Train FAQ

What is the difference between HO, OO and N scale?
Model railways come a variety different scales representing different sizes of trains and scenery.  HO scale is 1/87 scale with 16.5mm gauge tracks OO ...
Tue, 27 Oct, 2020 at 10:15 AM
Do Hornby and Peco track work together?
Hornby track is compatable with certain ranges of Peco track. The Peco Setrack range of products is directly compatible and uses the same track geometry as ...
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:55 AM
What is the difference between HO and OO scale?
While HO and OO scale are very similar there are slight differences between the two. The models in HO are 1/87 scale and is generally used for models of Ame...
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:53 AM
Can my OO scale train run on HO gauge track?
The trains in both HO and OO scale run on 16.5mm gauge track so both can be used interchangeably.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:53 AM
What is the difference between DC and DCC?
DC and DCC are the two common types of control systems used for model trains. DC refers to Direct Current where your controller changes the amount of power ...
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:49 AM
What is the difference between DCC Fitted and DCC Ready?
DCC Fitted refers to a loco that comes factory fitted with a DCC decoder.  DCC Ready means the loco is ready to be fitted and has a socket for a DCC decode...
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:50 AM
What is the difference between Insulfrogs and Electrofrogs?
The frog refers to the pointed crossing point of the two rails in the middle of a turnout. As this is common to both of the two tracks the power in this sec...
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:52 AM
What does track code refer to?
Code is the the height from the base to the top of the rail in thousandths of an inch. The most common codes of track are code 100 (.100 in) for HO scale an...
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:52 AM
What is rolling stock?
Rolling stock is passenger carriages and goods wagons that are pulled by a locomotive.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:54 AM
What are couplings?
A coupling is the device used to connect locomotives and rollingstock together in a train.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2020 at 11:54 AM