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Information about G Scale Trains

For anyone who has ever seen a train going up close, or ever far away, it is not hard to admit the thought of having a model train has never entered your mind. We have all surely seen model trains on television or for those of us lucky enough in real life. They can range from a simple boxed set put together to an intricate and detailed display put together piece by piece. These are generally done on a very small scale and I must admit look very impressive, but there is a whole other realm of model trains and that is what we are going to talk about today; the world of G scale trains.

G scale trains are much larger than the typical in-home model train set and are usually constructed of very durable materials making them a prime candidate to be displayed outdoors. Because most people who chose to build a G scale model railway do so throughout their gardens; G scale has commonly come to be thought of as garden scale railways. In reality though, G scale model trains are actually G Gauge and refers to the gauge of the track. A G Gauge, or G scale track for a model train is 45mm or about 1.75 inches. Now you have the knowledge to quickly correct someone the next you hear them saying “Garden Scale”.

In the United States, the commonly used narrow gauge is 3 feet; modeling this correctly with a 45 mm track gauge gives a scale of 1:20.3, which is commonly used by American manufacturers. In actuality, these are called G Scale, even though in reality they are not. Some modelers and train producers call 1:20.3 "F scale".

Aristocraft ART 86232 NAPA NAPA Valley Wood Reefer CAR new in original box
Aristocraft ART 86232 NAPA NAPA Valley Wood Reefer CAR new in original box
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BACHMANN G SCALE 98097 Lil Big Hauler HOPPER CAR GOLDEN NUGGET NEW
BACHMANN G SCALE 98097 Lil Big Hauler HOPPER CAR  GOLDEN NUGGET NEW
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G SCALE CODE 250 NUMBER TEN FOOT ALUMINUM TURNOUTS (Custom Made)
G SCALE CODE 250 NUMBER TEN FOOT ALUMINUM TURNOUTS   (Custom Made)
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BACHMANN G SCALE 98091 Lil Big Hauler HOPPER CAR King Coal NEW
BACHMANN G SCALE 98091 Lil Big Hauler HOPPER CAR  King Coal NEW
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USA Trains Milwaukee Road NW2 Dummy Locomotive! USED!!
USA Trains Milwaukee Road NW2 Dummy Locomotive! USED!!
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BACHMANN (93205) GEO. H. HAMMOND & COMPANY WOODEN BILLBOARD REEFER - (Brand New)
BACHMANN (93205) GEO. H. HAMMOND & COMPANY WOODEN BILLBOARD REEFER - (Brand New)
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LGB 20490 21490 SERIES GENESIS DIESEL LOCO REAR DRAW BAR PARTS SET OF 5 PCS NEW!
LGB 20490 21490 SERIES GENESIS DIESEL LOCO REAR DRAW BAR PARTS SET OF 5 PCS NEW!
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LGB 20490 21490 SERIES GENESIS DIESEL LOCO FRONT RUBBER AIR HOSE PARTS S
LGB 20490 21490 SERIES GENESIS DIESEL LOCO FRONT RUBBER AIR HOSE PARTS S
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LGB 20490 21490 SERIES GENESIS DIESEL LOCO FRONT DRAW BAR PARTS SET OF 5 PCS NEW
LGB 20490 21490 SERIES GENESIS DIESEL LOCO FRONT DRAW BAR PARTS SET OF 5 PCS NEW
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Two Aristocraft G Scale 10 foot Stainless Steel Manual Turnout Switches, R and L
Two Aristocraft G Scale 10 foot Stainless Steel Manual Turnout Switches,  R and L
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LGB (Lehmann) G Scale No. 4044 Sulzbach-Rosenberg Gondola Car
LGB (Lehmann) G Scale No. 4044  Sulzbach-Rosenberg Gondola Car
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LGB Genesis Power Board! USED!!
LGB Genesis Power Board! USED!!
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G Scale 72" ALUMINUM SUNSET VALLEY RAILROAD Track Code 250 (10 Pieces)
G Scale 72" ALUMINUM SUNSET VALLEY RAILROAD Track Code 250  (10 Pieces)
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G Scale Trains Building Chimney Diorama LGB USA
G Scale Trains Building Chimney Diorama LGB USA
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G SCALE LEHMANN LGB No. 94505 TAN BARK GONDOLA "MERRY CHRISTMAS" 1993
G SCALE LEHMANN LGB  No. 94505 TAN BARK GONDOLA "MERRY CHRISTMAS" 1993
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Playmobil 4100 Passenger Car - LGB Compatible
Playmobil 4100 Passenger Car - LGB Compatible
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3 LGB Track Switch Turnouts RH LH 1 track bumper 1 figure 27 clips EXC COND
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ARISTO-CRAFT RIO GRANDE GONDOLA w (2) STACKS OF REAL WOOD FOR THE LOAD
ARISTO-CRAFT  RIO GRANDE  GONDOLA  w  (2) STACKS OF REAL WOOD FOR THE LOAD
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Lionel large scale track circle
Lionel large scale track circle
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Playmobil 4101 Stock Car - LGB Compatible
Playmobil 4101 Stock Car - LGB Compatible
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The track is commonly made of brass which can remain outside in all types of weather. You can also find it made in aluminum and stainless steel.

The G Scale model train was first introduced in 1968 by Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk and marketed under the brand name of LGB as indoor/outdoor model train systems. Although Lehmann recently filed for bankruptcy, the company is credited for giving garden railways their popular appeal, and until their bankruptcy were the largest major European manufacturers of G scale trains. Thankfully the remains of the company were bought up by Maerklin and they appear to still be producing the G scale model train products.

Today under the LGB brand you can still purchase G scale models of European and U.S. steam, diesel, electric prototypes, as well as a large selection of coaches, trucks, and accessories. So, what are you waiting for? If you have read all of this article on G scale trains it is quite obvious you too have a deep interest in building a beautiful G scale model railway yourself, so please check out or large inventory of G scale model train cars and accessories and start planning the railway of your dreams today!

If you are still unsure about the scale you want to build your railway with, you can find more information on this website pertaining to O scale, OO scale, S scale, Z scale, Standard scale, and many others. Whichever scale you end up deciding on you can be sure with our help you will end up with a model railway that will not only provide you endless entertainment, but one you can be forever proud of.

Some of the top manufacturers are Aristo-Craft, Bachmann, Brass Imports, L.G.B, Lionel.