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History of The OO Scale

OO Scale is the most popular standard-gauge model railroad track used to make model railways in the UK. OO Scale uses track that is 16.5 mm gauge.

Bing launched the OO scale in 1921 as “The Table Railway” with all the locomotives being powered by clockwork, the first electric power locomotives appeared in 1923. In 1932 Bing closed but the scale continued to be made by Trix. The Meccano Company launched a range of OO scale models named Hornby Dublo which continues to be the UK's most popular scale. The OO scale showed up for only 4 years in the United States when Lionel released its first models in 1938 lack of interest lead Lionel to discontinue the scale.

HO scale and OO scale run on the same track but the British models (OO scale) are larger then their American and European counterparts so they can not run properly on each others track.

Hornby Railways and Bachmann Branchline dominate the UK's market for OO scale over other scales simply by having more readily available starter sets and ready-to-run stock.

Westward 4mm Scale AEC Regent V Bus Kit
Westward 4mm Scale AEC Regent V Bus Kit
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Hornby 00 Gauge The Boxed Set Orient Express New old stock ..STUNNING....Z030
Hornby 00 Gauge The Boxed Set Orient Express New old stock ..STUNNING....Z030
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Hornby Orient Express, The Boxed Set
Hornby Orient Express,  The Boxed Set
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P&D Marsh OO Gauge PW11 Tividale Tram kit requires painting
P&D Marsh OO Gauge PW11 Tividale Tram kit requires painting
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N SCALE GRAHAM FARISH CP 3228 2-6-4 Standard Class 4MT Tank 80104 Z027
N SCALE GRAHAM FARISH CP 3228 2-6-4 Standard Class 4MT Tank 80104 Z027
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GMR GREAT MODEL RAILWAYS AIRFIX - CAERPHILLY CASTLE 4073 GREAT WESTERN - 54124-2
GMR GREAT MODEL RAILWAYS AIRFIX - CAERPHILLY CASTLE 4073 GREAT WESTERN - 54124-2
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P&D Marsh OO Gauge Z13 Gas lamps PAINTED (4) PAINTED
P&D Marsh OO Gauge Z13 Gas lamps PAINTED (4) PAINTED
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Triang Set 4 Accessories OO & HO Foundation Bridge Support R311 Hornby Railways
Triang Set 4 Accessories OO & HO Foundation Bridge Support R311 Hornby Railways
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Triang Set 3 Accessories OO & HO Foundation Bridge Support R312 Hornby Railways
Triang Set 3 Accessories OO & HO Foundation Bridge Support R312 Hornby Railways
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Vintage OO HO Scale Wood Boxcar Body w Instructions
Vintage OO HO Scale Wood Boxcar Body w  Instructions
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HO Scale Hornby #R8077 Left Hand Express Point
HO Scale Hornby #R8077 Left Hand Express Point
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HO Scale Hornby #R8078 Right Hand Express Point
HO Scale Hornby #R8078 Right Hand Express Point
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HO Scale Hornby #R8074 Left Hand Curved Point
HO Scale Hornby #R8074 Left Hand Curved Point
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HO Scale Hornby #R8075 Right Hand Curved Point
HO Scale Hornby #R8075 Right Hand Curved Point
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Hornby: The Official Illustrated History
Hornby: The Official Illustrated History
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