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About how much space would I need to build a model HO scale railroad hobby of the U.K. or most of California?

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Question by : About how much space would I need to build a model HO scale railroad hobby of the U.K. or most of California?
I would love to do such a model railroad hobby but I’m ONLY GUESSING that would take up half a city but I’m hoping someone might know how I would figure out such a question

Best answer:

Answer by Boyaki
HO scale is 1:87 scale size.

The UK has a total land area of 241,930 sq km.

So, the UK in HO scale would be around 2781 sq km.

The state of Rhode Island, if I’m figuring correctly, is around 1700 sq km.

What do you think? Answer below!

Are there any Steam or Diesel-Electric passenger trains in the U.K.?

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Question by J.J.’s Advice / Avis de J.J.: Are there any Steam or Diesel-Electric passenger trains in the U.K.?
In North America, almost all trains are diesel-electric, but in the U.K. almost all trains are electric, as far as I ca gather.
Are there any diesel-electric or even steam trains left in the U.K. in regular service or on scenic tourist routes?

Best answer:

Answer by bigjim5551212
http://ukhrail.uel.ac.uk/

UK Heritage Railways

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