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Wholesale Lots of Model Trains and Railroads

If you are looking for a hobby, then building model trains and their layouts may be the choice for you. There are unlimited ways that model train systems can be put together, and buying wholesale lots let you get started quickly. However, you may have many questions that you want to be answered before you purchase wholesale trains, tracks, and scenery.

What are some common model train set scales?

Regardless of the manufacturer, all model train set scales are the same size, with choices including:

  • Z-scale: One inch on these train sets represents 220 inches on a real train. They operate on 0.256-inch rails.
  • N-scale: One inch on these train sets represents 140 to 160 inches on a real train. They operate on 0.354-inch rails.
  • HO-scale: One inch on these train sets represents 87 inches on a real one. They operate on 0.650-inch rails.
  • S-scale: One inch on these train sets represents 84 inches on a real train. They operate on 0.883-inch rails.
  • 0-scale: One inch on these trains represents 48 inches on a real one. They operate on 1.25-inch rails.
  • G-scale: One inch on these trains represents 22 inches on a real train. They operate on 39.37-inch rails.
What types of freight cars are available?

There are many different types of train set freight options available, including:

  • Fat: Pretend to haul crates around your train set layout.
  • Hopper: Used to haul coal, they can also be used to haul gravel, ballast, coke, or ore.
  • Stock: Used to haul livestock, they can also be used to haul a variety of other things, including bricks, hay, straw, pulpwood, or creosoted railroad ties.
  • Ore: Silver, zinc, lead, gold, concrete, and scrap metal can all be hauled on these freights.
  • Track cleaning: These are useful for cleaning, polishing, and vacuuming.
  • Box: Useful for hauling almost anything, these come in different designs, including double-door, end door, and hicube.

How do you buy model train sets and railroads?

There are many different choices available when buying model railroads and train sets. To eliminate any confusion, follow these simple guidelines:

  • Select your toy or model: Toy train sets can be used as play toys while model train sets are more historically accurate.
  • Select your gauge: Your train set will determine how large your layout will be when completed.
  • Select your locomotive: Electric, diesel, and steam are all possible.
  • Select your type of train: Choose between passenger or freight trains.
  • Select your cars: Choose from a variety of cars available yet staying within your chosen gauge.
  • Select your caboose: Your train should end with a caboose.
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