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Rail transport modelling uses a variety of scales (ratio between the real world and the model) to ensure scale models look correct when placed next to each other.

Scales may be expressed as a numeric ratio (e.g. 1/87 or 1:87) or as a letter defined in rail transport modelling standards (e.g. HO, G, G1).

G SCALE HOBBIES are suppliers of all gauges of garden railways - electric and steam driven in the popu;ar G scale and other scales for live steam trains.


Introduced by Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk in 1968, G scale has become a standard for garden railways.

G scale is at the ratio 1:22.5 with a track gauge of 45mm (1.772 inches).

Experts in G scale railway, G Scale Hobbies can advise and assist, design and install your own garden railway.

We supply locos, rolling stock, track, controllers and accessories from LGB, PIKO, PECO, NOCH, Pola D Phoenix Sound Systems and others through our world-wide contacts with manufacturers.


A live steam locomotive is often an exact, hand-crafted scale model, and as the name suggests is steam powered.

Live steam locos range from Hornby's HO (not for the garden!) to the popular G Scale and G1 up to models big enough to carry people.

Live steam railroad scales are generally referred to by the number of inches of scale per foot. For example:

A 1:8 scale locomotive will often be referred to as a 1 1/2" scale locomotive.

Common modelling scales are Gauge 1 (1:32 scale), 1/2" (1:24 scale), 3/4" (1:16), 1" (1:12), 1 1/2" (1:8), 2 1/2" (~1:5) and 3" (1:4).

Track gauges can range from 2 1/2" up to 10" for rideable models.

G SCALE HOBBIES are Australian Agents for Roundhouse Engineering's Living Steam and can supply locos, rolling stock, track and controllers from Accucraft, Bachmann, Aristocraft, H-L-W, USATrain and Sunset Valley Railroad plus appropriate accessories for your model layout.

G scale loco Live steam train

Last updated 24/5/16

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