o scale streets?

Discussion in 'G / O / S Scale Model Trains' started by ozzy, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

    how wide are o scale city streets? 6"?
  2. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

    It depends on the street but 6 inches is reasonable for a lot of city streets. That gives room for two driving lanes and parking on both sides of the street. A main drag might be a bit wider than that, such as to provide a turning lane.

    Someone asked the same question somewhere recently. A good suggestion I saw was to measure the street with a vehicle instead of with a ruler. Size the street wide enough to accomodate the number of cars that seems right. An alley would be wide enough for one car; a one-way side street would be wide enough for three (a driving lane plus two parking lanes); a two-lane side street would be wide enough for four (two driving and two parking lanes); and a major street for five or six (two lanes in both directions plus maybe a turning lane, or parking on both sides).

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