It appears that HO Scale is a term used within the world of miniature trains. HO scale refers to the size scale of these trains and many are made of brass. Therefore a brass ho scale can be used to describe model trains.
Train lovers who tend to have model trains around their home have scale trains. N scale trains are a size that has various options available and usually requires quite a bit of space for proper set up and utilization.
HO scale trains were developed in roughly the year 1900. HO scale trains are the most popular scale trains in the entire World. The scale is roughly 1:87 which is quite different to some other model trains which could explain its popularity.
HO scale model trains can be purchased at hobby stores such as Hobbytown USA or from specialty stores such as Model Train Stuff. Used HO scale model trains can be found on websites such as eBay and Amazon.
LGB trains are responsible for introducing "G" scale to model railroading. The scale ratio used by LGB is 1:22.5, although other G-scale (and Gauge 1) manufacturers produce products that range from 1:20 to 1:32, and for the most part, all use the same track and are compatible with one another.
The HO scale is used for measuring when it comes to model trains. Originally there was the O scale, or O gauge. When train models went to an even smaller size they created the HO scale to measure them.
No. There are many scales of model trains which include from the smallest "Z-scale" (1:220), "N-scale" (1:160), "TT-scale" (1:120), "HO-scale" (1:87.1), "OO-scale" (1:76.2), "S-scale" (1:64), "S-scale" (1:64), "O-scale" (1:48), "1-scale" (1:32) and the largest, "G-scale" (1:22.5).
The HO scale trains use a 3.5mm to 1 real foot ratio which works out to be about 1:87:1 and is the most popular scale for model railways in the world. A train for this type of track would have 16.5mm (0.650in) tracks.