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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.

Hornby Meccano OO Scale Lot
Hornby Meccano OO Scale Lot
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P&D Marsh OO Gauge PW143 Dual carriageway style lights (5) castings to paint
P&D Marsh OO Gauge PW143 Dual carriageway style lights (5) castings to paint
Price: $9.96 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 40m
AIRFIX SIGNAL COUNTRY HO & GAUGE SCALE MODEL CONSTRUCTION KIT 61 4 SPAN ENGLAND
AIRFIX SIGNAL COUNTRY HO & GAUGE SCALE MODEL CONSTRUCTION KIT 61 4 SPAN ENGLAND
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Hornby R920 Insulated Rail Joiners (Fishplates) HO OO Gauge (12-Pack)
Hornby R920 Insulated Rail Joiners (Fishplates) HO OO Gauge (12-Pack)
Price: $11.61 (0 Bids)
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Hornby R8225 00 Gauge Track Extension Pack E
Hornby R8225 00 Gauge Track Extension Pack E
Price: $35.03 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 6h 42m
Hornby R8222 00 Gauge Track Extension Pack B
Hornby R8222 00 Gauge Track Extension Pack B
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Sale Ends: 6h 46m
Eurostar Train set by Hornby
Eurostar Train set by Hornby
Price: $60.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 6h 55m
Hornby R8224 00 Gauge Track Extension Pack D
Hornby R8224 00 Gauge Track Extension Pack D
Price: $65.84 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 8h 7m
Hornby R1173 OO Scale Western Master Digital Train Set with eLink
Hornby R1173 OO Scale Western Master Digital Train Set with eLink
Price: $240.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 11h 18m
Hornby R1177 OO Scale Gloucester City Pullman Train Set
Hornby R1177 OO Scale Gloucester City Pullman Train Set
Price: $235.00 (0 Bids)
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HORNBY R6392 3 Assorted Plank Wagons Weathered
HORNBY R6392 3 Assorted Plank Wagons Weathered
Price: $79.99 (0 Bids)
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Hornby R1125 OO Scale Somerset Belle Digital Train Set
Hornby R1125 OO Scale Somerset Belle Digital Train Set
Price: $286.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 11h 18m
Hornby R8217 00 Gauge TrakMat Track
Hornby R8217 00 Gauge TrakMat Track
Price: $31.43 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 12h 49m
Hornby R8228 00 Gauge Building Extension Pack 2
Hornby R8228 00 Gauge Building Extension Pack 2
Price: $65.84 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 13h 32m
100PCS Boutique 1:75 Scale Hand Painted Layout Model People Figure
100PCS Boutique 1:75 Scale Hand Painted Layout Model People Figure
Price: $14.53 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 15h 57m