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N-Scale Model Trains

N-Scale Train Modeling is a hobby concerned with the recreation, display and operation of railway equipment in miniature. N-Scale is sometimes also referred to as N-Gauge.

N-Scale is a group of similar dimensional relationships including (but not limited to) 1/160, 1/150 and 1/148. All share in common a railroad gauge of 9mm (0.354 in). The earliest model trains to use this scale were made by Lone Star in the United Kingdom in their OOO (Treble-O) line. Interestingly, the Lone Star models use a dimensional relationship of 1/152. The first models to use a 1/160 scale were made by Arnold of Germany in the 1960s. The most common dimensional relationship in the United States and Europe is 1/160. Japanese manufacturers make a mix of 1/150 and 1/160 products but for the most part use 1/150. Model manufacturers in the United Kingdom prefer 1/148.

When it comes to track, N Scale always uses a standard 9mm distance between the two rails. The track height, however, can vary. Common heights are 0.08 inches high (Code 80) and 0.055 inches (Code 55). For narrow gauge modelers, track is 6.5mm between the rails (Z-Scale), but the dimensional ratio of the models is still typically 1/160, 1/150 or 1/148.

Worldwide, N Scale is the second most popular model railroading Scale after HO, but in certain geographical regions (Japan in particular) it exceeds even HO in popularity.


Collection N Scale Model Trains has 42772 Items

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Item Category

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Accessories and Loads Accessories and Loads 30
Boxed Sets Boxed Sets 664
Container Container 310
Figures Figures 421
Light Rail Light Rail 126
Loads and Accessories Loads and Accessories 3
Locomotives Locomotives 9882
Promotional Items Promotional Items 7
Rolling Stock Rolling Stock 28530
Scenery Scenery 1
Structures Structures 842
TBD TBD 1
Track Track 166
Train Sets Train Sets 89
Vehicle Vehicle 2
Vehicles Vehicles 1697

Brand

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AHM AHM 126
Aksarben Aksarben 21
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 7
American Model Builders American Model Builders 42
Arnold Arnold 143
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 35
Artitec Artitec 28
Athearn Athearn 3366
Athearn Special Run Athearn Special Run 5
Atlas Atlas 12663
Atlas Special Run Atlas Special Run 33
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 109
Aztec Aztec 59
Bachmann Bachmann 640
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 29
Blair Line Blair Line 11
BLMA BLMA 448
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 584
Bluford Shops Special Run Bluford Shops Special Run 4
Bluford Special Run Bluford Special Run 10
Bowser Bowser 889
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 223
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 25
Busch Busch 5
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 203
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 47
CMX Products CMX Products 1
Con-Cor Con-Cor 926
Con-Cor Special Run Con-Cor Special Run 17
CS Models CS Models 4
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 5
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 8
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 116
Deluxe Innovations Special Run Deluxe Innovations Special Run 2
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 20
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 2
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
DP Model Train Products DP Model Train Products 10
Dream Designs Dream Designs 4
E-R Models E-R Models 15
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 99
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 365
Faller Faller 54
Fleischmann Fleischmann 48
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1025
Fox Valley Special Run Fox Valley Special Run 9
GHB International GHB International 8
Greenmax Greenmax 17
Hallmark Models Inc. Hallmark Models Inc. 4
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 17
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 42
Ibertren Ibertren 13
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 1
InterMountain InterMountain 3942
InterMountain Special Run InterMountain Special Run 89
Jaegerndorfer Jaegerndorfer 1
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
Kato Kato 259
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 76
Kato USA Kato USA 1496
Kibri Kibri 1
Langley Langley 1
LBF Company LBF Company 11
Lemke Lemke 110
Life-Like Life-Like 364
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 23
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 1
Mabar Mabar 12
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 17
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 5988
Micro-Trains Special Run Micro-Trains Special Run 887
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 15
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 283
MNP MNP 3
Model Power Model Power 386
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 10
Modemo Modemo 2
MRC MRC 48
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 5
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 16
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
Noch Noch 92
North American Railcar North American Railcar 9
North Country Models North Country Models 1
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 1
Osborn Models Osborn Models 1
Overland Models Overland Models 3
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 55
Peco Peco 6
Period Miniatures Period Miniatures 4
Perrine Model Train Works Perrine Model Train Works 1
Pikestuff Pikestuff 18
Piko Piko 63
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Precision Masters Precision Masters 18
Preiser Preiser 118
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 4
Rail Town Rail Town 7
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1180
Red Caboose Red Caboose 201
Revell Revell 3
Rivarossi Rivarossi 14
Rix Products Rix Products 18
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 22
Roco Roco 4
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 761
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 21
S&R Models S&R Models 3
S&R Special Edition Models S&R Special Edition Models 6
ScaleTrains.com ScaleTrains.com 136
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 76
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 29
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 2
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 57
Tomix Tomix 94
Tomytec Tomytec 152
Trainworx Trainworx 1853
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 1
Vollmer Vollmer 16
Walthers Walthers 222
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 510
Wheels of Time Special Run Wheels of Time Special Run 4
Wiking Wiking 12
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 126
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 12