@Trinity River Bottoms Boomer posted:
Brendan: Right you are! I was just wondering if OO would stand a chance today. Much like TT, almost forgotten.
@Rusty Traque posted:
TT is fairly active in Europe. Roco, Tillig, Piko and Arnold to name a few are producing European TT.
As a long time N-scaler, I have to wonder why TT-scale didn't take hold and flourish here in America. Had it done so, I would have undoubtedly been into it big time. At 1/120 scale, it is almost exactly half way between N-scale and HO scale. It would be an excellent compromise to allow both small and large prototype model trains in a compact space.
OO scale is far too close to HO scale to be viable for a manufacturer to pick it up today. Not sure why OO scale didn't take off, I saw some at the toy train museum in Strassburg several years ago while on vacation, and thought it was pretty neat.
If S-scale was more abundant and widely available, I might almost seriously consider it instead of O-gauge. But at this point in my life, I guess I will stick with O-gauge. Still not as great a variety in motive power and rolling stock as I'd like to see, but I guess I can live with what's out there. Barely.
Well, that's MY givens and druthers, yours may vary (insert emoji of 'booger-picking guy with finger up nose' here).