If you are new to collecting model railways, it is likely that you have realised that there are many options in tracks, engines, carriages and scenery. However, before you can start collecting your first pieces together, you need to think about the option of the scale that you will use. This is referred to as the gauge of the railway. Many model rail enthusiasts consider a gauge 0 rail the best option. What is a gauge 0 railway, and why are there many modellers in Walsall who choose to work in that scale?
Gauge 0 basically refers to tracks that are 1.25 inches apart. It is a standard of track design which means that you can safely buy trains, carriages, wheels or scenery without worrying if it will fit together. It is the same as scale 0, which means that the part is designed for gauge 0 track but that they whole part is built to the correct ratio for gauge 0 track. It is important to stick to one gauge. For example, gauge 1 tracks are 1.75 inches apart, and gauge 2 and 3 are wider still. As well as sticking to a gauge 0 railway, modellers should beware if ordering gauge 0 from other regions of the world. Since gauge 0 represents the standard British railway width of 4 foot, 8 1/2 inches, if the part of the world has a different width of train track, their 0 gauge track may not be 1.25 inches.
So why pick gauge 0? When it comes to gauge 0 railway modellers, Walsall Model Industries find that there are several reasons that many choose this scale.
1) The smaller scale takes up less space
Because a gauge 0 railway is narrower than gauge 1, a far larger network of tracks can be built in the same space as would be needed for a smaller network built in gauge 1. Therefore, if you have a certain amount of space to build in, starting in gauge 0 gives more future building potential.
2) There are an excellent range of models available in gauge 0
Because gauge 0 is so popular, there are many manufacturers who produce excellent quality gauge 0 parts. When it comes to gauge 0 railway modellers, Walsall Model Industries specialise in gauge 0 parts.
3) With modern manufacturing, the detail is excellent
In the past, gauge 0 railways were seen as less detailed than gauge 1 and more suited to children’s train sets. However, modern manufacturing processes allow manufacturers to work to the same high standard of detail at the smaller scale of gauge 0.
When it comes to looking for supplies for gauge 0 railway modellers, Walsall has the solution - Walsall Model Industries. These specialists sell the parts for gauge 0 railway modellers Walsall needs. Why not contact them today to see how they can help with your gauge 0 railway needs. For all gauge 0 railway modellers, Walsall Model Industries is the place to shop.