G Scale

What is a G Scale Train Set

G Scale trains are the biggest and most expensive of the model trains. They were presented by Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk under the brand name LGB and were proposed for outdoor and indoor use. The G name originates from the German word groß which means big. Some people interpret the “G” to mean garden because the size of the train has allowed hobbyist to creatively place them in such areas. In addition to being able to place them in gardens, hobbyist enjoys G Scale trains for a number of reasons.

G Scale Train Sets for Sale

Battery-Powered Starter Set with Sound – G Scale

Includes remote
Batteries included
A steam locomotive with working headlight leads two freight cars

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Price: $259.99 $183.71

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Holiday Express Animated Electric Train Set

Featuring train cars and accessories, this cheerful holiday train is master-crafted with all of the details you want
Includes: 4-piece G-Gauge train set, engine with Santa, tender with Christmas tree, Candy Dancer Car and Santa's Toy Shop Car
Also includes multi-function controller with sound and volume control, 120V transformer and a track power clip

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Price: $269.99

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Lionel Hershey’s Freight G-Gauge Train Set

Includes, G-Gauge steam locomotive, one boxcar, one cupola caboose, 12 curved and 4 straight track pieces
Highly-detailed G-Gauge steam locomotive
Authentic train sounds, including bell and whistle

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Price: $119.99 $107.45

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Bachmann Trains Thomas with Annie and Clarabel Ready-to-Run Large Scale Train Set

Thomas the Tank Engine with moving eye
Annie and Clarabel coaches
5'4" x 4'3" oval of track

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Price: $499.99 $141.65

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Bachmann The Plainsman Ready To Run Electric Train Set – Large “G” Scale

Complete ready to run train set
Powered by a 4-6-0 steam locomotives (with operating headlight, smoke and speed synchronized sound)
Large "G" Scale

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Price: $450.00 $221.34

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Bachmann White Christmas Express Ready To Run Electric Train Set – Large “G” Scale

Complete ready to run train set
Powered by a 4-6-0 steam locomotives (with operating headlight, smoke and speed synchronized sound)
Large "G" Scale

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Price: $539.00 $336.99

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Lionel Harry Potter Hogwarts Express Train Set – G-Gauge

Highly-detailed G-Gauge steam locomotive
Authentic train sounds, including bell and whistle
Working headlight

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Price: $301.73

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Bachmann Trains Mountaineer Ready-to-Run Large Scale Train Set

4-6-0 steam locomotive with operating headlight smoke and speed-synchronized sound
2 Passenger coaches with lighted interiors
8'2" x 4'3" oval of track

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Price: $525.00

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LGB G Scale Boxcar – White Pass And Yukon #742

Authentic paint scheme and lettering
Opening doors
Realistic details

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Price: $149.99

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How Big is a G Scale Train Set

A bigger train set gives more show off certain details that would be difficult to showcase on smaller trains. Hobbyist enjoy G scale trains because they are able to make certain details such as plank floors, visible rivets, and even dust that looks real more visible. All of these details can be placed on train cars that range from 12 inches to 15 inches. This amount of room provides a huge space for one to be creative and use their imagination. The details that can be added to a G Scale train can give the illusion of a full-size working railroad. Not only does the size of a G Scale train provide a large enough area to include many details on the cars but also the surroundings of the train. A large train needs to have an area to roam in. This large space can provide the hobbyist with the chance to create a realistic environment. Grass can serve as yards in town settings. Little prickly plants and rocks that look like stones add verisimilitude to old west settings. Wooden trestles can be fabricated from dowels and nails to give a look of being weathered.

The size of the G Scale not only provides a huge canvas for creativity, but it also offers sturdiness. When it comes to trains, the smaller the part or piece could mean that it is more fragile. Because G Scale trains are bigger, the wires, wheels, and other small elements and parts tend to be more durable. Also, with the help of having larger pieces and parts, the G Scale train is less of a safety hazard for households with small children or pets. A choking hazard will be least likely to occur due to the size of the parts and pieces of the G Scale train.

G Scale or G Gauge – Whats the difference?

Another benefit of a G Scale train is the track. The G Scale track will always remain the same width, which means that you do not have to worry about different trains not fitting your current track like in other scales. Rather than changing the track’s width to suit other train set sizes, G gauge train makers change the size of the rolling stock. Genuine trains move on standard or tight gauge railroads, and numerous scale models copy the track gauges precisely, prompting incompatibilities with a few scales and gauges. A G scale train will dependably move on a G gauge track, despite the fact that its scale may be diverse. The standardized gauge tracks fit together effectively; permitting track manufacturers to utilize a full scope of shapes and bends to make a custom domain.

Finally, G Scale trains are easier to handle than other scale trains. G Scale trains are heavier, which allows them to stay on the track more while they are in motion. This means that less crashes and derailments will occur as you play with your beloved train set. Also, the tracks of G Scale train sets are known to have wider curves which also contribute to it being easy to handle and less likely to derail.