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Noquay - Model Railway Inglenook Layout 4mm (OO)

Glossary of Railway & Model Railway Terms

K

  • Kadee - Brand name for precision couplers which are designed for model railways.
  • Key - Wedge of hard wood or spring steel inserted between rail and chair to hold rail firmly in position at correct gauge.
  • Kingpin - A plastic pin or screw that attaches the truck of a model railroad car to the bolster on that car. A steel pin that conects the wheel set or bogie to the bolster at the pivot point on a real or prototype railroad car.
  • Kitbashing - Taking one or more model railway kits and changing the construction process or combining parts to make a unique model.