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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.

MM Lionel 154-23 Postwar Automatic Highway Signal Envelope Sealed NOS
MM Lionel 154-23 Postwar Automatic Highway Signal Envelope Sealed NOS
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Lionel 6830 Flat Car w Submarine VG+ Original Condition w C-7 Original Box
Lionel 6830 Flat Car w Submarine VG+ Original Condition w C-7 Original Box
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Lionel Scale Sized Banjo Signal #6-14149 NIB
Lionel Scale Sized Banjo Signal #6-14149 NIB
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LIONEL #736 BERKSHIRE BOX FOR LOCOMOTIVE - Beautiful
LIONEL #736 BERKSHIRE BOX FOR LOCOMOTIVE - Beautiful
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MM Lionel 155-43 Postwar Blinking Light Signal w Bell Envelope Sealed NOS
MM Lionel 155-43 Postwar Blinking Light Signal w Bell Envelope Sealed NOS
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Lionel Holiday Collection - Christmas Tree w 400E Train 6-14125 NIB!
Lionel Holiday Collection - Christmas Tree w  400E Train 6-14125 NIB!
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(2) MARX Tin Litho Girard Whistling Train Stations w Original Boxes
(2) MARX Tin Litho Girard Whistling Train Stations w  Original Boxes
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POSTWAR LIONEL 736W Tender w Whistle w Original Box (Works)
POSTWAR LIONEL 736W Tender w  Whistle w Original Box (Works)
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Lionel 6-9501 Aberdeen Passenger Car O Scale W Box Milwaukee Road! Illuminated
Lionel 6-9501 Aberdeen Passenger Car O Scale W Box Milwaukee Road! Illuminated
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POSTWAR LIONEL 2560 Lionel Lines Crane Car, Black Boom (1946-47)
POSTWAR LIONEL 2560 Lionel Lines Crane Car,  Black Boom (1946-47)
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LIONEL 6-19865 PETES PLACE FRESHWATER FISH OPERTATING AQUARIUM CAR NEW BOXED
LIONEL 6-19865 PETES PLACE FRESHWATER FISH OPERTATING AQUARIUM CAR  NEW BOXED
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LIONEL ENGINE 2037
LIONEL ENGINE 2037
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MM Lionel 362-94 Postwar Barrel Loader Envelope NOS
MM Lionel 362-94 Postwar Barrel Loader Envelope NOS
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LIONEL 6- 29228 PENNSY TURBINE COMMEMORATIVE BOX CAR NEW BOXED
LIONEL 6- 29228  PENNSY  TURBINE  COMMEMORATIVE    BOX   CAR   NEW BOXED
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LIONEL HUDSON 5344 JIe Catalog
LIONEL HUDSON 5344 JIe Catalog
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