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S gauge is a scale in model railroading. Modeled at 1:64, S gauge runs on two-rail track with the rails 7/8 inch (22.2 mm) apart. S gauge is sometimes confused with standard gauge, a large-scale standard for toy trains in the early part of the 20th century. This article needs cleanup. ...

1:64 scale trains first appeared in England in the early 20th century. The first trains marketed as S gauge appeared in the 1930s when American Flyer marketed a 1:64 scale train that ran on 3-rail track similar to that of Lionel. Following World War II, American Flyer introduced an S-gauge train running on two-rail track for greater realism, and S gauge entered its heyday, which ended around 1959. However, during that period, Lionel outsold American Flyer nearly 2 to 1. American Flyer's parent company went out of business and the brand was sold to Lionel in 1967. Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... The A. C. Gilbert Company was an American toy company, once one of the largest toy companies in the world. ... Lionel Corporation was an American toy manufacturer, specializing in toy trains and model railroads. ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb. ... 1959 was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Lionel reintroduced S gauge trains and accessories under the American Flyer name in 1979. Another manufacturer, American Models, entered the marketplace in 1981. Because O gauge's scale ranges between 1:43 and 1:64 scale, many manufacturers of buildings and other accessories pick an in-between scale so they can market both to O- and S-gauge hobbyists. 1979 is a common year starting on Monday. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... O scale (or O gauge) is a scale commonly used for toy trains and model railroading. ...



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