|This jeep is three inches long. Does that make it closer to |
O-scale, or HO-scale? I found out after I received it.
Recently I purchased a Japanese tinplate friction toy Jeep for my Straco Express display layout. The length was listed as 3 inches, which is the average length of the vehicles on the layout. The Japanese toy cars from the 1950's and 1960's with that length are approximately HO-scale, which fits with the HO-gauge track on the display.
But it just happened to be about the right size for my O-gauge layout. And so there it went. The brush fire Jeep is parked beside the Plasticville factory, ready to respond to an industrial fire at a moment's notice.
No, it's not a realistic vehicle, but I think the jeep has a certain toy-like appeal.
And, as it turns out, this is a toy with a secret, which I'll reveal in a future post.