Model Railroad Scales

I was wondering about scale popularity. I decided to look at eBay auctions. I simply took the number of currently running auctions in each scale and charted it. Now of course this is skewed a bit due to being US, time of year, multi-scale items, etc. But, it still proves thought provoking. What really caught my eye is that I had no idea that O might be as popular or more so that N. Anyway, just interesting.

Comparison of Model Railroad Scales

Perley A. Thomas Streetcars

The Perley A. Thomas Car Company is actually still in business today making school buses as Thomas Built Buses. This High Point, North Carolina company built some of the most recognizable trolleys in use in the United States – the street cars of the St. Charles Line in New Orleans.

Well anyway, I just picked up a nice little book of the car plans. Fourteen pages of plans and diagrams. Not bad for less than five dollars!