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Old 09-06-2016, 09:53 AM   #61
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Leaving a breadcrumb here to other noobs with a Lionel postwar collection who didn't know: Within "O" scale, there's "Scale" and "Traditional" which appears to work out more like 1:48 and 1:56 respectively. An excellent dissection by Lee Willis with photographic examples is found here:
https://www.modeltrainforum.com/showp...5&postcount=32

and here:
https://www.modeltrainforum.com/showp...9&postcount=34
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:39 PM   #62
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Here is information on 00 scale that will help
you decide. It is used in Britain, much of Europe and
other parts of the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OO_gauge

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Old 03-09-2017, 09:52 PM   #63
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Maybe something like a ruler or a coin in the pictures for "scale" (no pun intended)
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:58 PM   #64
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And just how much does that short piece of 1:1 rail weigh?
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Old 03-11-2017, 12:57 PM   #65
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And just how much does that short piece of 1:1 rail weigh?
Most railroad track used for main line trains in the United States weighs at least 130 pounds per yard, or 43.33 pounds per foot.
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:07 PM   #66
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OO and HO size comparison

Most of the items in this photo are 1:76 OO scale models of English trains, except:

second shelf, two items at left are HO Sydney commuter cars.
third shelf, brown-and-cream car is HO, compare to OO versions of similar-style English cars on same shelf.
fourth shelf, diesel at left is HO painted for Victorian Railways.

HO scale models of English railway stock look noticeably smaller than American HO because of the smaller English loading gauge. OO scale bulks them up to a similar height and width, which in earlier years helped to fit available motors in the locos (according to references).

OO scale models of English passenger cars make them about the right size to resemble some older Australian passenger trains in HO. These mostly English-made trains in the photo were gifted to me from a friend in Australia, where modelers often made do with foreign-prototype models. Some of these passenger cars were repainted to cover up the original English markings.

English OO scale uses HO gauge track which equates to 4'1.5" gauge. This disparity has been explained in historical context:
http://www.doubleogauge.com/history/history.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OO_gauge
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Old 01-28-2018, 03:31 PM   #67
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I'm new at this, but I snagged a copy of the starter photo for this thread.

I already understood the differences in scale, but that photo makes it easier to explain.

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Old 02-04-2018, 10:59 AM   #68
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I have a collection of NYC Steam engines that I exhibit in the following scales and/or gauges:

G
O
On30
S
OO (American)
HO
HOn3
TT
N
Z
T
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:55 AM   #69
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I removed the "offending" graphic and the argument that followed.

In the future, please simply report any offending posts using the link at the left of every post. We can handle the moderating from there.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:38 PM   #70
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Love this pic. I am new to this Hobby. This is a great reference for me. Thank you.
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