How can I tell by looking the difference of N scale/HO scale model trains?

Question by keensnipe: How can I tell by looking the difference of N scale/HO scale model trains?
I have a few boxes that were given to me of model cars and buildings. is there some place I can look or a way to measure properly so I know which scale I am dealing with? also which is actually better if I decide to buy more. N or HO

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Answer by Mag
Well I have HO Scale myself and Been a while since I looked at my buildings, Working on the layout still. But the buildings if like a two story house or building it would measure about 4 to 5 inches tall. An N Scale would be about half that around 2 1/2 to 3 inches tall. N Scale trains are really small about inch tall and the HO Scale trains will be about 2 1/2 inches tall. I love my HO Scale trains. But thinking about getting an N Scale too. Have seen many many layouts of both. Try going to www.Trains.com and click on resources on top of the page and click on coming events and put in your zip code and go to a couple train shows. For a couple bucks you can get in and look around and get a better idea what you have.

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