Model Train Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi. Can anyone tell me what might be the most recommended O Scale Train brand? When considering versatility, detail, sounds, etc and of course quality.

I was just starting to plan a G Scale layout, but have decided to go O Scale. And learned that there are both O Gauge and O Scale, and that the O SCALE is to scale, while the Gauge is smaller. So I definitely want to do the O SCALE, but am having trouble deciding where to start!:eek:

How about track as well?

Thanks,

Jack
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,617 Posts
Weclome!

Yes, there are many subsets to O... Now, O gauge just refers to the track width (which remains constant for every type of O), and O scale refers to the scale of the cars... O scale is basically subdivided into two parts, known as O27 and just O... The first are the not-to-scale trains, and the latter are the true, 1:48 scale trains...

Here is an basic idea of what modern manufacturers produce, and I am sure there are some more product lines but I can not remember them off the top of my head:

Lionel:
O27 - "Traditional"
O - "Standard O"

MTH:
O27 - "Railking"
O - "Premier"

Atlas:
O27 - "Industrial Rail"
O - "Trainman" and "Big O Rolling Stock"
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top