About O Gauge Tinplate
A scale commonly used for toy trains the O gauge, or O scale, was first introduced in the early 1900s in Germany. Though 'tinplate' was the most common material used to make miniature toys, including trains, in the early part of the twentieth century, the term describes toys of the era, even if the material is not tinplate. O gauge tinplate trains are collectible items, even if they are not exact scale replicas. In the UK, Hornby and Bassett-Lowke produced O gauge trains till the late 1960s. Many Hornsby O gauge tinplate reproductions are made by ACE Trains. Buyers looking for O gauge tinplate collectibles can find many miniatures on eBay ranging from vintage locomotives, wagons, and stations to modern reproductions. Many are sold by Top-rated Sellers, and buyers can take advantage of the free shipping some of them offer.