Rail transport modelling uses a variety of scales (ratio between the real world and the model) to ensure scale models look correct when placed next to each other. Scales may be expressed as a numeric ratio (e.g. 1/87 or 1:87) or as a letter defined in rail transport modelling standards (e.g. HO, G, G1).
G SCALE HOBBIES are suppliers of all gauges of garden railways – electric and steam driven in the popular G scale and other scales for live steam trains.
Introduced by Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk in 1968, G scale has become a standard for garden railways.
G scale is at the ratio 1:22.5 with a track gauge of 45mm (1.772 inches). Experts in G scale railway, G Scale Hobbies can advise and assist, design and install your own garden railway.
We supply locos, rolling stock, track, controllers and accessories from LGB, PIKO, PECO, NOCH, Pola D Phoenix Sound Systems and others through our world-wide contacts with manufacturers.
A live steam locomotive is often an exact, hand-crafted scale model, and as the name suggests is steam powered. Live steam locos range from Hornby’s HO (not for the garden!) to the popular G Scale and G1 up to models big enough to carry people.
Live steam railroad scales are generally referred to by the number of inches of scale per foot. For example: A 1:8 scale locomotive will often be referred to as a 1 1/2″ scale locomotive. Common modelling scales are Gauge 1 (1:32 scale), 1/2″ (1:24 scale), 3/4″ (1:16), 1″ (1:12), 1 1/2″ (1:8), 2 1/2″ (~1:5) and 3″ (1:4).
Track gauges can range from 2 1/2″ up to 10″ for rideable models.
G SCALE HOBBIES are Australian Agents for Roundhouse Engineering’s Living Steam and can supply locos, rolling stock, track and controllers from Accucraft, Bachmann, Aristocraft, H-L-W, USATrain and Sunset Valley Railroad plus appropriate accessories for your model layout.