Are you thinking in
Scale or Gauge
When you're asked what scale do you run, do you answer, "G-gauge."
The problem with the term G-gauge is that, in reality there
is no such thing! It refers to the Number 1 gauge track. The oldest existing
gauge track in existence.
Originally "G-gauge" meant LGB.
LGB selected Number
1 gauge as the track width, which is 45mm, for their "narrow gauge" Garden
Trains. Number 1 gauge track was around before the turn of the century
and readily available.
They then selected European O Scale (1:45) and doubled the
scale of the locomotives and rolling stock. This made the scale 1:22.5.
In doing so they now had a fairly realistic representation of a one meter
narrow gauge in Europe. For years they were the standard in "narrow gauge"
Therefore, LGB is
in 1:22.5 SCALE as are Bachmann.
and USA Trains are in 1:29
Aster and Row & Company are in 1:32 SCALE.
They build standard gauge locomotives and rolling stock. There are also
a few specialty manufactures that make a 1:20.3 SCALE, a true three-foot
narrow gauge, rolling stock.
But, they all use the same 45mm track or Number 1 gauge
So, in what Scale do need your Scale
Card and Scale Rule?