For older folks I always just say "American Flyer instead of Lionel". Most of the older ones understand that.As S gaugers, one of the issues we've always had to deal with is "gauge trouble". People often confuse S gauge (7/8") with H0 gauge (5/8"). "Oh! Look at this H0 layout..." I suppose it's the two rails of S (instead of the three rails of O gauge) that confuse some, but we often find ourselves uttering the phrase, "No, this is S gauge!"
"S gauge? What's S gauge?"
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