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Understanding Scale



Shopping at the Railway Hobby Store there are many items to be found in a railway supply store that can be purchased to fit into your dollhouse or roombox, especially if you are working in the smaller scales. In particular, check out the array of trees, foliage and plants. To help you select the right scale, here is a listing of the common railway scales. 

  • 1/2" is G scale or 1/24
  • 1/4" is O scale or 1/48
  • S scale, 1/64
  • HO scale 1/87
  • N scale 1/160--close enough to 1:144 for some things to be useful
  • Z scale 1/220