Friday, March 10, 2006

Introducing the Gauge Gauge



I recently built the “Gauge Gauge” to help me clarify the multitude of wheel gauges used over the last century by toy train manufacturers. The idea is simple; starting from the Zero Point the wheels of the train should fall on a line with a listed gauge and possible manufacturer.

This is my first attempt at the Gauge so I’d love feedback on what I have missed and information I should include. Feel free to download and print it out. To get the correct size image you must click on the picture above which will open the bigger file. Then right click and save this file to your computer.

Overall, let me know if this is a useful tool. Some of the manufacturers represented are Marklin, Bing, Ives, Lionel, Plank, Schoenner and Carlisle & Finch. If you would like a higher resolution file of the gauge leave me a comment with your email address and I will send it to you.