O Scale Model Railroading
O Gauge is a very popular scale due to its relatively large size
and extensive detail.
This scale is the normal scale for Lionel, the most well known name
in model railroading.

Ratio
1:48 Scale
On30 is also 1:48 scale but it uses HO gauge track.

Pricing
Engines: A typical basic O gauge locomotive will range from as low as $200.00 for a very basic diesel engine to
$1,000.00 or more for a large detailed steam locomotive.

Rolling Stock: O gauge rolling stock can run as little as $20.00 for a very basic tank car to $150.00
or more for detailed passenger cars.

Structures: O gauge buildings can run anywhere from $25.00 to $400.00 or more depending on size and detail.

Space Requirement
A classic figure 8 style setup in O gauge will measure roughly 60 by 136 inches.

Why Choose O Scale?
O gauge offers great detail and realism in a size that still allows for indoor layout design.
The size also makes scratch building and layout detailing
simple as pieces tend to be large enough for easy handling.

Resources
One of the best resources for any model railroader is simply asking someone
with experience questions about the hobby.
Feel free to contact anyone on our staff via the information listed on our Contact Us page.