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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

American OO Today, Episode 4: Models Available in 1938

UPDATE: This video as will be quickly seen has gone corrupt, the video size ratio is wrong (elongated). It may still be viewed here, but I have hidden it from YouTube (end of update).

Lionel introduced their OO line in 1938. However, regular readers certainly know that they were not the first maker of American OO models. This short video features in operation a cross section of models that were on the market in 1938 by makers other than Lionel, in particular Scale-Craft and Nason, with one Lionel car as a bonus.

The Nason gas electric and Scale-Craft 4-4-2 that I have written about recently are featured, and there are a couple other surprises in this video, which I will describe tomorrow in a final post before slowing down a bit on the website. Enjoy! Finally, if you want to see a Lionel 1938 set in operation, there are at least two videos on YouTube already, check them out here.

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