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oldest HO Model?
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 Posted: Wed Nov 23rd, 2016 11:33 am
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Robert Comerford
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To find the earliest HO model you would have to go back to those made by a group of London modellers who invented the scale in the early 1920's.
Might be lucky and see a Stewart-Reidpath model come up for auction one day.

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 Posted: Wed Nov 23rd, 2016 11:42 am
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p.s. the legend about motor size being the reason for British OO was debunked many years ago during an interview by Cyril Freezer with a man that worked for Bassett-Lowke at the time. It was Greenly's insistence on very wide wheels.
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 Posted: Wed Nov 23rd, 2016 02:32 pm
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At the moment, you can find a sample of the oldest commercially available H0 on ebay-UK
It dates from the 1920's as does this operating electrical set  featured in this video  ( Very GWR )

A late P.S.
For those interested in how Basset-Lowke and Bing worked together on the UK market: read here

Last edited on Thu Nov 24th, 2016 07:36 am by Helmut



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