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So, On30 is O scale trains on HO gauge track... Now, with O scale we all know how there are several different sizes... With On30 though, is everything (like Bachmann Spectrum) 1/48 scale?

I think ON30 is all the same size.


I found this a copy and paste.

On30 uses the American O scale of 1/4" to the foot, (ratio 1:48) to operate trains on HO gauge (16.5 mm/0.650 in) track. The 30 indicates the scale/gauge combination is used to model 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) (30") narrow gauge prototypes, although it is often used to model 2 ft (610 mm) and 3 ft (914 mm) gauge prototypes as well. This scale/gauge combination is sometimes referred to as On2½.

Shaygetz (spelled wrong?) will know for sure.
 

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I finally found a picture of the end of a Bachmann On30 car... It looks like 1:48 to me... I think I might just try this out :)


Nice looking car. :thumbsup:
 

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That looks about right... most all of the narrow gauge rolling stock I've seen is shorter than 30 scale feet.
 

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Hi all,

I was a little surprised to see the confusion in this thread on scale/gauge.

On30 is O Scale narrow gauge rolling stock running on scale 30" gauge track. It's 1/4"=1' just like regular O scale equipment.

It just happens to more or less scale out to HO standard gauge track (and is compatible with HO tack).

On3, same deal but on 3' gauge track.

CraigH
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