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February 18, 2013

High rail (also called “hi-rail” and “hirail”) is a phrase used in model railroading in North America, mostly in O scale and S scale, to describe a “compromise” form of modelling that strives for realism while accepting the compromises in scale associated with toy train equipment. The phrase exists due to the observation that traditional Lionel and American Flyer toy train track sits much higher than finescale track.


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