O Gauge Coarse & Standard Scale
Coarse Scale is something of a misnomer. O gauge models were built to a range of standards with the toy-like products of Hornby, Mettoy early Marklin, Bing and others. Wereas Bassett-Lowke Leeds Model Company and Milbro worked to a more prototypical standard.
O Gauge was Common in the 1920-1950 but is much less so these days with most modellers electing to go for the smaller scales. The exception to this is, of course, the Collectors of older trains and some of the new products by ACE ETS Lionel and others who build models to a very high standard but their running gear is to Standard Scale enabling them to run on a wide range of track work that the ultra-fine models will not tolerate.
The "Hornby Railway Collectors Association of Australia is well known for this side of the hobby and a link to their web site is in the links page The following Gallery pages and videos illustrate this aspect of the Hobby
O Gauge Fine Scale
Fine Scale O gauge was very uncommon in the 1920-1950 but is much more popular these days with most O gauge modellers electing to go for the finer scales
Fine Scale O gauge is very expensive unless one is prepared to scratch build. However, in more recent times companies like Bachman have entered the field with mass manufacturing making it easier for modellers to afford a small layout. The Gallery is mainly NSW prototype so more photos of other fine-scale O Gauge models would be welcome