## "HONGZ" stands for HO scale, N scale, G scale, and Z scale.

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A retired army engineer asked me today: Can you lay down G gauge track, and then place N or HO gauge track inside it?

I think that if you were to use flexible N or HO track for the curves, it could be done.

Is this possible, and has anybody tried it?

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WHY would anyone ever want to do this except as some sort of stunt?

Tinplate Art posted:

WHY would anyone ever want to do this except as some sort of stunt?

I had explained that I do not want a G scale train, as it would take up too much room on my 6' by 8' table (I don't want an outdoor train). He then came up with the idea of laying a smaller gauge inside the G gauge track.

The conversation had started when I told him about a working G gauge set on sale last year, and although it was at a good price, I turned it down because it would take up too much room on my train table.

As long as you do not use any switches/turnouts/crossings, i.e. just straight and curved rail many combination are possible. I combined 1 gauge with 0 gauge and S gauge. I see no reason why N and 1 gauge track could not be combined. I do not know what G gauge track is.

Regards

Fred

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Good post, Fred, and the pictures helped. I think that combining N or HO with G gauge track is possible.

And from Wikipedia, here is the definition of G gauge track: "Large Scale or G scale (45 mm or 1 34 inches, G gauge) is a track gauge for model railways which, because of its size and durability, is often used outdoors. These garden railways use a fixed track gauge of 45 millimetres (1.75 in) to represent a range of rail transport modelling scales between narrow gauge (~1:131:191:20), metre gauge (1:22.5), Playmobil trains (~1:24), and standard gauge (~1:29–1:32).[3] These scales all use the same track and wheel profiles, allowing different scales of models to be operated together.[2] "

LGB typically uses 1:22.5 for meter gauge prototypes while PIKO uses 1:26 for full gauge German prototypes. BOTH  systems run on 45mm track, which is the same as Gauge One, which is normally 1:32 scale. BOTH LGB and PIKO employ a higher profile rail than normal 1:32  Gauge One. As Vincent correctly mentioned above, there are a wide variety of scales using 45mm track!

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To put the previous two posts into plain English: G gauge track has the rails 45 mm or 1.75 inches apart. However, not every G gauge railcar is built with the correct proportions as the real railcar.

However, every G gauge railcar can connect to every other G gauge railcar, even if they are not the same scale.

And if you are as limited for space as you apparently are, laying a smaller gauge between the 45mm gauge rails will work. The smallest diameter circle for both LGB and PIKO sectional curved track is 48".