OO Gauge Scale Model Railways
Welcome to a world where history, artistry, and passion come together in the palm of your hand. Here at Oxford Diecast, we specialise in creating intricate 00 gauge scale model railways that transport you through time and into a world of miniature marvels. Whether you're a seasoned railway enthusiast, a collector seeking the next treasure, or a beginner stepping into the exciting world of model trains, you've come to the right place.
Embark on a Journey with 00 Gauge Model Railways from Oxford Diecast
Our 00 gauge scale models, or 1:76 scale, offer the perfect balance of detail and size, making them the preferred choice for model railway enthusiasts around the globe. With Oxford Diecast, you'll find an extensive range of model trains and accessories that bring historical eras and legendary locomotives to life.
Engage in the captivating pursuit of building your own miniature railway. Experience the joy of watching your intricately designed train weave through the landscapes of your creation. Appreciate the meticulous details that make our models a testament to the golden age of railways and the innovation of modern train design.
Every journey begins with a single step - or in this case, a single train. So why wait? Dive into the enthralling world of 00 gauge scale model railways with Oxford Diecast, and let the adventure begin.
Understanding 00 Gauge Scale: The Gold Standard for Model Railway Enthusiasts
Regarding model railways, one scale rules the roost's popularity, especially in the UK – the 00 gauge. But what exactly is the 00 gauge scale, and why is it so significant to model railway enthusiasts? Let's delve into the details.
Decoding the 00 Gauge Scale
The 00 gauge, or 00 scale, represents a scaling ratio of 1:76. Each element of a 00 gauge model is 76 times smaller than the actual size of the real-world counterpart. Translating to the railway modelling world, the 00 gauge means the tracks are 16.5mm apart, which in real-world terms, would be 4 feet 8.5 inches - the standard gauge for most railways globally.
The Appeal of the 00 Gauge Scale
The 00 gauge holds a unique appeal for several reasons. Its size strikes a perfect balance - large enough to provide room for exceptional detail, yet small enough to allow for a comprehensive railway layout even in a limited space. This balance makes it easier for hobbyists to create incredibly realistic and detailed models, enhancing their miniature railway scenes' overall visual appeal and authenticity.
Relevance to Model Railway Enthusiasts
The 00 gauge scale has become the de facto standard in the UK and holds a substantial presence worldwide. It's particularly cherished by model railway enthusiasts who value historical accuracy and detail. The breadth and variety of 00 gauge model trains, tracks, and accessories mean that collectors can recreate an astonishingly wide range of railway eras and environments, from vintage steam-powered railways to modern electric and diesel lines.
At Oxford Diecast, we are proud to offer a diverse range of high-quality 00 gauge scale models. Our models pay homage to different epochs and capture the essence of various locomotives with impressive detail, making them an excellent choice for both seasoned and novice model railway enthusiasts.
Explore the world of the 00 gauge scale world with us and experience firsthand the unmatched satisfaction of building and showcasing your miniature railway masterpiece.
Oxford Diecast's Expertise: A Legacy of Excellence in Model Railways
Regarding model railways, especially the celebrated 00 gauge, Oxford Diecast is more than just a brand - we're a beacon of expertise, quality, and passion. Our reputation in the industry isn't merely a reflection of our products but a testament to the dedication, craftsmanship, and historical reverence that form the heart of our operations.
A Rich Heritage of Excellence
With a rich history dating back to the 1970s, Oxford Diecast has remained at the forefront of the model railway industry. We're proud of our heritage, steeped in a tradition inspired by our founder's stint at Mettoy. This factory manufactured the renowned Corgi toys. This lineage fuels our commitment to offering the finest model railways, marrying classic designs with contemporary innovations.
Unparalleled Commitment to Quality
Quality is the cornerstone of everything we do. From the initial design stages to the meticulous assembly of each model, every step in our process is focused on ensuring that our customers receive a product that meets the highest standards. Our 00 gauge scale models reflect this ethos, capturing the essence of real-world locomotives in stunning detail. The components' minute features, authentic liveries, and precision all underscore our relentless pursuit of excellence.
Celebrating the Golden Era of Railways
At Oxford Diecast, we share a collective passion for celebrating the glorious past of railways. This love for history and locomotives manifests in our 00 gauge model railways, each designed to pay tribute to a particular era or type of train. We take pride in allowing model railway enthusiasts to hold a piece of history in their hands, create their own narratives, and experience the golden era of railways in an immersive, tangible way.
We invite you to experience the Oxford Diecast difference. Explore our diverse range of 00 gauge model railways and embark on a journey that promises joy, satisfaction, and a deep appreciation for the rich history and artistry of railways. With Oxford Diecast, you're not just buying a model; you're becoming part of a community that cherishes quality, heritage, and the timeless allure of railways.
Our Range: A World of Choice in 00 Gauge Scale Model Railways for Sale
At Oxford Diecast, we understand that every model railway enthusiast has a unique taste and vision for their collection. This understanding guides us in creating a range of 00 gauge scale model railways. Whether you're fascinated by the steam-powered giants of yesteryears or the sleek electric locomotives of the modern era, we've got you covered.
Exquisite Steam Locomotives
The romance of the steam era lives on in our collection of steam locomotives. From iconic trains that served as the backbone of the British railways to unique models from around the world, our steam locomotives are a tribute to a transformative period in railway history.
Diesel and Electric Wonders
If your fascination leans towards the modern era, you'll appreciate our diesel and electric locomotive selection. These models reflect the advancements of railway technology, with various trains representing different periods in the latter half of the 20th century and beyond.
Vintage and Modern Carriages
We offer an array of carriages to complement our range of locomotives. We've got everything from vintage carriages that transport you back to the days of leisurely luxury travel to modern designs that reflect the pace and efficiency of today's railways.
Our catalogue isn't limited to any specific region. We take pride in providing models that represent the global heritage of railways. From British classics to continental European models and beyond, we offer model railway enthusiasts a passport to the world of trains.
We offer various accompanying accessories to make your model railway layouts lifelike. From trackside buildings and scenery to miniature figures and more, these additions help you to create a railway that's not just a model but a miniature world in its own right.
You'll find Oxford Diecast's commitment to quality and attention to detail in each model we offer. We invite you to explore our range, find your favourites, and embark on an enriching journey with us through the fascinating world of 00 gauge scale model railways.
Featured Products: Spotlight on Our 00 Gauge Gems
Certain products stand out in our expansive range of 00 gauge scale model railways for their distinct appeal and craftsmanship. Here, we highlight these exceptional pieces that exemplify Oxford Diecast's commitment to quality, detail, and historical authenticity.
Oxford Rail WW1 Boche Buster - Decked in Camouflage with DCC Sound
The Oxford Rail Boche Buster, from the era of WW1, is a stellar addition to any collection. Cloaked in authentic wartime camouflage and equipped with Rod 2330 DCC Sound, this model pays homage to an integral part of military railway history.
Oxford Rail Wilsons and Clyde 4 Plank Wagon
Add a touch of industrial history to your collection with the Oxford Rail Wilsons and Clyde 4 Plank Wagon. This model accurately represents these wagons' crucial role in transporting goods during the heyday of railway freight transport.
Oxford Rail Warwell No36, Accompanied by Sherman Tank
The Oxford Rail Warwell No36 model, bundled with a precisely scaled Sherman Tank, captures the indispensable role of military railways during the war. This combination makes for a captivating display of historical realism in any collection.
These are just a few highlights from our comprehensive range. Each model carries its own slice of history, waiting to be explored and appreciated. We invite you to explore our range, find your favourites, and experience the joy of adding these exceptional pieces to your collection.
The Joys of Model Railway Collecting: More than Just a Hobby
At a glance, model railway collecting is a simple pastime. However, delve a little deeper, and you'll discover a hobby that offers myriad benefits and a world of joy. At Oxford Diecast, we believe in the power of this engaging pursuit. We are delighted to share with you some of the key benefits.
Every model train is a piece of history, a miniature time machine that takes you back to a particular era. Researching and collecting different models provides an opportunity to learn about railway history, engineering advancements, and societal changes reflected in the evolution of train design and travel.
A Creative Outlet
Building a model railway layout is an exercise of creativity. From designing the layout to painting and weathering the trains and adding scenery and details, every step allows you to express your vision and artistic skills.
Educational for All Ages
Model railway collecting can be a valuable educational tool for younger enthusiasts. It promotes many skills, such as planning, problem-solving, fine motor skills, and patience. It's a continuous learning journey for adults with each new model or layout.
Sense of Community
Model railway collecting brings people together. Clubs, exhibitions, and online forums allow collectors to share their passion, knowledge, and expertise with like-minded enthusiasts. It's not just about collecting but also about belonging to a supportive and engaging community.
Building and maintaining a model railway can offer significant stress relief. The concentration required acts as a form of mindfulness, helping to take your mind off daily pressures and providing a sense of calm and accomplishment.
While not the primary reason for most collectors, it's worth noting that particularly rare or highly sought-after models can appreciate in value over time.
Ultimately, model railway collecting is a journey that offers joy, satisfaction and a deep appreciation for the magic of railways. Whether you're an experienced collector or just beginning your journey, Oxford Diecast supports and enhances your model railway experience.
Customer Testimonials: Voices from Our Valued Collectors
We at Oxford Diecast pride ourselves on delivering high-quality 00 gauge scale model railways and a superb customer experience. But don't just take our word for it – listen to what our valued collectors have to say:
"Attention to Detail is Second to None"
"I've been collecting model railways for over two decades, and I must say, the attention to detail that Oxford Diecast puts into their models is second to none. Every model is a work of art that brings my layout to life. Their team's passion for railways shines through in their products." - George A., Leeds.
"Excellent Customer Service"
"What sets Oxford Diecast apart is their excellent customer service. Queries are answered promptly, and orders are handled carefully and delivered on time. It's clear they value their customers as much as they value the quality of their products." - Sarah L., Bristol.
"A Treasured Part of My Collection"
"The Victorian Railway Station from Oxford Diecast is the centrepiece of my layout. The craftsmanship and authenticity are outstanding. It's a treasured part of my collection and a testament to Oxford Diecast's commitment to quality." - John D.
"Enriched My Love for Model Railways"
"Oxford Diecast has enriched my love for model railways. Their range is incredible, covering different eras and regions. It's like travelling the world and through time, all from the comfort of my home." - Patricia M.
These testimonials reflect our commitment to delivering excellence in both products and services. At Oxford Diecast, we believe that every model railway enthusiast deserves the best, and we strive to make that belief a reality with every product we create and every customer we serve.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does 00 gauge mean in model railways?
The term 'gauge' in model railways refers to the distance between the rails of the track. '00' gauge, often written as '00 scale,' is famous for model railways, particularly in the UK. The scale is 1:76, meaning the models are 76 times smaller than their full-size counterparts.
What is special about Oxford Diecast's 00 gauge models?
At Oxford Diecast, we strive to create models that are both historically accurate and high in quality. We pay great attention to detail, replicating real-world locomotives' authentic designs, colours, and markings. Our range includes a variety of types of trains from different eras and regions, providing a comprehensive collection for model railway enthusiasts.
Can I use Oxford Diecast's 00 gauge models with any 00 scale tracks?
Our 00 gauge models are designed to run on any standard 00 scale track. This makes it easy for you to incorporate our models into your existing layouts or to build new ones with components from various manufacturers.
How do I care for my Oxford Diecast model railways?
Careful handling is key to preserving your model railways. Avoid touching the models more than necessary, as oils from your skin can damage the finish over time. When cleaning, use a soft brush to remove dust and avoid using harsh chemicals. When not in use, storing your models in a dry, temperature-controlled environment can help to preserve their condition.
What if I need help with my order or a specific product from Oxford Diecast?
We strive to ensure complete satisfaction with every order. If you encounter any issues with your order or a specific product, please get in touch with our customer service team. They will be happy to assist with returns, replacements, or any other concerns you might have.
Start Your Journey with Oxford Diecast Today
Now that you've gotten a glimpse of our world of 00 gauge scale model railways at Oxford Diecast, why wait any longer to enrich your collection or embark on this fascinating hobby?
We invite you to delve deeper into our catalogue, where each model tells a unique story of railway history, captured with a passion for detail and authenticity. Whether you're drawn to the bygone era of steam locomotives, the transformative diesel-electric period, or the sleek and rapid modern-day trains, our range has something to captivate every enthusiast.
Don't hesitate to reach out to our team if you need assistance or have any queries. We're here to support your journey in the world of model railways.