HO, short for Half-O, is 1:87 scale, running on 16.5mm gauge track, the same as is used for British HO/OO models). HO is 3.5mm to 1foot, compared to British OO at 1:76 scale, or 4mm to 1ft. Most European and American locos and rolling stock are larger than British equivalents, but because the scale is reduced the models are usually slightly smaller than in OO. European models will normally fit within the clearances used for British OO layouts, however the largest American locomotives and rolling stock may need additional clearance and larger radius curves in the layout.
We can order models from the Bachmann and Hornby International ranges, including prototypes from Europe, North America (USA/Canada/Mexico) and China. These ranges incorporate many well known brands, including Arnold, Rivarossi, Liliput, Joueff and Electrotren.
Currently available Bachmann ranges can be checked on the Bachmann UK website, The Hornby International ranges can be viewed at Hornby International.com. Please contact us with your requirements so we can confirm availability by telephone 01453 825381 or email email@example.com
We also have a range of Irish locomotive and coach models from Murphy Models.