Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by joeymanko, Nov 5, 2006.

  1. joeymanko

    joeymanko New Member

    Hello Everyone:

    It ocurred to me as I was putting my finishing touches on my big layout (with gargraves track), why don't I ever see an O gauge rerailing track? I understand that O gauge has the 3 rails, but I would think that there would be a way that it would work.

    Why don't I ever see one?


  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

    I think the reason why rerailers are handy for the smaller scales (HO, N, etc.) is because rolling stock and locos for those smaller scales have tiny wheels that are hard to manually place properly onto the tracks.

    O scale wheels might be big enough to rail manually.. Just my theory. :D
  3. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    I think Tom's right :) when O was the largest popular US scale, re-railers were really only needed for the smaller scales... In G for garden railroads they have re-railers (That double as grade crossings) and also the rolling stock "ramps" to aid you in placing your cars on the tracks since it's really rough to sit or kneel at eye level with the ground :)

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