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A toy train and a model train may be used loosely and interchangeably by some people, but model railroad aficionados will protest at such usage vehemently. Lets get into the nitty gritty of model railroading and model trains to so as to differentiate them from toy model trains. Model railroading, or railway modeling as it is more commonly known in Europe and Australia, involves the creation of miniature railways using trains and transport systems that are reduced using a scale or ration. It is not only trains that are scaled down, but the tracks, cars, figurines, etc are scaled down as well. Those who engage in the hobby of model railroading usually create railway projects that recreate real railway stations at a certain time period. Meanwhile, a toy MT is simply a toy train that may or may not look or make a true representation of a genuine train. Toy MTs are generally more affordable and less durable than model railroad trains. Neither are they based on the scales and rations that model railroads adhere to. And of course, they are not as intricately detailed as well. They usually operate on a battery or clockwork. Nevertheless, non-purists still interchange these terms and such usage is gaining acceptance worldwide. Apart from the battery and clockwork run toy MTs, electric toy MTs are very popular amongst the youth and young at heart as well. Electric toy MT sets are usually the gift of choice for children who have done well in school or who deserve a grand reward. Because of their high prices, it is really important to be familiar with the types of toy MTs if you are planning to invest in one for your child or for yourself battery operated ride ons

The most basic thing you have to know about toy MTs is their size system known as scales. There are several scales for toy MTs such as the N Scale, HO Scale and the O Scale. All these scales are based on standards set by an international model railroading body that established itself way back in the late nineteen hundreds. N Scale toy MTs measure one over one hundred sixty of the train they replicate. These are considered the smallest in size amongst the MTs. N Scale toy model trains should run along a twenty-four inch wide track for it to run properly. The HO Scale toy model trains represents one over eighty-seven of the actual train, and require a railroad track that is sixty-nine inches wide. Most model railroaders start with HO Scale toy model trains. This size is also the most popular choice among novices and veterans alike. O Scale toy model trains are one over forty-eight of the actual train. This is a large size and the track must be thirty-one inches wide. If you were wondering what size trains that go around Christmas trees are, this is it. If you have a lot of floor space and want to show off your new hobby, O Scale toy model trains are the way to go battery operated toy cars.

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