Another reader writes:
Is the IH tractor town scene and the snoopy scene the right scale for O guage Lionel? The page doesn't say and it's difficult from the photos provided to get a sense of scale. Suggest you put a train in the photos to help. Thanks! I know you put the size information out, but that doesn't help much.
------Paul's Reply - Feel free to add yours below, but be nice.
Most Hawthorne village buildings average around S scale. Which is fine, since most O27 trains average around S scale in height and length.
The smaller pieces (like news stands, sheds, Snoopy's doghouse, etc.) will be larger, so they don't get lost in the clutter. The larger pieces (like skyscrapers, ball parks, etc.) will be much smaller so they don't take over your living room. So most 2-story houses and storefronts will look about right with your trains, though they might seem a tad small. On30 trains go very well with them, because they have a similar level of detail. And even though they're actually O scale, they're models of trains that were very tiny in the first place.
P.S. the farm equipment-themed sets tend to sell out quickly. They cost more to license than some of the other sets since Ertl also licenses them. So Bradford Exchange doesn't order very big runs.
Hope this helps; please let me know if you have any other questions.