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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.

Walthers 933-3519 Bulk Transfer Conveyor HO Scale Un-Build Kit
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Marklin 43809-03 CFL Commuter Coach 1-2 kl. Luxembourg
Marklin 43809-03 CFL Commuter Coach 1-2 kl. Luxembourg
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AIRFIX RAILWAY SYSTEM "GREAT WESTERN SUBURBAN TRAIN SET" UNUSED
AIRFIX RAILWAY SYSTEM  "GREAT WESTERN SUBURBAN TRAIN SET" UNUSED
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P&D Marsh OO Gauge Z29 Fisherman with rod and tacklebox PAINTED
P&D Marsh OO Gauge Z29 Fisherman with rod and tacklebox PAINTED
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Marklin 320 S DB Closed Goods car with Closing Lights of 1954 OKT
Marklin  320 S  DB Closed Goods car with Closing Lights of 1954 OKT
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Marklin 321 G DB Rungen Wagen with wood load of 1952 OVP
Marklin  321 G  DB Rungen Wagen with wood load of 1952 OVP
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Marklin 346 2J 4009 CIWL Dining Car Blue of 1956 OKT vers. 7
Marklin  346 2J   4009 CIWL Dining Car Blue of 1956 OKT vers. 7
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Marklin 346 4 4012 DB Bagage Coach green of 1955
Marklin  346 4  4012 DB Bagage Coach green of 1955
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Marklin 346 4 4012 DB Bagage Coach green of 1955 OVP
Marklin  346 4  4012 DB Bagage Coach green of 1955 OVP
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MODELMASTER BR241 BR SOUTHERN EMU NUMBERS 1948-65 DECALS WATERSLIDE TRANSFERS
MODELMASTER BR241 BR SOUTHERN EMU NUMBERS 1948-65 DECALS   WATERSLIDE TRANSFERS
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5 piece MG automobile Set 76SET42 OO 1:76 Oxford Die-cast England
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Lot 300 #2-56 x 7 16" Miniature Stainless Steel Machine Screws Pan Head Phillips
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Gilbow Exclusive First Editions 1 76 or OO Scale, Atkinson 8W Flat Bed Suttons
Gilbow Exclusive First Editions 1 76 or OO Scale,  Atkinson 8W Flat Bed Suttons
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Gilbow EFE 1 76 OO Scale, AEC Mammoth 3 Axle Box Van London Carriers
Gilbow EFE 1 76  OO Scale,  AEC Mammoth  3 Axle Box Van London Carriers
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Gilbow Exclusive First Editions 1 76 OO Scale, AEC Mammoth Tipper Truck Tarmac
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