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  How to Identify Toy Trains by the size of thier track  
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Here is a simple page designed to allow you to Identify the type of train you have by the type of track it uses. I buy all scales of trains.

  1. Z Scale - Extremely small Trains, they make several Briefcase type trains. Primarily Made by Marklin and called Mini Club.
  2. N Scale - Slightly Larger than Z- Scale and much more popular. Manufactured by many different complains such as Trix, Atlas, Auhagen, Life-Like, Con-Cor and Bachmann.
  3. HO Scale - Very common trains size the is "Half O" gauge. This size became popular because it was easier to find room to set up the smaller trains.
  4. Marklin HO scale - Actually uses a hidden contact system in the middle of the track which looks like little points in between the rails.
  5. S Scale - S Scale was adopted by American Flyer and was promoted as real looking track, compared to Lionel's Popular O gauge track which has three rails.
  6. O Scale - The most common and Train size found,  made by Almost all Toy Train Manufacturers.
  7. Standard or Wide Gauge - Large Track Used for Standard Gauge Trains made BY Lionel and American Flyer Wide Gauge trains.


The dollar is shown for size reference.

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The numbers for each train are printed on the side of them as shown.

Locomotives are numbered the same way as shown below. This is a pair of 210 Texas Special Locomotives.

If you have a Postwar train or collection you are interested in selling, please let me know.

  Send mail to Ray@ibuyoldtrains.com  with questions or comments about this web site or Selling your Lionel Trains.
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