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With so many suppliers of G scale track, are they all compatible to one another?
Suppliers (Bachmann, Aristo Craft, Peco (Great Britain) and LGB) all provide track for G Scale trains that measures 45mm between the rails. Variations in track material may cause inconsistencies in electrical conductivity.
Would Aristo Craft track hook up decently with LGB? Users report minor variations in rail joiners between certain brands. (editor's note: Not certain which brands, or whether variations present significant operating difficulties.)
What is the difference in track that has "Euro-ties"? The difference is in the spacing between ties. Aristo Craft provides track with both U.S. and European standards. (editor's note: I have not verified that other manufacturers don't do the same.)
QUESTIONS SUBMITTED BY FORUM MEMBERS:
- Who makes the best diesels? Is there a best buy as far as quality vs price?
- The best track?
- What's the best train control system? G locos are battery powered/radio controlled, correct? Is that only for outdoor use?
- Why the difference in scales?
- Who's the best G scale supplier online?
- How much space is required for the average sized layout?
- Do all the trains have to come in each night?
What IS G Scale?
Why are there so many different sizes within G Scale?
What is #1 Scale?
What size track do I need to run G Scale trains?
Manufacturers of G Scale Products
Planning a Layout
How do I lay track?
Sources for G Scale Products
G-Scale & Garden Railways Resources and Publications
- Garden Railways magazine, bi-monthly, Kalmbach Publishing Co.
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