7.5" Trains

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Nate said:
Is 1.6 inch scale the same as 7.5 inch gauge?
In the world of ridable model railroads, there are two common scales: 1" (meaning 1" to the foot or 1/12th full size) and 1.5" (1/8th full size). The smaller 1" scale trains run on 4 3/4" gauge track (rails are 4 3/4" apart), while the 1.5" trains are designed for 7 1/4" or 7 1/2" gauge track.

Below is a shot of the two scales with the 1" scale resting on the 1.5" scale gondola. The engine next to the table is 1.5 BTW.
 




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