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Australian 0 gauge model railway
Australian 0 gauge model railway

0 scale (or 0 gauge) is a scale commonly used for toy trains and model railroading. Originally introduced by German toy manufacturer Märklin around 1900, by the 1930s three-rail alternating current 0 gauge was the most common model railroad scale in the United States and remained so until the early 1960s. In Europe, its popularity declined before World War II due to the introduction of smaller scales. Britain stuck to a lower voltage direct current. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (855x509, 90 KB) Summary An O-gauge model railway. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (855x509, 90 KB) Summary An O-gauge model railway. ... A toy train. ... This article needs cleanup. ... An O scale Mitropa sleeping car made by Märklin Märklin (or Maerklin) is a German toy company, founded in 1859. ... The use of a Third rail in model railroading is a technique that is sometimes applied in order to facilitate easier wiring. ... City lights viewed in a motion blurred exposure. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


0 gauge had its heyday when model railroads were considered toys, with more emphasis placed on cost, durability, and the ability to be easily handled and operated by pre-adult hands. Detail and realism were secondary concerns, at best.


0 gauge remains a popular choice for hobbyists who enjoy running trains more than they enjoy other aspects of modeling, and collecting vintage 0 gauge trains is also popular. In addition, a number of changes in recent years have addressed the concerns of scale model railroaders, making 0 scale more popular, at least in the United States.


In the United Kingdom it is more popular amongst finescale modellers who prefer to make perfect models than run trains- 00, because of its low price and high availability is the choice for those who enjoy running their trains more.

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History

The name for 0 gauge and 0 scale is derived from 0 [zero] gauge or Gauge 0, because it was smaller than Gauge 1 and the other existing standards. At the time, it was believed to be impossible to make a toy train any smaller. It was created in part because manufacturers realized their best-selling trains were the smaller scales. 1 gauge is a toy train and model railroading standard, popular in the early 20th century, particularly with European manufacturers. ...


In the United States, manufacturers such as the Ives Manufacturing Company, American Flyer, and Lionel Corporation used 0 gauge for their budget line, marketing either Gauge 1 or Wide gauge (also known as standard gauge) as their premium trains. The Great Depression wiped out demand for the expensive larger trains, and by 1932, 0 gauge was the standard, almost by default. The Ives Manufacturing Company, an American toy manufacturer from 1899 to 1952, was the largest manufacturer of toy trains in the United States from 1990 until 1984, when Lionel Corporation overtook it in sales. ... This American Flyer S gauge 4-4-2 steam locomotive and tender dates from 1960 American Flyer was a popular brand of toy train and model railroad in the United States in the middle part of the 20th century. ... Lionel Corporation was an American toy manufacturer, specializing in toy trains and model railroads. ... Wide Gauge was an early model railway and toy train standard, introduced in the United States in 1906 by Lionel Corporation. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ...


Because of the emphasis on play value, the scale of pre-World War II 0 gauge trains varied. The Märklin specifications called for 1:43 scale. However, many designs were 1:48 scale or 1:64 scale. Entry-level trains, usually made of lithographed tinplate, were not scaled at all, made to whimsical proportions about the same length of an H0 scale ('half zero') piece, but about the same width and height of an 0 scale piece. Yet all of these designs ran on the same track, and, depending on the manufacturer(s) of the cars, could sometimes be coupled together and run as part of the same train. HO scale (H0 scale in continental Europe) is the most popular scale of model railway in most of the world outside the United Kingdom, where the slightly larger in scale OO gauge is most common. ...


After World War II, manufacturers started paying more attention to scale, and post-war locomotives and rolling stock tend to be larger and more realistic than their earlier counterparts. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Since the early 1990s, 0 scale manufacturers have begun placing more emphasis on realism, and the scale has experienced a resurgence in popularity, although it remains less popular than H0 or N scale. HO scale (H0 scale in continental Europe) is the most popular scale of model railway in most of the world outside the United Kingdom, where the slightly larger in scale OO gauge is most common. ... U.S. Prototype model of an N scale (1:160) Chesapeake and Ohio Railway 2-6-6-2 shown with a pencil for size N scale is the superior model railway size. ...


Standards

The differences in the various 0 gauge and 0 scale standards often confuse newcomers.


0 gauge and 0 scale

0 scale refers to models built to 1:43 scale, 7 mm:1 foot (1:43.5), 1:45 scale, or 1:48 scale. They may run on three-rail track, but more likely run on more realistic looking two-rail track using direct current. The height and spacing of the rails is not true to scale. Direct current (DC or continuous current) is the continuous flow of electricity through a conductor such as a wire from high to low potential. ...


0 gauge refers to tracks that are 114 in (32 mm) apart.


However, the two phrases are often also used interchangeably.


When used as a narrow gauge track, 0 gauge allows scales of 1:32 representing 1,000 mm (3 ft 3⅜in) gauge track. 1:20 representing 600 mm (1 ft 11½ in) narrow gauge railways. A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


027 gauge

027 gauge is a variant whose origins are slightly unclear. Some historians attribute its creation to A. C. Gilbert Company's American Flyer, but Ives used 027 track in its entry-level sets at least a decade before Gilbert bought Flyer. The A. C. Gilbert Company was an American toy company, once one of the largest toy companies in the world. ... This American Flyer S gauge 4-4-2 steam locomotive and tender dates from 1960 American Flyer was a popular brand of toy train and model railroad in the United States in the middle part of the 20th century. ... There are several people and things named Ives: Charles Ives, United States classical music composer Currier & Ives, U.S. lithographer Edward Ives, U.S. toymaker Frederick Ives, photography pioneer Harry Ives, U.S. toymaker Ives Manufacturing Company, American toy manufacturer (1868-1932) Ives (wine), a type of wine This is...


The modern standard for 027, however, was formalized after 1938 by Gilbert, who scaled the locomotives and rolling stock at 3/16 inches to the foot, or 1:64. After World War II, this practice was continued by Louis Marx and Company, who used it throughout its product line, and Lionel, who used it for its entry-level trains. 027 track is spaced at the same width as regular 0 gauge track, but is slightly shorter in height and has thinner rails than traditional 0 gauge track. A shim underneath the 027 track enables the use of 0 and O27 track together. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer from 1919 to 1978. ... Lionel, LLC is a designer and importer of toy trains and model railroads, based in Chesterfield Township, Michigan and currently in bankruptcy. ...


The 027 name comes from the size of the track's curves. A circle made of eight pieces of standard curved 0 gauge track will have a 31 inch (787 mm) diameter. A circle made of 8 pieces of curved 027 track is smaller, with a 27 inch (686 mm) diameter. Full-sized 0 cars sometimes have difficulty negotiating the tighter curves of an 027 layout. Although the smaller, tin lithographed cars by American Flyer, Marx, and others predate the formal 027 standard, they are also often called 027 because they also operate flawlessly on 027 track.


While the 027 standard is no longer used today by Lionel and others for new entry level sets, it remains popular with children and people who have limited space. 027 sets were usually the most "toy" like versions of 0 gauge trains.


Die-cast metal models compatible with 0 scale

Many manufacturers produce die-cast models of trucks, cars, buses, construction equipment and other vehicles in scales compatible with or similar to 0 scale model trains. These are available in 1:43 scale, 1:48 scale and 1:50 scale. Manufacturers include Conrad, NZG, Corgi and many others. These are popular with collectors and easy to find. 1:64 scale toys 1:24 scale including promotional models of Dodge Intrepid and Chevy Van The term Die-cast toy here refers to any toy or collectible model produced by using the casting method. ... // Conrad, John King of the World Conrad I of Germany Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor Conrad III of Germany Conrad IV of Germany Conrad V of Germany Conrad I, Duke of Bavaria Conrad II, Duke of Bavaria Conrad of Burgundy Conrad I, Duke of Carinthia Conrad II, Duke of Carinthia... The Welsh Corgi is a dog breed that originated in Wales. ...


Corgi's Bassett Lowke 0 gauge scale trains are planned for a re-launch in 2007 and a new range of detailed loco's, goods wagons and assosorcies will soon be announced via the Corgi website.


Exact scale standards

Dissatisfaction with these standards led to a more accurate standard for wheels and track, called Proto:48. This duplicates to exact scale the AAR track and wheel standards. Categories: Organization stubs | Rail transport | Industry trade groups ...


The track gauge normally used for 0 — 32 mm or the near-approximation 1¼ in — is correct for British 0 but not American. The difference between the two also explains why H0 is 1:87 - it is 3.5 mm to the foot, half of British 0, but is not extensively used to model British prototypes, which are mainly 4mm to the foot (double-O or OO).


Possibly because of the large size of American railroad systems, accurate scale modeling in standard gauge 0 gauge is rare in the United States, though narrow gauge modeling is much more common. As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... Comparison of standard gauge (blue) and one common narrow gauge (red) width. ...


Four common narrow gauge standards exist, and the difference between 0n3, 0n2, 0n30, and 0n18 is a frequent source of confusion. 0n3 is exact-scale 1:48 modeling of 3 foot (914 mm) gauge prototypes, while 0n30 is 1:48 modeling of 30 inch (762 mm) gauge prototypes, 0n2 is 1:48 modeling of 2 foot (610 mm) gauge prototypes, and 0n18 is 1:48 modeling of 18 inch (457 mm) gauge prototypes. 0n30 is also sometimes called 0n2½. On30 is the most common term used to describe the modelling of narrow gauge railways in O scale on HO (16. ...


Because 0n30's gauge closely matches that of H0 scale, 0n30 equipment typically runs on standard H0 scale track. 0n30 is considered by many to be the fastest growing segment of the model railroad hobby in general, and while many 0n30 modelers scratchbuild their equipment, commercial offerings in 0n30 are fairly common and sometimes very inexpensive, with Bachmann Industries being the most commonly found manufacturer. Bachmann's 0n30 trains are sometimes sold side by side with the company's H0 offerings. Scratch Building (also Scratch Build; Scratch Built, Scratch-Build, Scratch-building) is a term used by serious scale-modelers that describes creating a model by using model building stock in materials like plastic, metal, and wood, as opposed to starting with a commercial kit. ... Bachmann Industries is a Bermuda registered company that is based in Hong Kong, with its founding base and North American headquarters based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania specializing in model railroading. ...


Hobbyists who choose to model in any of these 0 gauge standards nevertheless end up building most, if not all, of their equipment either from kits or from scratch.


0 in the United States

US O Gauge
Typical US O gauge locomotive
Scale per foot: 1/4 inch to 1ft
Scale ratio: 1:48
Gauge: 32mm
Prototype Gauge: Standard gauge

In the United States, 0 gauge is defined as 1:48 (0.25 inches to the foot, "quarter inch scale" 1/4 inch equals one foot). This is also a common dollhouse scale, giving more options for buildings, figures, and accessories. Many 0 gauge layouts are also accessorized with 1:43 scale model cars. The concept of scale is applicable if a system is represented proportionally by another system. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ... For other uses, see Dollhouse (disambiguation). ... Metal die-cast model of a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Highly detailed die-cast model of a Porsche Carrera GT by Minichamps A model car is a miniature representation, or scale model, of an automobile or similar powered vehicle, generally reproducing the shapes of actually-produced vehicles. ...


While 1:48 is a very convenient scale for modeling using the Imperial system (a quarter-inch equals one scale foot), the discrepancy between 0 gauge in the United States and 0 gauge in Europe is attributed to Lionel misreading the original Märklin specifications. Lionel, LLC is a designer and importer of toy trains and model railroads, based in Chesterfield Township, Michigan and currently in bankruptcy. ...


Although Lionel is the most enduring brand of 0 gauge trains, a variety of manufacturers made trains in this scale. Prior to World War I, the majority of toy trains sold in the United States were German imports made by Märklin, Bing, Fandor, and other companies. World War I brought a halt to these German imports, and protective tariffs after the war made it difficult for them to compete. “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Bing may mean: Look up bing in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fandor was a German toy company that specialized in toy trains, particularly toys styled after American trains. ... Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        For other uses of this word, see tariff (disambiguation). ...


In between the two world wars, shorter-lived companies such as Dorfan, Hafner, Ives, and Joy Line competed with Lionel, Louis Marx and Company, American Flyer and Hornby. Many of these pre-war trains operated by clockwork or battery power and were made of lithographed tin. The sizes of the cars varied widely, as the standard for 0 gauge was largely ignored. Dorfan went out of business in 1934, while Ives was bought by Lionel, and Hafner and Joy Line were bought by Marx. Hornby withdrew from the U.S. market in 1930 after selling its U.S. factory to the A. C. Gilbert Company. Dorfan was an American toy company based in Newark, New Jersey, specializing in O gauge and Wide gauge toy trains. ... The Hafner Manufacturing Company was a maker of clockwork-powered O gauge toy trains, based in Chicago, Illinois, from 1914 to 1951. ... Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer from 1919 to 1978. ... Meccano is a model construction kit comprising re-usable metal strips, plates, angle girders, wheels, axles and gears, with nuts and bolts to connect the pieces. ... The A. C. Gilbert Company was an American toy company, once one of the largest toy companies in the world. ...


As early as 1938, the survivors Lionel, Marx, and American Flyer faced competition from Sakai, a Tokyo-based Japanese toy company who sold trains priced at the low end of the market. The product designs most closely resembled Lionel, but with Märklin-like couplers and detail parts that appeared to be copied from Ives. "Seki", another Japanese company, was an entirely different and independent company. For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ...


Between 1946 and 1976, the primary U.S. manufacturers of 0 gauge trains were Lionel and Marx, with American Flyer switching to the more-realistic S scale and the rest of the companies out of business. S gauge is a scale in model railroading. ...


Toy maker Unique Art produced a line of inexpensive 0 gauge trains from 1949 to 1951, but found itself unable to compete with Marx. Marx continued to make clockwork and battery-powered trains and lithographed cars into the 1970s, along with more realistic offerings that were sometimes difficult to distinguish from Lionel. Unique Art Manufacturing Company was an American toy company, founded in 1916, based in Newark, New Jersey that made toys, including wind-up mechanical toys, out of lithographed tin. ...


Sakai re-entered the U.S. market after World War II, selling trains that were often nearly identical to Marx designs and sometimes undercutting Marx's prices, from 1946 to 1969.


A company called American Model Toys brought out a line of realistic, detailed cars beginning in 1948. In 1953 it released a budget line. It ran into financial difficulty, reorganized under the name Auburn Model Trains, and ended up selling its line to Nashville, Tennessee-based Kusan, a plastics company who continued its production until 1961. The tooling was then sold to a small company run by Andrew (Andy) Kriswalus in Endicott, New York, who operated as Kris Model Trains, or KMT. Andy Kriswalus only produced the box, stock, and refrigerator cars from the Kusan dies, and on some of these cars he mounted die-cast trucks from the Kusan tooling. After Kriswalus' death, the tooling was sold to K-Line and Williams Electric Trains, who continued to use it to produce parts of their budget lines. “Nashville” redirects here. ... Endicott is a village in Broome County, New York, USA. The population was 13,038 at the 2000 census. ... This article refers to a Japanese shipping company. ... Williams Electric Trains is an American toy train and model railroad manufacturer, based in Columbia, Maryland. ...


From 0 gauge's beginnings up until the mid-1970s, the various manufacturers' trackside accessories would interoperate with one another, but the train cars themselves used couplers of differing designs, often making it difficult or impossible to use different manufacturers' cars together. The post-War consolidation did little to improve matters: Marx used three different standards, depending on the product line, and Lionel used two, so frequently the companies' own entry-level products were incompatible with their high-end products, let alone with the competition. Hobbyists who wanted differing standards to interoperate had to resort to replacing couplers.


After Marx went out of business in 1978, K-Line bought much of Marx's tooling and entered the marketplace. K-Line's early offerings changed little from the old Marx designs, other than a new brand name and a Lionel-compatible coupler, making K-Line's offerings completely interoperable with Lionel. This article refers to a Japanese shipping company. ...


As 0 gauge regained popularity in the 1990s it also started to regain manufacturers, and as of late 2003, no fewer than six companies market 0 gauge locomotives and/or cars, all theoretically interoperable with one another.


Lionel equipment retains a large collector following. Equipment from shorter-lived manufacturers prior to World War II is also highly sought after, while American Flyer and Marx are less so. Post-War Marx is gaining in popularity after years of being derided by serious collectors. There is little collector interest in Sakai today, possibly because of difficulty identifying the equipment and because the brand is much less widely known than its U.S. counterparts.


British O gauge

British O Gauge
British outline 0 gauge model railway at Kew Pumping Station
Scale per foot: 7mm to 1ft
Scale ratio: 1:43
Gauge: 32mm
Prototype Gauge: Standard gauge

In Britain, O gauge equipment is produced at a scale of 1:43, which is 7 mm to the foot (using the common British practice of modelling in metric prototypes originally produced using Imperial measurements). It's often called 7 mm scale for this reason. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 272 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) © Les Chatfield source: http://www. ... Kew is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in South West London. ... Pumping station Van Sasse in Grave, the Netherlands Pumping station Van Sasse in Grave, the Netherlands Pumping stations are facilities including pumps and equipment for pumping fluids from one place to another. ... The concept of scale is applicable if a system is represented proportionally by another system. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ...


Although toy trains were historically produced to this scale, O gauge's popularity in Europe and Britain died out after World War II, and the standard is rarer than in the United States. Modelling in O gauge in fact almost died out in Britain but enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s as modellers developed a new appreciation for the level of accurate detailing possible in this scale. Few ready to run models are produced in this scale; most are available only as kits for assembly by the modeller or a professional model-builder. O gauge is considered an expensive scale to model in, although the necessarily smaller scope of a larger-scaled layout mitigates this to some extent. The two dominant British manufacturers, Bassett-Lowke and Hornby, ceased production of O gauge trains in 1965 and 1969, respectively. However, Ace Trains and a revived Bassett-Lowke are once again producing tinplate O gauge sets, many of them reproductions of classic Hornby and Bassett-Lowke designs. Bassett-Lowke was a toy company, based in Northampton, England founded by Wenman Joseph Bassett-Lowke in 1898 or 1899 that specialized in model railways, model boats and ships, and construction sets. ... Hornby Railways is the leading brand of model railway in the United Kingdom. ...


A true-to-prototype version of British 7mm O gauge exists, called ScaleSeven (S7) which uses 33 mm gauge to represent British standard gauge in a scale of 1:43.5. ScaleSeven (S7) is a set of model railway standards for 1:43. ... As railways developed and expanded one of the key issues to be decided was that of the rail gauge (the distance between the two rails of the track) which should be used. ...


The British 1:43 rail scale gave birth to series of die cast cars and model commercial vehicles of the same scale which gradually grew in popularity and spread to France, the rest of Europe and North America at the same time that the rail models were becoming less popular. Die Cast cars are a type of Model car that are usually made of metal and plastic. ... A model commercial vehicle is a scale model that represents a commercial vehicle -- truck (lorry), bus, etc. ...


7mm scale is also popular for modelling narrow gauge railways, a section of the hobby supported by the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association. The 7mm Narrow Gauge Association is a United Kingdom based society for railway modellers interested in modelling narrow gauge railways in British O scale (7mm to the foot, or 1:43. ...


European 0 Gauge

0 scale is one of the scales defined by the NEM as 1:45 scale. However for historical reasons they use the number 'zero' rather than the letter as the name for the scale. NEM standards are the standards for model railroads issued by the MOROP. NEM stands for Normen Europäischer Modellbahnen (German) or Normes Européennes de Modélisme (French), both of which translates to European standards for model railroads). ...


A situation similar to that in Britain exists in continental Europe, although the market revolves less around kits and more around expensive hand-built metal models for the deep-pocketed collector. Additionally, Czech Republic-based Electric Train Systems started manufacturing and selling lithographed tin 1:45 scale trains in 1991, citing 0 gauge's advantages over smaller sizes for non-permanent floor layouts and outdoor layouts. The Spanish company Paya produces a smaller line of tinplate trains, based on designs dating back to 1906. Paya is a defunct Spanish manufacturer of reproduction tinplate toys, and some O gauge model trains. ...


In Germany a narrow gauge train set is produced by Fleischmann, running on 16.5 mm track, this scale is called 0e (750 mm prototype). The trains are marketed as children's toy trains (Magic Train), but are accurately built after Austrian prototypes and increased the interest in building narrow gauge layouts in Germany and Austria significantly. Since 2006 there are again some reasonably priced 0-scale plastic models available, manufactured by DCC developer Lenz . Fleischmann die-cast steam loco with modern driving trailer, in HO scale Fleischmann is a German manufacturer of model railroad products. ... On30 is the most common term used to describe the modelling of narrow gauge railways in O scale on HO (16. ...


0 in the Soviet Union

Between 1951 and 1969, a limited number of 0 gauge train sets were manufactured in the Soviet Union. Utilizing the same track and voltage as their U.S. counterparts, the colorful locomotives and cars resembled pre-World War II designs from U.S. manufacturers Lionel and American Flyer and the couplers were nearly identical to those of pre-war American Flyer. Some differences in U.S. and Soviet railroading were evident from comparing the Soviet sets with U.S. sets, particularly in the design of the boxcar, which looked like an American Flyer boxcar with windows added, reflecting the Soviets' use of box cars to haul livestock, as well as merchandise. International safety symbol Caution, risk of electric shock (ISO 3864), colloquially known as high voltage symbol. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Much like their American counterparts, Soviet 0 gauge trains were toys, rather than precision-scaled models.


See also

On30 is the most common term used to describe the modelling of narrow gauge railways in O scale on HO (16. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Rail transport modelling scales. ... One of the smallest (Z scale, 1:220) placed on the buffer bar of one of the largest (Live steam, 1:8) model locomotives. ...

External links

  • The Gauge 0 Guild, the main British society
  • San Diego Model Railroad Museum

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