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Soo vs ho


4150 posts

Could be a tad of a wait.

Use Windows 7, only, On french version of windows. Run RM, with Elite. DCC layout, Large DC, and 3 Rail layouts. Also, TT, and N Gauge

OK so that's a no then, thanks for setting me straight.  

software development engineer by day, model engineer by night


4150 posts

It’s your layout todo as you wish. run whatever floats your boat. Most of us do. That’s the fun of it.

Use Windows 7, only, On french version of windows. Run RM, with Elite. DCC layout, Large DC, and 3 Rail layouts. Also, TT, and N Gauge

Rog (RJ)

1948 posts

 Rule 1 applies - it's your railway and you can do whatever you want. Laughing

Rog :-) I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains. Living on the South side of Nottingham. Keep taking the tablets. https://www.modelrailwayforum.co.uk/


19112 posts

No it is not a no. Your choice. 

WTD ........... Nurse, the screens.


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@Friendly Fryer


Not quite a Lord Nelson and CIWL, but a Jubilee and 1928 Rhinegold coach....



This will give you some idea of what your proposed combination will look like before you buy anything. The larger load gauge of the European railway stock goes some way towards mitigating the scale difference.


As the other guys said, its your choice.


5257 posts

I have a mixture of both really. The Bachmann Thomas range is listed as HO, but the majority of the rolling stock has been taken from the UK Bachmann Branch-Line range, but have been toned down a lot, detail wise. As for the locomotives, they are very HO and agaist the Hornby locomotives which are OO, you do really notice the height difference, when together.


GNR-Gordon-4 (HF)

A Thomas & Friends OO, HO and OO-9 Model Railway Gauge's Collector Since 2005, an Eddie Stobart Spotter and Collector Since 2010 and an Airfix QUICK BUILD Collector Since 2017


780 posts

I have 2 lima Sets (which me Dad gave me when I was about 8 yrs old) & on both sets it says H0 Scale & also 1 Airfix Set which say 00 Scale (which also me Dad gave me when I was about 8 yrs old) & I've been mixing the locos & Track for years now!!!

Jimyjames - You can only please some of the people some of the time, But not all of the people all of the time, & that is why I have a mixture of vids on my YouTube Channel.

Garston Docks

880 posts

I bought a oo gauge Lima Class 33 from ebay. When it arrived it turned out to be HO! Contacted the seller who had no idea and apologized for the mistake. In fact, he offered to refund my money and said I could keep the loco. I declined the offer but kept the loco as I quite liked the idea of collecting some HO. Since then, I have aquired a few locos. Buy and run what you like. The gauges do not match in size but you don't have to run them at the same time do you?


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I have some Lima h0 wagons and they are noticably smaller than an 00 equivalent.

If I ever see my boxes again from storage I will post side by side pictures.


Here are a couple of them next to a 00 brake van. I do like the h0 couplings.


Halton Brat - Running Win 10, 64-bit - RM (Pro-Pack) with Elite as Controller-A, Select as Walkabout and E-Link as Controller-B - Locos are mostly TTS. http://www.halton96th.org.uk/page21.html

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