Talk:Tag:railway=miniature

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differentiation from narrow gauge

Why does it say that narrow gauge starts at 1067mm? Where is that from? Wikipedia says something else. So, how do we differentiate it from narrow gauge?--Geogast 12:24, 22 June 2012 (BST)

New Comments

Why not use it on model railways on a node or building? --Lulu-Ann 07:51, 29 December 2009 (UTC)

Model railways are much smaller (usually) and you don't ride on them, you can ride on miniature railways. -- Delta foxtrot2 08:38, 29 December 2009 (UTC)
Yes, but what has this to do with riding? I said I want to use it on a node. Like with tourism=attraction. --Lulu-Ann 21:04, 2 January 2010 (UTC)
Yes, but what has that got to do with mapping out the track? I use a tourism node and I still want the track show up on OSM, eg Not rendered: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=-28.852&lon=153.05&zoom=17&layers=B000FTF, rendered: http://maps.bigtincan.com/?z=17&ll=-28.852,153.05&layer=B000000000TT

Old Comments

  • Looks good MikeCollinson 08:50, 17 September 2007 (BST)
  • Nice. In Germany we have the Miniatur Wunderland (in a House, http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/ ). I would tag this as: tourism=attraction not as Miniature railway. This should be described in the documentation. Sven Anders 10:47, 17 September 2007 (BST)
  • I would do both: tourism=attraction, railway=miniature. I already do things like tourism=attraction, historic=castle so that tourists should be able to search for both the general and the specific. MikeCollinson 15:47, 4 October 2007 (BST)
  • In tag descriptions it should be defined that the miniature railway should be able to transport people. This will exclude model railways. Vanagaudi 23:02, 3 November 2007 (BST)
Good point, I agree MikeCollinson 11:16, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Right. I've just put in Eastleigh Lakeside railway from landsat here. However the layout has named stations which I've indicated with the railway=station and name=Whatever tags. But this will screw up people who use navigation to get to Eastleigh Parkway Station! So we need a railway=minature_station? - Njd27 14:59, 14 November 2007 (UTC)
  • I don't think that "narrow-gauge railways that are generally not for moving passengers/freight" is a good description at all. I'd go the other way and say they are model railways that are large enough to sit on single file (i.e. you can't sit side by side). If they don't carry passengers, they are model railways. If they carry passengers, but more than one side by side, they are narrow gauge. There are plenty of narrow gauge, standard gauge and even wide gauge preserved railways that are just "ornamental" and go round in a loop.
  • While I think there might be a need for this, the description is confusing and really needs to be improved. -- Ulfl 14:01, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
  • In Karlsruhe we have to cases that might be interesting for "miniature":
    • Schlossgartenbahn: a "Parkbahn" (park railway?) transporting people, I think two places in a row, one stop only, managed by the local tramway, gauge 600 mm, already mapped in OSM, last hour tagged as light_rail (oops...?! :-) ), I have now tagged it as narrow_gauge...
    • And a Gartenbahn (garden railway?) of the Dampflokfreunde on this area, private, gauges 5" transporting people and 3" (transporting?), not yet mapped
  • both are cases for "miniature"? --Mueck 14:04, 14 February 2008 (UTC)
  • I think this would be quite useful. As a sample, we have a narrow gauge railway between Targu Mures and Sovata in Romania, that is a proper railway seriously meant to transport people on a cca. 60 Km long track; however, in Targu Mures we also have a recreational "fun ride" train, on a very narrow gauge track of about 1Km (I understand it uses a mine-service locomotive...), also capable of transporting people but never really meant to take them anywhere. The proposed tag would fit it perfectly. --Max 20:32, 25 April 2008 (UTC)
  • I think only railways where people or things can ride should be tagged as railway --Bkr 20:07, 3 June 2008 (UTC)