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What gauge is my track, i have the hornby track packs up to d.Its just i dont know what gauges are exactly and everywhere it says about gauges and i dont know what they are!
 

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Rail gauge is the distance between the inner sides of the two parallel rails that make up a railway track. Sixty percent of the world's railways (prototype 1:1) use a gauge of 1435 mm (4 ft 8½ in), which is known as the standard or international gauge. Gauges wider than standard gauge are called broad gauge, those smaller than standard narrow gauge. [source: Wikipedia]

Some common model railway scales and their corresponding track gauges.


Common Name

Ratio

Scale in mm/ft

Track gauge (mm)

O

1:43.5

7

32

OO

1:76.2

4

16.5

HO

1:87.1

3.5

16.5

N

1:160

1.9

9

Z

1:220

1.4

6

You have Hornby Set track so it is OO scale and 16.5mm track gauge.
 
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