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Hornby OO Scale Locomotives

Hornby OO Scale Locomotives

OO or Double OO model railways are among the most popular sizes of trains and tracks that model train enthusiasts love. The scale ratio is 1:72.2 of the original prototype size with track or model gauges 16.5 millimetres wide. Hornby is one of the major players of locomotives and OO model trains and has been manufacturing this scale since the 1930s.

What Locomotives are in the Hornby range?

The designs and decorations of Hornby 00 Scale locomotives encompass just about every type of train you can imagine from those on real tracks since the time of the steam engine to those in popular childrens fiction.

  • Purpose: Youll find industrial locomotives to pull freight or sleek and slick locomotives for commuter trains. For historical tracks and enthusiasts, there is the Flying Scotsman 00 Scale model train locomotive or the Princess Elizabeth. Australian locomotives include a double-ended diesel from the NSW and Victorian Railways.
  • Fictional: Buddying young model train enthusiasts might enjoy Hornbys Thomas the Tank Engine locomotive and set, or for Harry Potter fans, there is the Hornby Hogwarts Express.

What Do I Need to Start a Model Railway?

If youre new to the model railway hobby, there are a few bits and pieces you will need to keep in mind as you plan your track, and some terms you will soon get to know.

  • Scale: The scale is the proportion of the model in direct contrast to the size of a real train. There are 11 common scales.
  • Gauge: The gauge is the width of the track, and pretty much comparable to the width of the individual models.
  • Layouts: The choice is yours whether you start with a full train set with a predetermined layout, or build your own oval, circle, or winding journey through different terrain from individual pieces. Bear in mind the space you will need to set it up depending on the size of your models and your track.
  • Power: Model railways usually run on DC electricity or analogue. Older models may use battery power, and Hornby Model Trains include 00 Scale locomotives that run on live steam. Newer designs may use digitally operating (DCC).