G Scale Model Railway

G-Gauge was introduced in 1881 by Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk and was populised as LGB producing replicas of American and European style locomoives running on heavy 45mm gauge track and designed for indoor and outdoor use. The scale is generally 13.5mm:1foot representing a scale of 1:22.5 ratio and generally used to modelling the 1m narrow gauge rolling stock of the European railways.

Not to be confused with Gauge 1 using 45mm gauge which is standard gauge at the scale of 10mm:1foot. The LGB track uses really heavy gauge brass rail and can run on small R1 curves at 2ft radius which enables the track to fit into tight spaces. Larger layouts use R3 and R5 radius points and curves for more realism.

LGB is very popular all around the world and the european locomtive styles include replicas of German, Auitrian and Swiss narrow gauge railways to mention just a few or the LGB of America has all the USA style locomotives and rolling stock. 

 I have my LGB railway round a small garden with a loop round a pond, a main circuit with two passing loops and a main station area with three tracks through and a side platform. Most of the curves are 2ft R1 cusrves which are fine for runing small coaches and locomotives, but its far from ideal for running the lage articulated carriages of the ICE multiple unit.