L-Gauge

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L-Gauge (short for LEGO-gauge) is the gauge (a type of scale) of LEGO trains.

Gauge refers to the size of a railway line based on the distance between the rails. Model railway gauges such as N and HO have been joined by L-Gauge' as LEGO Train Clubs or LTC's have participated seriously in large train shows.

Although not officially recognized by model train organizations, L-Gauge is widely known amongst hobbyists who see it usually in one of two ways - either as an opportunity to attract children into the overall hobby of model trains, or as an affront to their rivet counter sensibilities. With the participation of L-Gauge layouts in official NMRA shows at regional and national levels in the early 21st century the latter view appears to be a minority.

See also: trains of other scales


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