O (1:48 Scale) A History

O Scale in the United States can be traced back to 1915. At the time, it was the smallest available scale compared to the Standard Gauge trains of the era. Now considered the largest of the traditional indoor model railroading scales, it’s large size and durable models make it the perfect scale for introducing young newcomers into the hobby.

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