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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 branch line model railways
bachmann branch line  model railways
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Vintage OO Scale Wood & Brass Santa Fe SFRD Boxcar
Vintage OO Scale Wood & Brass Santa Fe SFRD Boxcar
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Vintage OO HO Scale Wood Metal Great Northern Boxcar
Vintage OO HO Scale Wood Metal Great Northern Boxcar
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12PCS 1?200 Z Scale Model Lighted Cars With 3V LEDs Lights for Building Layout
12PCS 1?200 Z Scale Model Lighted Cars With 3V LEDs Lights for Building Layout
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OO HO Model Train Boxcar Oil Tanker Caboose MORE Collection Tracking Software CD
OO HO Model Train Boxcar Oil Tanker Caboose MORE Collection Tracking Software CD
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Vintage OO Scale Boxcar Cardboard Side Panels Canadain Pacific
Vintage OO Scale Boxcar Cardboard Side Panels Canadain Pacific
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Vintage OO HO Scale Box Car Cardboard Side Panels Southern 12534
Vintage OO HO Scale Box Car Cardboard Side Panels Southern 12534
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Vintage OO Scale Boxcar Cardboard Side Panels Dry Ice Car
Vintage OO Scale Boxcar Cardboard Side Panels Dry Ice Car
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2pcs Model Cars Buses 1:75 OO Scale Railway Layout Plastic NEW Free Shipping
2pcs Model Cars Buses 1:75 OO Scale Railway Layout Plastic  NEW Free Shipping
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12PCS 1?100 TT HO Scale Model Lighted Car With 3V LED Light for Building Layout
12PCS 1?100 TT HO  Scale Model Lighted Car With 3V LED Light for Building Layout
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4pcs Model Cars Unpainted Buses 1:75 OO Scale Railway Layout Model Kits NEW
4pcs Model Cars Unpainted  Buses 1:75 OO Scale Railway Layout Model Kits NEW
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OO Replica Railways Bath & Corsham plank wagon, NIB
OO Replica Railways Bath & Corsham plank wagon,  NIB
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P&D Marsh OO Gauge Z33 Man fishing from row boat PAINTED
P&D Marsh OO Gauge Z33 Man fishing from row boat PAINTED
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200 x 5mm Bi-Color LEDs Red Green 3-Pins Center Cathode
200 x 5mm Bi-Color LEDs Red Green 3-Pins Center Cathode
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HORNBY 0-6-0 with cars  00 gauge 
HORNBY 0-6-0 with cars  00 gauge 
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