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Old 12-10-2019, 03:25 PM   #11
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OK im a newbie what the difference between stranded gauge and S gauge or are they the same thing?
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:27 PM   #12
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:50 PM   #13
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Big Ed, a little bit of everything I guess.

I thought about putting the Hellsgate Bridge on the backside but it would interfer with closing the drapes and I didn't want to get the CEO of the living room to ban the trains.

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Just cut the drapes, then you can see the nice molding better too.
Is that strictly a G scale bridge?
Or can you run two O track lines through it too if you want?
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:30 PM   #14
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OK im a newbie what the difference between stranded gauge and S gauge or are they the same thing?
S Gauge is smaller than O Gauge, Standard Gauge is larger than O Gauge.

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Old 12-11-2019, 05:41 AM   #15
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Standard Gauge and G Gauge are not the same type of track. My Standard Gauge is 3 rail, my G Gauge is 2 rail.

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Old 12-13-2019, 07:58 AM   #16
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In the image provided by Michael the number in paretheses refers to the gauge of the track (distance between outside rails). Standard gauge track is three rail as pointed out already and the distance between the outside rails is 2 1/4 inches (measured from the rail centers).

The actual rail Lionel used for O gauge track is the same as used for standard gauge track just spaced differently. Saved Lionel some money when they phased out Standard gauge.
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Old 12-13-2019, 12:54 PM   #17
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I used to have a train for under the tree, it was G gauge [I -tink-], steam loco, 3 passenger cars, and a caboose ... ran off of batteries, just one medium speed .. all plastic track ..
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Old 01-04-2020, 03:57 PM   #18
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Beautiful. I love tinplate under the tree.
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