I know NOTHING about electric trains. Please answer if you can……?

Question by J: I know NOTHING about electric trains. Please answer if you can……?
I want to buy this electric train set for my daughters room and have it mounted up high out of reach.
First: What does “minimum curve size O-27” mean? Does it mean how tight a curve the train can make?
Second: How can/should I go about mounting the track to the wall? I’ve seen this in someone’s house but I don’t know the person to even ask.

http://www.hobbymasters.com/williamsoscalegg-1girlspinktrainset.aspx

Best answer:

Answer by HappyDog
0-27 is a typical track size for the size of train you’d see in a picture under the tree in 1950 — Lionel. Big and heavy. And yes, it indicates the tightest curve. Smaller train scales are HO and N and the typical bigger size is called Standard.

To mount the track you need a very level surface or it will constantly be falling off. So you’d need to build a narrow shelf first. If your children are small you may want to consider HO guage. The trains are light, inexpensive and cute, and when they fall off (and they will) they won’t do much damage. An O-27 guage train falling off the wall could knock out a five year old! Good luck!

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