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Places to Buy Discount O Scale Model Trains?

I have been thinking about getting into O scale model railroading for a while now. I am currently modeling in HO and N but just curious as to if there is any place to buy O scale items cheap, since everything seems extremely expensive.
I am not intending to move to a larger scale. I want to stay with my current scales, but considering O scale as well.

I fully understand the attraction to the larger scales. If you check eBay there is usually someone selling Atlas O Scale if they are changing scales as well. I will admit it is very nice equipment. Of course you could also use eBay to sell your N and HO to fund your O Scale purchases.

However, instead of going to O Scale, perhaps you could consider S Scale. I am in S for 22 years now. I would not have it any other way. The most prominent producer of S Scale plastic rolling stock (S Helper Service) has the same manufacturer as Atlas O Scale.

Here are some websites you could look at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/S-Scale

http://www.showcaseline.com/index.html

http://www.nasg.org

and last but not least my own website showing a large quantity of what has been made in S Scale brass

http://www.lanestrains.com

Good luck in your decision to move to a larger scale. You by far will not regret it! I have not looked back once in 22 years after leaving HO.

Bill Lane

Find Model Railroad On eBay Below:

50pcs Model Train Track Railroad Worker People Figures with Tools 142 O Scale
50pcs Model Train Track Railroad Worker People Figures with Tools 142 O Scale
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Model Power Mason  Bricklayers O Scale Model Railroad Figure 6181
Model Power Mason Bricklayers O Scale Model Railroad Figure 6181
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Lionel Barrel Loader Building O Gauge Model Trains Railroads 6 81017
Lionel Barrel Loader Building O Gauge Model Trains Railroads 6 81017
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Lionel 6 19824 US Army Target Launcher 3470 O Scale Model Trains Railroads B
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3 Elastolin O Gauge Composition Model Railroad Figures G VG 1930s
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O SCALE LIONEL SUNOCO DUAL DOME TANK TANKER CAR MODEL TRAIN RAILROAD
O SCALE LIONEL SUNOCO DUAL DOME TANK TANKER CAR MODEL TRAIN RAILROAD
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MP SCENERY 32 Muscaris 3 8 Architectural Model Flowering Plants Railroad
MP SCENERY 32 Muscaris 3 8 Architectural Model Flowering Plants Railroad
$8.90
57 PIECES AMERICAN FLYER S GAUGE STRAIGHT  CURVED MODEL TRAIN TRACKS RAILROAD
57 PIECES AMERICAN FLYER S GAUGE STRAIGHT CURVED MODEL TRAIN TRACKS RAILROAD
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22 PIECES 0 SCALE 2 RAIL SYSTEM STRAIGHT  CURVED MODEL TRAIN TRACKS RAILROAD
22 PIECES 0 SCALE 2 RAIL SYSTEM STRAIGHT CURVED MODEL TRAIN TRACKS RAILROAD
$6.99
MP SCENERY 6 Watermelons HO Scale Architectural Model Plants Railroad
MP SCENERY 6 Watermelons HO Scale Architectural Model Plants Railroad
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New Lionel 6 36147 LRRC 2009 Unibody Tank Car Model Trains Railroads NIB
New Lionel 6 36147 LRRC 2009 Unibody Tank Car Model Trains Railroads NIB
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Lionel 6 82095 Amtrak Tie Work Car O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
Lionel 6 82095 Amtrak Tie Work Car O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
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Lionel 6 82094 Norfolk Southern Tie Work Car O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
Lionel 6 82094 Norfolk Southern Tie Work Car O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
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Lionel 6 82091 PRR Pennsylvania Tie Work Car O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
Lionel 6 82091 PRR Pennsylvania Tie Work Car O Gauge Model Trains Railroads
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O Scale Model Railroad Scenery Heating Oil Tank Black
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Vintage MODEL RAILROAD SIGNAL LIGHTS SIGNS CROSSING accessories LIONEL Parts
Vintage MODEL RAILROAD SIGNAL LIGHTS SIGNS CROSSING accessories LIONEL Parts
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VINTAGE MARX TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE O SCALE RAILROAD ENGINE FREIGHT CAR MODEL TOY
VINTAGE MARX TRAIN LOCOMOTIVE O SCALE RAILROAD ENGINE FREIGHT CAR MODEL TOY
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PRICE DROPVINTAGE MODEL TRAIN RAILROAD CROSSING BLACK AND WHITE ARM
PRICE DROPVINTAGE MODEL TRAIN RAILROAD CROSSING BLACK AND WHITE ARM
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DISPLAY SHELVES for O GAUGE TRAINS 2 Pack Aluminum Model Railroad Train Shelf
DISPLAY SHELVES for O GAUGE TRAINS 2 Pack Aluminum Model Railroad Train Shelf
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CLINCHFIELD CRR 800 MODEL RAILROAD LIGHTED BILLBOARD for LIONEL O O 27 TRAINS
CLINCHFIELD CRR 800 MODEL RAILROAD LIGHTED BILLBOARD for LIONEL O O 27 TRAINS
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81 ft FRAMED TIMBER TRESTLE BRIDGE O Model Railroad Structure Wood Kit HL101O
81 ft FRAMED TIMBER TRESTLE BRIDGE O Model Railroad Structure Wood Kit HL101O
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RIVETS CONICAL HEAD 043 DIAMETER O On30 Scale Model Railroad Military GL155
RIVETS CONICAL HEAD 043 DIAMETER O On30 Scale Model Railroad Military GL155
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NARROW GAUGE SHORT CABOOSE REEFER BOLSTER O On30 Model Railroad Detail GL64
NARROW GAUGE SHORT CABOOSE REEFER BOLSTER O On30 Model Railroad Detail GL64
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VINTAGE LIONEL O27 GAUGE MODEL RAILROAD TRACKS 10 TRACKS TOTAL MAN 01103
VINTAGE LIONEL O27 GAUGE MODEL RAILROAD TRACKS 10 TRACKS TOTAL MAN 01103
$0.99
VINTAGE MODEL RAILROAD TRANSFORMER METAL LIFE LIKE MODEL T 615 MAN 01106
VINTAGE MODEL RAILROAD TRANSFORMER METAL LIFE LIKE MODEL T 615 MAN 01106
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NARROW GAUGE CS CABOOSE LADDER O On30 Model Railroad Plastic Detail GL169
NARROW GAUGE CS CABOOSE LADDER O On30 Model Railroad Plastic Detail GL169
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STAR NUT BOLT WASHER O On30 Scale Model Railroad Military Detail Parts GL163
STAR NUT BOLT WASHER O On30 Scale Model Railroad Military Detail Parts GL163
$4.29
STOVEPIPE WITH BONNET AND THIMBLE O On30 Model Railroad Plastic Detail GL143
STOVEPIPE WITH BONNET AND THIMBLE O On30 Model Railroad Plastic Detail GL143
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RIVETS CONICAL HEAD 063 DIAMETER O On30 Scale Model Railroad Military GL157
RIVETS CONICAL HEAD 063 DIAMETER O On30 Scale Model Railroad Military GL157
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Concrete rubble 3 Model railroad Train scenery on30 scale on3 o scale painted
Concrete rubble 3 Model railroad Train scenery on30 scale on3 o scale painted
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CABOOSE INTERIOR DETAIL SET O On30 Model Railroad Styrene Plastic Kit GL3069
CABOOSE INTERIOR DETAIL SET O On30 Model Railroad Styrene Plastic Kit GL3069
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BRASS LOWER BRAKE STAFF STIRRUP O On30 Model Railroad Lost Wax Detail TCP7008
BRASS LOWER BRAKE STAFF STIRRUP O On30 Model Railroad Lost Wax Detail TCP7008
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NARROW GAUGE CABOOSE BRAKE LEVERS O On30 Model Railroad Plastic Detail GL84
NARROW GAUGE CABOOSE BRAKE LEVERS O On30 Model Railroad Plastic Detail GL84
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NARROW GAUGE CABOOSE SIDE WINDOWS O On30 Model Railroad Plastic Detail GL21
NARROW GAUGE CABOOSE SIDE WINDOWS O On30 Model Railroad Plastic Detail GL21
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10pcs Model Figures People Sweethearts People Railroad Layout Scenery 142
10pcs Model Figures People Sweethearts People Railroad Layout Scenery 142
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MODEL RAILROAD O GAUGE MOTOR FLAT CAR INSTRUCTIONS  FULL SIZE PRINTED PLANS
MODEL RAILROAD O GAUGE MOTOR FLAT CAR INSTRUCTIONS FULL SIZE PRINTED PLANS
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BRASS UPPER STAFF BRAKE BRACKET O On30 Model Railroad Lost Wax Detail TCP7013
BRASS UPPER STAFF BRAKE BRACKET O On30 Model Railroad Lost Wax Detail TCP7013
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50 STEAM FREIGHTER O On30 Waterline Hull Model Railroad Unptd Resin Kit FR115
50 STEAM FREIGHTER O On30 Waterline Hull Model Railroad Unptd Resin Kit FR115
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vintage MARX O gau TRAIN B W STRIPE ARM RR CROSSING railroad hvy METAL MODEL
vintage MARX O gau TRAIN B W STRIPE ARM RR CROSSING railroad hvy METAL MODEL
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WING NUT ASSORTMENT O On30 Scale Model Railroad Military Detail Parts GL162
WING NUT ASSORTMENT O On30 Scale Model Railroad Military Detail Parts GL162
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