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This template accepts a track gauge and returns that defined track gauge well formatted, plus the converted size value by another unit:

  • {{Track gauge|1520 mm}}1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in)
  • {{Track gauge|4 ft}}4 ft (1,219 mm)

Extra options are available:

  • {{Track gauge|1520 mm|lk=on}}1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in)
  • {{Track gauge|1520 mm|al=on}}1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in) Russian gauge
  • {{Track gauge|1520 mm|allk=on}}1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in) Russian gauge

The first parameter specifies the gauge:

  • {{Track gauge|1435 mm}}1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
  • {{Track gauge|4 ft 8.5 in}}4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
  • {{Track gauge|4 ft 8 1/2 in}}4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
  • {{Track gauge|56.5 in}}4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
  • {{Track gauge|Standard gauge}}1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)

Rail track gauges can be entered as they are defined: in units mm or ft in. Also common accepted names can be used, see below.

The input value (a length, in metric or imperial units) must be a defined track gauge. Currently 135 gauges are defined by metric units, and 148 by imperial units. Some are defined in both unit systems, such as the standard gauge.

  • When an input value is not recognised by the template, the template simply returns the input as it is: {{Track gauge|25in}} → 25in
The page with this unknown input is also listed in a maintenance category, in the background, that signals interested editors that there is a new rail gauge used in Wikipedia. More on this below.
  • Some gauges in metric are defined in metres: 1 m is recognised. However, it is not available for all metric defined gauges. Using mm is a safer bet.

List of defined track gauges


Track gauges in bold font are definitions. Track gauges in regular font are merely conversions (calculations). Script error: No such module "Track gauge/autodocument".

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Formatting input


When entering a track gauge (like {{Track gauge|1435mm}}, these are formatting options. Keep in mind that only defined gauges are recognised.

Spacing is free, and fractions can be used in imperial units. Primes (' and ") may be used for [foot, inch]. Any [foot, inch] size can be entered in all-inches (4 ft 8 1/2 in equals 56 1/2 in and 56.5 in).

Input options, examples
Result Note
1435 mm 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
standard gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge, by name
4 ft 8.5 in 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, this way puts imperial units first
UK sg 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, this way puts imperial units first
56.5 in 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, by all-inches
56.5" 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, using primes
56 1/2 in 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge, using slash for fraction
1 m 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) 1 m is recognised, but not many more in m. Better use mm
16.5 mm 16.5 mm (0.65 in) HO scale model railway
16.5 in 16+12 in (419 mm) Miniature railway
7 ft 0.25 in 7 ft 14 in (2,140 mm) Brunel
2140 mm 2140 mm Not recognised (so no converted value). This track gauge, Brunel's, is not defined in mm.
65 in 65 in Input not recognised (so no converted value); output copies the input.
This is a good way to enter an uncovered rail gauge on a page: other editors will notice (and can add a new gauge to the template!).
{{Track gauge
| lk=on
| first=imp, met
| disp= s, /, 1, br, [], <any literal text>
| al=on
| allk=on
| nowrap=off (default), on, all
| addcat=no
| unitlink=on
Optional parameters
Parameter What it does Example (code) Example (output)
lk=on Links the defining measure (first measure)
"defined size" depends on input
{{Track gauge|3ft6in|lk=on}}

{{Track gauge|1067mm|lk=on}}

3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
al=on Adds the alternate name after the gauge measurement values {{Track gauge|sg|al=on}} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
allk=on Adds a wikilink to the alternate name where applicable {{Track gauge|sg|allk=on}} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Puts the requested measure first (metric, imperial) {{Track gauge|1000mm|first=imp}} 3 ft 3+38 in (1,000 mm)
disp=any text The text will be written between the measurements, two spaces added. Brackets are omitted. Text must be 2 characters or more. (codes for |disp= are processed as described: 1, s, /, br). {{Track gauge|sg|disp=also defined as being}} 1,435 mm also defined as being 4 ft 8+12 in
disp=s or / Uses a slash as a separator rather than parentheses {{Track gauge|sg|disp=s}} 1,435 mm / 4 ft 8+12 in
disp=[] Uses a square brackets rather than parentheses {{Track gauge|sg|disp=[]}} 1,435 mm [4 ft 8+12 in]
disp=1 Only shows the first measure (may be used when repeated on a page
or in conjunction with first= to display the output only)
{{Track gauge|sg|disp=1}} 1,435 mm
disp=br Forces a line break after the first size (and also before any gauge name) {{Track gauge|sg|disp=br}} 1,435 mm
(4 ft 8+12 in)
nowrap=off (default), on, all Sets possible line break (line wrap): after between the measurements (off=defalt), not (on, all), or not at all when named gauge is present. (note: until May 2014, default behaviour was no break between the measurements. This has changed.) {{Track gauge|sg|nowrap=on}} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
addcat=no Will not add a maintenance category {{Track gauge|sg|addcat=no}} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
unitlink=on Adds wikilinks to the measurement unit labels {{Track gauge|sg|unitlink=on}} 1,435 mm (ft 8+12 in)
  • Names can be universal, being defined worldwide. For example: Iberian gauge, 1,668 mm (5 ft 5+2132 in) Iberian gauge. Other names can be localor culturally restricted, for example the name "Cape gauge" is used in South Africa for 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm), but not in Japan (in Japan that same track gauge is not named).
  • Also, two sizes can lead to one gauge name.

Established gauge names can be entered. The word "gauge" can be omitted. Case-insensitive (A=a). See also the |al=, |allk= parameters (below), to show a gauge name in the outcome.

Input Result Note
{{Track gauge|Baltimore gauge|al=on}} 5 ft 4+12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge
{{Track gauge|Baltimore|al=on}} 5 ft 4+12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge Omitting " gauge", same effect
{{Track gauge|baltimore|al=on}} 5 ft 4+12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge Case-insensitive (A=a)
{{Track gauge|baltimore|al=on}} 5 ft 4+12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge |al=on shows the alternative (name)
{{Track gauge|baltimore|allk=on}} 5 ft 4+12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge |allk=on shows the alternative (name), linked
{{Track gauge|baltimore|lk=on|al=on}} 5 ft 4+12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge |lk=on links the size (as always)
{{Track gauge|Baltimore streetcar gauge|al=on}} 5 ft 4+12 in (1,638 mm) Baltimore streetcar gauge This one has more names
{{Track gauge|Bosnian|al=on}} 760 mm (2 ft 5+1516 in) Bosnian gauge
{{Track gauge|Brunel|al=on}} 7 ft (2,134 mm) Brunel gauge
{{Track gauge|Cape|al=on}} 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) Cape gauge
{{Track gauge|Iberian|al=on}} 1,668 mm (5 ft 5+2132 in) Iberian gauge
{{Track gauge|Indian|al=on}} 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) Indian gauge
{{Track gauge|Victorian|al=on}} 1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in) Victorian broad gauge
{{Track gauge|Irish|al=on}} 5 ft 3 in (1,600 mm) Irish gauge
{{Track gauge|metre|al=on}} 1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) metre gauge
{{Track gauge|Ohio|al=on}} 4 ft 10 in (1,473 mm) Ohio gauge
{{Track gauge|Pennsylvania|al=on}} 5 ft 2+12 in (1,588 mm) Pennsylvania trolley gauge
{{Track gauge|Pennsylvania trolley|al=on}} 5 ft 2+12 in (1,588 mm) Pennsylvania trolley gauge
{{Track gauge|Russian|al=on}} 1,520 mm (4 ft 11+2732 in) Russian gauge
{{Track gauge|Scotch|al=on}} 4 ft 6 in (1,372 mm) Scotch gauge
{{Track gauge|standard gauge|al=on}} 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge Also: "sg", "metsg" (metric units first)
{{Track gauge|US sg|al=on}} 4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge Also: "imp sg", "UK sg", "NA sg" (imperial units first)
{{Track gauge|Swedish three foot|al=on}} 891 mm (2 ft 11+332 in) Swedish three foot
{{Track gauge|Swedish|al=on}} 891 mm (2 ft 11+332 in) Swedish three foot
{{Track gauge|Toronto|al=on}} 4 ft 10+78 in (1,495 mm) Toronto gauge

For articles written in US-English, it is possible to set parameter |engvar=en-US. In this situation, the US-English spelling is shown (metER):

{{track gauge|1000mm|allk=on|engvar=en-US}}1,000 mm (3 ft 3+38 in) meter gauge

Why not use {{Convert}}?


To convert a track gauge, using {{Convert}} comes to mind. For example, standard gauge:

  • {{Convert|1435|mm|ftin|abbr=on}} → 1,435 mm (4 ft 8.5 in)
However, this has some disadvantages. First of all, track gauges are defined by an institute, not just measured. The list of those defined track gauges is limited, and overseeable (today some 270 physical sizes are defined).
Using {{Track gauge}} allows us to track (follow) all articles with a specific gauge. This way the list can be made more accurate, correct and complete.
Also, the track definition can be directly linked to the sourcing article: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in).
Further more, the template allows to recognise named gauges such as "Russian gauge".

Tracking category

{{Track gauge}} detects that an undefined gauge is entered, and signal the page for maintenance. For example, metre gauge is only defined in metric. Entering an imperial size would categorise that article in Category:Articles using Template:Track gauge with unrecognized input (0).
ၶေႃႈမုၼ်းၸိူဝ်းၽၢႆႇတႂ်ႈၼႆႉ ပဵၼ် တူဝ်ထတ်းတႃႁၼ်(VisualEditor) ဢၼ်မီးတီႈ ဝီႇၶီႇၽီးတီးယႃးၼၼ်ႉ ယိူင်းဢၢၼ်း တႃႇဢဝ် ၶိူင်ႈၸိူဝ်းၼၼ်ႉ ၸႂ်ႉလႆႈတီႈ ဝီႇၶီႇၽီးတီးယႃးတႆးသေ ၸင်ႇလႆႈဢဝ် ပိူင် ၶေႃႈမုၼ်းထႅမ်းပလဵၵ်ႉ (TemplateData) ဢၼ်မီးတီႈ ဝီႇၶီႇၽီးတီးယႃး ဢိင်းၵလဵတ်ႈၼၼ်ႉ ႁဵတ်းဝႆႉပဵၼ် တီႈမၢႆတီႈတွင်းယဝ်ႉ။ ႁူမ်ႈဝႃႈ ပႆႇၸႂ်ႉၶိူင်ႈၸိူဝ်းၼၼ်ႉသေတႃႉ ပေႃးပဵၼ် ၵူၼ်းႁူႉလွင်ႈတႅမ်ႈပရူဝ်ႇၵရႅမ်ႇ (computer programming) ဢိတ်းဢွတ်းၵေႃႈ ႁႂ်ႈပေႃးႁၼ်လႆႈၸႅင်ႈလႅင်းလီၼႆသေ ၸၢင်ႈဢဝ်ၸႂ်ႉလႆႈ သၽေႃးတီႈၵႅပ်ႈမၼ်းလႆႈယူႇ။

Track gauge

The template formats a track gauge size into standard notation and adds the conversion into the imperial/metric (other) size

Template parameters[ၸတ်းၵၢၼ် ၶေႃႈမုၼ်းထႅမ်းပလဵၵ်ႉ]

Track gauge definition1

Defined track gauge, in mm or ft in. Also can accept: ' '', m, gauge name

Link top measurement unitslk

=on: adds link to the gauge defining article

Alternative nameal

=on: Add gauge name (if existing)

Alternative name, linkedallk

=on: Add gauge name (if existing) and link to its wiki page

Display converted gaugedisp

Separator for the converted value: 1=none (first value only); =s, /: slash separator; =''Any text'' (2 or more characters): Any literal text written between the two values.

(...) brackets
Which unit to mention firstfirst

=met: metric first; =imp: imperial first (default: input unit)

By input
Allow line wrapping of textnowrap

wrap=off, on, all: allows lin breaking between the two measurements. Default: on. 'all' disallows linebreaking wiothing an alternative name

Wikilink unitsunitlink

=on: do wikilink

Categorize pageaddcat

=no: do not categorize


When set to en-US, "metRE" is spelled "metER"

meter gauge only

no description


ထႅမ်းပလဵတ်ႉ:Navbox track gauge categories


External links; sources

Scaled rail models
DGEG (German) Spurweiten_Auswahl 107-Spurweiten_Auswahl Spurweiten_Auswahl