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The gauge is measured between the inside of the rails. It is the real distinction between a narrow gauge railway, standard gauge and broad gauge. In the model, this is also true. The railroad in the park in Turnhout uses the gauges 7 1 / 4 "(184 mm) and 5"(127 mm). To clear up some things and here is a table showing the construction scales and gauges in model:
The minor scale construction (track width in mm):

smaller scales (gauge in mm) :

Code

scale

standard gauge

narrow gauge e

narrow gauge m

narrow gauge g

Z

1:220

6,5

-

-

-

N

1:160

9

6,5 (Ne)

-

-

TT

1:120

12

-

9 (TTm)

-

H0

1:87

16,5

9 (H0e)

12 (H0m)

-

S

1:64

22,5

12 (Se)

16,5 (Sm)

-

0

1:45

32

16,5 (0e)

22,5 (0m)

-

1

1:32

45

22,5 (1e)

32 (1m)

-


The most used construction scales for 'outdoor' railways are as follows:

Code

gauge mm

gauge inches

standard gauge

narrow gauge e

narrow gauge m

0

32

1 ¼

1:45

1:32

1:22,5

1

45

1 ¾

1:32

1:22,5

1:16

2M

58

-

1:25

-

-

2

63,5

2 ½

1:22,5

1:16

1:11

3M

72

-

1:20

-

-

3

89

3 ½

1:16

1:11

1:8

5A

-

4 3/4

-

-

-

5

127

5

1:11

1:8

1:5,5

6M

144

-

1:10

-

-

7

184

7 ¼

1:8

1:5,5

1:4

7A

-

7 ½

1:8

1:5,5

1:4

10

260

10 ¼

1:5,5

1:4

1:3

15

381

15 ¼

1:4

1:3

1:2

Notes

The locomotive "Mieke" is built along the lines of an industrial locomotive as used in such eareas as sandpits. There they used 'decauvillespoor' (60 cm). The model is narrow gauge e. The locomotive runs on 7 ¼ "track, so we read in the appropriate row of the table that the construction scale than should be 1:5,5.

he, who wants to make an Antwerp tram that can drive on track 7 ¼ "must respect a scale ratio of 1:4

The same tram on track 5 "must be built in scale 1:8

M behind the numerical designation stands for "Museum" (Museum sizes: 1:25, 1:20 and 1:10)
A behind the numerical designation stands for "American" (size only valid in the USA, West Coast)

In 1988, at a meeting of several Modelers Europe agreed standards who are contained in the NEC standard sheets of MOROP for 'Standards Dampf-und Europäischer Gartenbahnen' in the blades 310 and 311.

 

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last update 28/10/2018