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Meccano introduced its OO scale trains in 1938 under the name 'Hornby Dublo' as a range of electric and clockwork models that successfully consolidated 12 Volt Direct Current as the standard for OO scale model railroading. Their locomotives were diecast metal with the coaches and frieght cars were generally tinplate. This also led to the adoption of OO as a broadly accepted modelling standard in the UK, with the rest of the world adopted HO scale. Their O gauge locomotives, ran on a third rail electric system with the track built on a pressed tinplate base.

In November 1958, Dinky Dublo toys were issued as accessories to go with their Hornby Dublo train sets. They were cast in 1:76 (OO) scale. A few of these castings remained in the Dinky line up until the 1960s. They had a one piece body, a seperate base plate and sometimes windows with plastic wheels. There were a total 15 Dublo models made, with upgrades and modifications there are up to 42 variations (not including box variations) made. All models came boxed. There were no color changes during the short life of Dublo.



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https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/hornby-dublo-brand
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinky_Toys
Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/dinky-toys-brand
https://www.hobbydb.com/subjects/airfix-dinky-brand
 
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