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Brief History of 0 Scale

The 0 scale was introduced around 1900 by toy maker Marklin it ran on a three-rail alternating current gauge. The 0 scale got it's name from being smaller then gauge 1 and it was believed that it would be impossible to make a toy train any smaller then the 0 scale.

Manufacturers such as American Flyer, Ives Manufacturing Company and Lionel were using 0 scale as their budget line of trains in the United States. When the Great Depression hit it completely crushed the market for the larger more expensive trains making the 0 scale the standard model railroad system.

Pre-World War II saw wild variations as train manufactures focused more on the fun whimsical aspects of the trains. Few trains followed any standards or were properly scaled. After World War II the manufacturers started paying attention to details and created more realistically scaled locomotives and rolling stock. Over the years the 0 scale trains have continued to become more realistic.

LIONEL MODERN O 8303 AMTRAK GG1 ELECTRIC POWER ENGINE 537794
LIONEL MODERN O 8303 AMTRAK GG1 ELECTRIC POWER ENGINE 537794
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MTH PREMIER 20-9400L PEPPER PACKING REFRIGERATED BOX BRAND NIB RATED C9
MTH PREMIER 20-9400L PEPPER PACKING REFRIGERATED BOX  BRAND NIB RATED C9
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Lionel new Lionel Little Lines Wizard of Oz steam engine, tender, go
Lionel new Lionel Little Lines Wizard of Oz steam engine,  tender,  go
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(2) WEAVER ULTRA LINE O GAUGE, 3-RAIL, 3-BAY COAL HOPPERS w LOADS, CNW
(2) WEAVER ULTRA LINE O GAUGE, 3-RAIL,  3-BAY COAL HOPPERS w LOADS,  CNW
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Lionel Gond PS-5 w Containers N&W Norfolk & Western 6-17478 O scale P O [96]
Lionel Gond PS-5 w  Containers  N&W Norfolk & Western 6-17478 O scale P O [96]
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MTH RAIL KING CONRAIL BAY WINDOW CABOOSE 30-7717 L7430
MTH RAIL KING CONRAIL BAY WINDOW CABOOSE 30-7717 L7430
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30-2447-1 MTH RAIL KING LO-V METROPOLITAN GREEN 4 CAR SET W PROTO SOUND 2.0 MTA
30-2447-1 MTH RAIL KING LO-V METROPOLITAN GREEN 4 CAR SET W  PROTO SOUND 2.0 MTA
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Lionel plate girder bridge 214
Lionel plate girder bridge 214
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WEAVER U2314 UNION PACIFIC 3 BAY COAL HOPPER RD # 20395, 3 RAIL O GAUGE
WEAVER U2314 UNION PACIFIC 3 BAY COAL HOPPER RD # 20395,   3 RAIL  O GAUGE
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G Gauge RailKing MTH Dealer Appreciation Unibody Tank Car Caterpillar #789206
G Gauge RailKing MTH Dealer Appreciation Unibody Tank Car Caterpillar #789206
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Lionel No.455 Oil Derrick & Pumper Licensed Reproduction Box
Lionel No.455 Oil Derrick & Pumper Licensed Reproduction Box
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LIONEL TRAIN SYLVESTER AND TWEETY ALL ABIRRED RAILROAD FREIGHT BOX CAR 6-19286
LIONEL TRAIN SYLVESTER AND TWEETY ALL ABIRRED RAILROAD FREIGHT BOX CAR 6-19286
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Lionel 6-9757 Central Georgia Box Car w Orginal Box -Excellent Vintage Condition
Lionel 6-9757 Central Georgia Box Car w Orginal Box -Excellent Vintage Condition
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MTH Rail King 30-7675 I Love Trains Limited Edition Flatcar with Trailer Dino Ex
MTH Rail King 30-7675 I Love Trains Limited Edition Flatcar with Trailer Dino Ex
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Lionel Southern Pacific 4060 Diesel Locomotive O Gauge Train
Lionel Southern Pacific 4060 Diesel Locomotive O Gauge Train
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