rail, toys, cars, caboose, trainline, cornerstone, hobsco, terminal, goo, hobby, loco, locomotive, freight, passenger, boxcar, track, signal, sets, couplers, trucks, scenery, circus, structures, buildings, figures, vehicle, motors, sound, smoke, tools, detail, books, video, railroadiana, coupler, people, animals, donegan, walters, frieght, collectibles opti-visor, shop, ho, train, prototype" /> <meta name="description" content="A WORLD OF TRAINS FOR ALL AGES brings you the best in model railroading, including a 85,000+ item searchable data-bas, plus on-line ordering." </head> <body> <font color="#ff0000" face="arial" size="4" ><b><center>* A WORLD OF TRAINS FOR ALL AGES AND INTEREST *</center></b></font> <map name="FPMap0"> <area href="http://www.modeltraincrossing.com/cgi-bin/redicart/smart.cgi?command=listitems&amp;pos=0&amp;type=search&amp;group=g" target="main" coords="10, 10, 115, 188" shape="rect"> <area href="http://www.modeltraincrossing.com/cgi-bin/redicart/smart.cgi?command=listitems&amp;pos=0&amp;type=search&amp;group=o" target="main" coords="115, 10, 200, 188" shape="rect"> <area href="http://www.modeltraincrossing.com/cgi-bin/redicart/smart.cgi?command=listitems&amp;pos=0&amp;type=search&amp;group=s" target="main" coords="200, 10, 277, 188" shape="rect"> <area href="http://www.modeltraincrossing.com/cgi-bin/redicart/smart.cgi?command=listitems&amp;pos=0&amp;type=search&amp;group=on30" target="main" coords="277, 10, 351, 188" shape="rect"> <area href="http://www.modeltraincrossing.com/cgi-bin/redicart/smart.cgi?command=listitems&amp;pos=0&amp;type=search&amp;group=HO" target="main" coords="351, 10, 412, 188" shape="rect"> <area href="http://www.modeltraincrossing.com/cgi-bin/redicart/smart.cgi?command=listitems&amp;pos=0&amp;type=search&amp;group=N" target="main" coords="412, 10, 462, 188" shape="rect"> <area href="http://www.modeltraincrossing.com/cgi-bin/redicart/smart.cgi?command=listitems&amp;pos=0&amp;type=search&amp;group=Z" target="main" coords="462, 10, 509, 188" shape="rect"></map><center> <img border="4" src="images/scalesguages.gif" usemap="#FPMap0" width="518" height="197"></center> &nbsp;<table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="border-collapse: collapse" bordercolor="#111111" width="100%" id="AutoNumber1" height="17"> <tr> <td width="100%" height="17"> <p align="center"><font color="red"><b>HOURS&nbsp; </b>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b>Monday thru Saturday 10:00-5:00</b></font></td> </tr> </table> <p> <br><b> THERE ARE FOUR PRIMARY GAUGES</b> </p> <P>However there are several variations.<P>&nbsp;The biggest is <b>"G"</b> (garden, big gauge, LGB) and has gained popularity over the years, because of our warmer weather, and the need for space. <P>Probably, <b>&quot;O&quot;/&quot;O27&quot;</b> is the size most of us are most familiar, LIONEL train sets have over the years, become a tradition, and is favored by the &quot;players&quot; of trains. O scale track is 1-1/4&quot; gauge. Great for sound enthusiasts, and offers a wealth of wonderful operating&nbsp; accessories.<P>By far the most popular ,is <b>&quot;HO&quot;</b> Gauge. Because of the popularity, there is more product available in all categories. The track it runs on is 16.5mm gauge.<P><b>"N"</b> gauge, gaining popularity all the time. Because of it's size, you can build large layouts in a very limited space. The track it runs on is 9mm guage. Ideal for running long trains.<P> <font face="Arial"><b>SCALE:</b> refers to the proportion of the model to the prototype.<br><b>GAUGE:</b> is the width of the track,<i> measured between the rails.</i></font></body></html>