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The A. C. Gilbert Company was an American toy company, once one of the largest toy companies in the world.
Alternating current (AC) is an electric current which periodically reverses direction, in contrast to direct current (DC) which flows only in one direction.
American Flyer is a brand of toy train and model railroad manufactured in the United States.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is an industry trade group representing primarily the major freight railroads of North America (Canada, Mexico and the United States).
Atlas Model Railroad Company, Inc. makes scale models in N scale, HO scale, and O scale.
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specialising in model railroading.
Bassett-Lowke was a toy company in Northampton, England, founded by Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke in 1898 or 1899, that specialized in model railways, boats and ships, and construction sets.
Bing or Gebrüder Bing ("Bing brothers") was a German toy company founded in 1863 in Nuremberg, Germany by two brothers, Ignaz Bing and Adolf Bing, originally producing metal kitchen utensils, but best remembered for its extensive lines of model trains and live steam engines.
A broad-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge broader than the standard-gauge railways.
Conrad GmbH (previously Gescha) is a German manufacturer of diecast scale models primarily in 1:50 scale for use both as toys and promotional models by heavy equipment manufacturers.
Corgi Toys (trademark) is the name of a range of die-cast toy vehicles produced by Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. in the United Kingdom.
The term die-cast toy here refers to any toy or collectible model produced by using the die casting method of putting molten lead or zinc alloy in a mold to produce a particular shape.
Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.
A dollhouse or doll's house is a toy home made in miniature.
Dorfan was an American toy company based in Newark, New Jersey from 1924 to 1934.
Endicott is a village in Broome County, New York, United States.
The Ertl Company is an American toy company best known for its die-cast metal alloy collectible replicas (or scale models) of farm equipment and vehicles.
Fandor was a German toy company that specialized in toy trains, particularly toys styled after American trains.
Fleischmann is a German manufacturer of model railway products.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
The Hafner Manufacturing Company was a maker of tinplate clockwork-powered O gauge toy trains, based in Chicago, Illinois, from 1914 to 1951.
Heljan A/S is a Danish model railway company based in Søndersø.
HO or H0 is a rail transport modelling scale using a 1:87 scale (3.5 mm to 1 foot).
Hornby Railways is a British model railway brand.
The Ives Manufacturing Company, an American toy manufacturer from 1868 to 1932, was the largest manufacturer of toy trains in the United States from 1910 until 1924, when Lionel Corporation overtook it in sales.
K-Line Electric Trains is a brand name of O gauge and S gauge model railway locomotives, rolling stock, and buildings.
Kew is a suburban district in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, north-east of Richmond and west by south-west of Charing Cross; its population at the 2011 Census was 11,436.
Lionel Corporation was an American toy manufacturer and retailer that was in business from 1900 to 1995.
Lionel, LLC is an American designer and importer of toy trains and model railroads that is based in Concord, North Carolina.
This page lists the most relevant model railway scale standards in the world.
Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from 1919 to 1980.
Meccano is a model construction system created in 1898 by Frank Hornby in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Meccano Ltd was a British toy company established in 1908 by Frank Hornby in England to manufacture and distribute Meccano and other model toys and kits created by the company.
A model vehicle or toy vehicle is a miniature representation of an automobile.
A model commercial vehicle is a scale model or die-cast toy that represents a commercial vehicle: truck (lorry), bus, etc.
MOROP is a European association that federates national associations of railroad and model railroad enthusiasts.
MTH Electric Trains, a privately held company based in Columbia, Maryland that is formerly known as Mike's Train House, is an American toy train and model railroad designer, importer, and manufacturer.
N scale is a popular model railway scale.
A narrow-gauge railway (narrow-gauge railroad in the US) is a railway with a track gauge narrower than the standard.
Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the seat of Davidson County.
The National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) is a non-profit organization for those involved in the hobby or business of model railroading.
Normen Europäischer Modellbahnen (German) or Normes Européennes de Modélisme ferroviaires (French) are standards for model railroads, issued by the MOROP.
On2 gauge is part of the hobby of rail transport modeling.
On30 (also called On2, O16.5 and Oe) '''gauge''' is the modelling of narrow gauge railways in O scale on HO gauge track in 1:48 scale ratio by American model railroaders, in 1:43.5 scale ratio by British and French model railroaders and 1:45 by Continental European model railroaders (excluding France).
A prototype is an early sample, model, or release of a product built to test a concept or process or to act as a thing to be replicated or learned from.
Pumping stations are facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another.
Railway modelling (UK, Australia and Ireland) or model railroading (US and Canada) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modelled at a reduced scale.
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.
A railroad tie/railway tie/crosstie (North America) or railway sleeper (Britain, Ireland, South Asia, Australasia, and Africa) is a rectangular support for the rails in railroad tracks.
S scale (or S gauge) is a model railroad scale modeled at 1:64 scale, S scale track gauge (space between the rails) is.
The scale ratio of a model represents the proportional ratio of a linear dimension of the model to the same feature of the original.
ScaleSeven (S7) is a set of finescale model railway standards for 1:43.5 (7 mm scale) using true-to-prototype track and wheel standards.
Scratch building is the process of building a scale model "from scratch", i.e. from raw materials, rather than building it from a commercial kit, kitbashing or buying it pre-assembled.
SE scale is a designation used by a growing number of modellers to describe miniature (model) trains which run on either Gauge 1 track or O gauge track.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Standard Gauge, also known as wide gauge, was an early model railway and toy train rail gauge, introduced in the United States in 1906 by Lionel Corporation.
A standard-gauge railway is a railway with a track gauge of.
A tariff is a tax on imports or exports between sovereign states.
The use of a third rail in rail transport modelling is a technique that is sometimes applied in order to facilitate easier wiring.
A toy train is a toy that represents a train.
In rail transport, track gauge is the spacing of the rails on a railway track and is measured between the inner faces of the load-bearing rails.
Unique Art Manufacturing Company was an American toy company, founded in 1916, based in Newark, New Jersey that made inexpensive toys, including wind-up mechanical toys, out of lithographed tin.
Voltage, electric potential difference, electric pressure or electric tension (formally denoted or, but more often simply as V or U, for instance in the context of Ohm's or Kirchhoff's circuit laws) is the difference in electric potential between two points.
A wheel is a circular component that is intended to rotate on an axle bearing.
Williams Electric Trains was an American toy train and model railroad manufacturer, based in Columbia, Maryland.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
1 gauge, gauge 1 or gauge one is a model railway and toy train standard that was popular in the early 20th century, particularly with European manufacturers.
1:43 scale is a popular size of die-cast model cars in Europe, Asia and the US.
1:48 scale is a scale commonly used in diecast models, plastic models made from kits, and construction toys.
1:50 scale is a popular size for diecast models from European manufacturers such as Conrad, Tekno, NZG, WSI and LionToys.
1:64 scale is a traditional scale for models and miniatures, in which one unit (such as an inch or a centimeter) on the model represents 64 units on the actual object.
3' Gauge rail modelling is a specialisation in rail transport modelling.
The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association is a United Kingdom based society for railway modellers interested in modelling narrow-gauge railways in British O scale (7mm to the foot, or 1:43.5 ratio).