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'.
Last edited on Mon Nov 14th, 2016 10:06 pm by Helmut F
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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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.
Last edited on Tue Nov 15th, 2016 02:33 am by Helmut F