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Hi Everyone,

I have another OO Scale video. This one is about two doodlebugs that were built around 1998, which is kind of late for OO scale. They were built by a long time OOer named Pierre Bourassa. By 1998 there weren't any more new products in OO, so Pierre took what old stock he had in OO; pulled what he could use from other scales and parts available at that time to build these models. Because of a lucky quirk of scales and gauges an Athearn HO scale drive truck has the same wheelbase as a doodlebug truck in OO scale although the wheels and sideframes are undersized. Pierre used the Athearn truck re-gauged to OO, which makes these models run really well. I added Soundtraxx Tsunami2 decoders to both units, which makes them run even better and adds a lot of extra play value.

Chris



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The best source for OO information is https://americanootoday.com/.  There you'll also find a great book about OO scale history and manufactures.

But if you want to know what it is like to work in American OO scale now, then it is a great scale if you like to repair, restore or just tinker with the trains, basically everything is a project.  OO is a scale that makes you think outside the box, in a way modern scales don't do.  Some of things we take for granted in modern scales are rewarding challenges in OO.

Chris

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