Other Scales in Model Railroading
These are descriptions of model railroading scales available outside the
four major scales of N, HO, O and G and popular
variations on the four major scales.
Descriptions of Other Scales
Z Scale 1:220
-Z Scale is even smaller than N Scale. It's the smallest standardized gauge
available for model railroading.
S Scale 1:64
-S Scale is placed directly between HO and O gauge model railroads.
-Vintage American Flyer products were modeled in this scale and they are
still being manufactured.
-Bachmann is also producing products in this scale submit a Special Order
and we will gladly order these products for you.
The scale is designed as a compromise for
hobbyists that require more detail, or larger parts for easier handling, than HO
can provide but haven't the space of an O Gauge layout.
As a general rule these scales are available in limited quantities and
the product selections tend to be limited as well.
We do carry some S and Z scale products in our on-line inventory and we
will gladly attempt to fill any special orders in these gauges.
Variations of Major Scales
-This is the most common narrow gauge N Scale format.
It uses N Scale (1:160) rolling stock on Z Gauge (1:220 or 6.3mm wide) track.
-This is the HO narrow gauge format featuring HO scale (1:87)
rolling stock on 10.5mm wide track.
-This is the narrow gauge format featuring O Scale (1:64) rolling
stock on 19.05mm wide track.
-This is the narrow gauge O Scale format featuring O Scale (1:64)
rolling stock on HO Scale (1:87 or 16.5mm wide) track.
One of the best resources for any model railroader is simply asking someone
with experience questions about the hobby.
Feel free to contact anyone on our staff via the information listed on our Contact Us page.