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Miscellaneous

Some German Phrases

6 Pin Decoder Wires (NEM651)

Eras, Epochs & Abbreviations ← There is some useful information here


Model Weight

National Model Railroad Association Recommended Practice RP-20.1 - Car Weight
0.5 ounce weight plus .15 ounce per 1inch of truck
1.0oz = 28.3495g
0.5oz = 14.175g
0.15oz = 4.25g


Model Voltage

Track Voltage - 12 volts typical - see Electrical Standards For Digital Command Control (PDF)

Lenz suggest 14 volts due to wire and electronics voltage drop. I will test on my Lenz lv100 lv101 and lv102 (to confirm actual settings)


Model Scale

N Gauge Scale
.. UK 1;148
.. Japan 1:150
.. US & Europe 1:160
2mm Scale .. 1:152


Model Lengths

Carriage lengths (approx)
1 coach = 16cm
2 coach = 32cm
3 coach = 48cm
4 coach = 64cm (about 25in)
5 coach = 80cm
6 coach = 96cm (about 38in)


Peco Track

Peco Radius mm inches
R1 228 9
R2 263.5 10.375
R3 298.5 11.75
R4 333.4 13.1
2% Helix Diameter 725