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If you are looking to recreate an indoor classic O gauge vintage style model railway using tubular three rail track then there are a number of systems available to consider. One of the best track systems comes from Merkur who are a vintage European style model railway manufacturer from the Czech Republic. Their tubular three rail system is totally compatible with traditional Hornby and Lionel three rail track systems. Merkur’s system includes three different radii of track and includes a variety of points and cross-overs. Lionel O Gauge is one of the best known names in American O gauge model railways. They produce a highly durable and reliable conductive metal track system based on the old vintage style. It is a high rail system where the rails are slightly taller to accommodate the deeper flanges of vintage coarse scale locomotives and rolling stock. Another track manufacturer is Middleton who produce a direct replica copy of Hornby O gauge three rail but made in lighter grade tin plate. Manufactured in Australia this vintage style track system is renowned for its double (parallel) track as well as single track format. Middleton is a more expensive ready to run track system but is ideal for a permanent vintage style model railway layout that will equally run modern and vintage coarse scale locomotives.

If you’re looking for something more modern in appearance then you can’t go far wrong than Maldon Track who provide 1930s replica style three rail O gauge track system in a total of six different radii (ranging from 27” to 60”) with a wide variety of cross-overs and points. Produced in Essex this track system follows the old style format but with a more up to date appearance since the rails are non-tubular but angular and made to Code 200 nickel silver with ABS plastic sleepers. It is suitable for both coarse scale and some fine scale running but is most conducive to a fixed track layout. The robust construction and use of materials makes this an ideal weatherproof O gauge railway system suitable for permanent outside use as a garden railway.