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Its been many years since I have had an electric train running under the Christmas Tree. So I pulled out a MTH #10 Standard Gauge Milwaukee passenger train which should be neat running around the tree.

Bill

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Nice and shiny too. :smilie_daumenpos:
What don't you have? :p

Did you think about putting the Hellsgate bridge on the other side of the tree,in the back?
 

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Nice and shiny too. :smilie_daumenpos:
What don't you have? :p

Did you think about putting the Hellsgate bridge on the other side of the tree,in the back?
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.

Bill
 

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Bill, Keep the CEO happy, by all means!
 

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Looking good!

Its been many years since I have had an electric train running under the Christmas Tree. So I pulled out a MTH #10 Standard Gauge Milwaukee passenger train which should be neat running around the tree.

Bill

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Bill;

I love that Bipolar! But then I'm a Milwaukee Road fan because they ran electrics, so I love all Bipolars, and Quill Motors, and Boxcabs, and Steeplecabs, and Little Joes, well you get the idea! :laugh:

Traction Fan :smilie_daumenpos:
 

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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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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.

Bill
Just cut the drapes, then you can see the nice molding better too.:p
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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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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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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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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