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O Gauge

O Gauge (1:48)

"O" Gauge Trains were first manufactured by Lionel in 1900 so they are the oldest of the Scales and probably the most recognized. We are Lionel's largest dealer and an authorized service station. A typical piece of rolling stock would measure 10 3/8" Long X 2 5/8" Tall . The gauge is popular for customers building a permanent tabletop layout with operating accessories and buildings or for those looking for a small layout around the Christmas tree. There are numerous operating accessories which adds “action” to your trains. O gauge is divided into two categories: Traditional O Gauge and O Scale.

Traditional O Gauge:

  • Lionel’s popular Ready-To-Run Train Sets are traditional O Gauge and contain everything a customer needs to run their train – locomotive, rolling stock, oval of track, and power supply. Many are remote control and have train sounds as well as real puffing smoke. This is ideal for the first time buyer.
  • Christmas theme trains are popular choices for layouts around the Christmas Tree. Start with a Christmas Train Set and add popular Christmas Trains each year. A great way to start a family holiday tradition
  • A wide range of Locomotives, rolling stock and track products are available as well as operating and non-operating accessories to enhance your layout.
  • Geared toward the beginner and less sophisticated hobbyist.

O Scale:

  • More detailed and higher-end products designed to be replicas of the real full sized trains. Contains many small detailed parts.
  • Engines have sophisticated electronics such as the Lionel Legacy Control System and Lionel RailSounds to bring “real train” sounds to your model train layout.
  • Geared towards collectors and sophisticated hobbyists.

We also carry a full line of O Gauge Products: Although Lionel is the most popular brand, we carry many other brands that can be added to any O Gauge layout. Some brands offer complete O Gauge train lines while others only manufacture specific segments such as buildings. We carry MTH, Atlas, Williams by Bachmann, Bachmann Plasticville Buildings, Gar Graves Track, Walthers Cornerstone Series Buildings, Woodland Scenics Landscaping Materials as well as other railroading accessories.