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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.

P&D Marsh OO Gauge Z27 Yard detail set 4 PAINTED
P&D Marsh OO Gauge Z27 Yard detail set 4 PAINTED
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Vintage OO Scale Boxcar Cardboard Side Panels Union Pacific
Vintage OO Scale Boxcar Cardboard Side Panels Union Pacific
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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
Price: $395.00 (0 Bids)
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300 pcs 3mm Light Emitting Diode Assorted 3 Colors LEDs + Free Resistors
300 pcs 3mm Light Emitting Diode Assorted 3 Colors LEDs + Free Resistors
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5034 Heki Single Track Straight Tunnel With Arch 370mm HO OO Gauge Model Railway
5034 Heki Single Track Straight Tunnel With Arch 370mm HO OO Gauge Model Railway
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Marklin 42992 DB Car Set "Westerland"
Marklin 42992 DB Car Set "Westerland"
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Bachmann 32-260DC Austerity BR Black DCC Decoder Installed OO HO
Bachmann 32-260DC Austerity BR Black DCC Decoder Installed OO HO
Price: $198.98 (0 Bids)
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Lionel OO 00 Gauge Caboose Kit OO47K 0047K
Lionel OO   00 Gauge Caboose Kit OO47K   0047K
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MODELMASTER BR401 BR WAGON NUMBERS 1965-90 DECALS WATERSLIDE TRANSFERS
MODELMASTER BR401 BR WAGON NUMBERS 1965-90 DECALS   WATERSLIDE TRANSFERS
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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 #R8077 Left Hand Express Point
HO Scale Hornby #R8077 Left 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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Metcalfe OO Platform Kit PO216
Metcalfe OO Platform Kit PO216
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Metcalfe Oo Gauge Warehouse And Mill
Metcalfe Oo Gauge Warehouse And Mill
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