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HO Scale (1:87.1)

HO (pronounced "aitch-oh") is the best selling model railroading scale in the world. The products and resources available to HO modeling are vast. Here we try to highlight notable current offerings.
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Pikestuff
Manufacturer profile of Pikestuff Models.

BLMA Models
Manufacturer profile of BLMA Models.

Introduction to HO / OO Scale Model Trains
Introduction to HO and OO scale model trains.

Kato's HO Unitrack WGH Plan Set
Kato's HO Unitrack WGH Plan Set is an excellent Unitrack starter set for HO enthusiasts.

HO Scale Trains Resource
An HO resource site with pages devoted to various manufacturers and their HO offerings.

HO Railroading.net
Small HO railroading resource site.

PRR Northeast Corridor
A truly impressive HO layout based on the Pennsylvania Railroad's Northeast Corridor. The layout features catenary operation; they say "four tracks wide and electrified".

Railroady.com's English Language Page
This Dutch site features an HO layout of the Western United States located in the Dutch Railroad Museum. Lots of wonderful photos.

The Roundhouse
A site for those new to HO model railroading.

Westport Terminal
Wolfgang Dudler's Westport Terminal virtual tour. It should be noted that Wolfgang is a German in Germany modeling his own fictional American railroad. Excellent site!

Scale vs. Standard Knuckle Couplers
In recent years, the size of HO scale knuckle couplers has been shrinking. Why does it matter?

HO Scale Knuckle Coupler Guide

There are many makers of knuckle couplers in HO scale. All are compatable with each other, although specialty couplers like scale or shelf knuckles may have some difficulty coupling or uncoupling automatically when coupled to a knuckle from a different brand.

Blackstone Models Gondola Car - Blackstone Models Gondola Car Product Review
Blackstone Models Gondola Car - Blackstone Models Gondola Car Product Review

Blackstone Models D&RGW 5500 Series Stock Car Review
Product Review of Blackstone Models D&RGW 5500 series stock cars HOn3 models.

Blackstone Models Gondola Car - Blackstone Models Gondola Car Product Review
Blackstone Models Gondola Car - Blackstone Models Gondola Car Product Review

Blackstone Models Gondola Car - Blackstone Models Gondola Car Product Review
Blackstone Models Gondola Car - Blackstone Models Gondola Car Product Review

Blackstone Models Gondola Car - Blackstone Models Gondola Car Product Review
Blackstone Models Gondola Car - Blackstone Models Gondola Car Product Review

Blackstone Models 3000 Boxcar - Blackstone Models 3000 Boxcar Product Review
Product review of Blackstone Models HOn3 D&RGW Economy Door boxcars.

Blackstone Models 3000 Boxcar - Blackstone Models 3000 Boxcar Product Review
Product review of Blackstone Models HOn3 D&RGW 3000 series boxcar.

ExactRail Depressed Center Flatcar
ExactRail's depressed center flatcar takes its cues from several prototypes.

ExactRail 5244 Boxcar Review
ExactRail's 5244 boxcar HO model recreates a common prototype in great detail at a good cost.

Atlas HO Gold Line U30C
Product Review of the Atlas HO scale Gold Line U30C

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