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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 05:05 am
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Helmut F
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Can anyone tell me if all of the Crown Edition locomotives were actual O scale?  Or were they also made in traditional/semi-scale?

If it matters, I am only looking at steam.

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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 08:53 am
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Hi Helmut :wave:

Congratulations, another Thread started !

You could try Googling it.
But in my 'opinion'
(& that's exactly what it is)
If it chuffs along on 32mm track
Then it's O-Scale . . .

Do the locos look 'right' to you ?

If the hat fits, wear it ! :cb:

:moose:

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Si,
the problem is that there is of course traditional and semi-scale O which is more like 1:64 and actual O scale 1:48.

I am wondering if anyone knows if the Williams Crown Edition locomotives are actual O scale before I buy it. I suppose I could ask for dimensions, but just an overall length does nto tell you about any 'selective compression'.

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I will bet that Williams' locos are 1:48 scale. They are more concerned with a quality product that interests "scale" dudes. Lionel is about the only tinplate (3 rail) products that were sold as "O" but were more "S". Anybody else know of another?

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 Posted: Mon Nov 14th, 2016 10:32 pm
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Woodie,
so far everything I have found has confirmed that. I posted over at OGR this morning and everyone is confirming that the Crown Edition line is all scale. they might be lacking a bit of detail (that can be added if one wishes), but they are brass and probably perfect for an outdoor layout. Williams did have other stuff that was semi-scale; it seems Crown Edition is somewhat equivalent to MTH Premier.

FWIW, I have an Atlas Atlantic that is traditional/semi-scale. If you recall the scale comparison photo I posted a couple months back it was the same size as an AF Atlantic.

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Yes, speaking strictly of the 5 I have (look in the Gallery for my photos).

The Williams by Bachmann USRA 4-6-2 I have is semi-scale (not brass/Crown Edition). Again, see photos in Gallery.

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