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Ian MacMillan

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OO to HO
« on: December 19, 2007, 03:02:38 PM »
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I know the proportions, but in terms of looks how far off is OO from HO scale?

I want to get a few Bachmann Class 158s as they look pretty kick a$$, and I also love the horns on em. I think they would be pretty neat for "experimental commuter DMU" testing on my layout
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Re: OO to HO
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007, 03:26:44 PM »
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Ian, if you are referring to UK Class 158 DMU's, they'd probably fit right in with US "HO". IIRC, British rolling stock is about 8'6" wide as opposed to US 10'6".  102"/76x87=117", while 10'6" is 126". The only place you might have a problem is length, if the cars are 80 ft. or longer. An 85' OO car would be 97' in HO!
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Re: OO to HO
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2007, 03:27:16 PM »
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Bigger. 1:76.2 vs 1:87 (but running on prototypically incorrect 16.5mm track ie HO track)

Sorta midway between HO and S.

So they'd be oversized compared to your HO models.
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Re: OO to HO
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2007, 04:48:02 PM »
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Damnit....I really like those DMU sets. :-\ :(
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