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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.

Bachmann Scencraft Branch-Line 44-533 OO Scale Set of 8 Mini Coopers
Bachmann Scencraft  Branch-Line 44-533 OO Scale Set of 8 Mini Coopers
Price: $15.95 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 29m
Bachmann Branch-Line OO Item No. 34-150 Collett 60? BR 1st 2nd Coach
Bachmann Branch-Line  OO  Item No. 34-150 Collett  60? BR 1st 2nd  Coach
Price: $35.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 12h 42m
Bachmann Branch-Line OO Item No. 34-175 Collett 60? BR 2nd Class Brake Coach
Bachmann Branch-Line  OO  Item No. 34-175 Collett  60? BR 2nd Class Brake Coach
Price: $35.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 13h 2m
Bachmann Branch-Line OO Item No. 34-200 Collett 60? BR 2nd Coach - Maroon
Bachmann Branch-Line  OO  Item No. 34-200  Collett  60? BR 2nd Coach - Maroon
Price: $35.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 13h 28m
Hornby Dublo Tender , Canadian Pacific , Atholl tender re-done from original
Hornby Dublo   Tender ,  Canadian Pacific , Atholl tender  re-done from original
Price: $39.26 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 19h 30m
P&D Marsh OO Gauge PW11 Tividale Tram kit requires painting
P&D Marsh OO Gauge PW11 Tividale Tram kit requires painting
Price: $45.82 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 22h 9m
Hornby 00 - #R2263 EX GWR 0-4-0T Lynne & Co. Collieries Industrial Locomotive
Hornby 00 - #R2263 EX GWR 0-4-0T Lynne & Co. Collieries Industrial Locomotive
Price: $75.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 22h 56m
Triang Stephenson Rocket OO scale engine and cars
Triang Stephenson Rocket OO scale engine and cars
Price: $125.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1d 4h 1m
Gilbow Exclusive First Editions 1 76 OO Scale, AEC Mammoth Tipper Truck Tarmac
Gilbow Exclusive First Editions 1 76  OO Scale,  AEC Mammoth Tipper Truck Tarmac
Price: $11.47 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1d 12h 19m
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
Price: $11.47 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1d 12h 19m
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
Price: $11.47 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1d 12h 19m
1950'S SANTA FE 53201 T.N TIN PASSANGER TRAIN CARRIAGE
1950'S SANTA FE 53201 T.N TIN PASSANGER TRAIN CARRIAGE
Price: $47.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1d 13h 29m
GMR GREAT MODEL RAILWAYS AIRFIX - CAERPHILLY CASTLE 4073 GREAT WESTERN - 54124-2
GMR GREAT MODEL RAILWAYS AIRFIX - CAERPHILLY CASTLE 4073 GREAT WESTERN - 54124-2
Price: $219.99 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1d 14h 14m
Hornby Dublo CANADIAN PACIFIC TRANSFERS ONLY set , new
Hornby Dublo CANADIAN PACIFIC  TRANSFERS ONLY  set ,  new
Price: $38.51 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1d 19h 44m
Hornby Dublo CANADIAN PACIFIC TRANSFERS ONLY ENGINE , new
Hornby Dublo CANADIAN PACIFIC  TRANSFERS ONLY  ENGINE ,  new
Price: $11.75 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1d 19h 44m