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N-Scale Model Trains

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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.


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Accessories Accessories 155
Container Container 830
Figures Figures 444
Freight Train Freight Train 140
Locomotives Locomotives 12617
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 3393
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 553
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 8
Rolling Stock (Freight) Rolling Stock (Freight) 33745
Scenery Scenery 26
Starter Sets Starter Sets 92
Structures Structures 1542
Tender Tender 25
Track Track 363
Vehicles Vehicles 2570

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AHM AHM 163
AJ California Crossing AJ California Crossing 3
Ak-Sar-Ben Ak-Sar-Ben 77
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 18
Alkem Scale Models Alkem Scale Models 5
American Limited American Limited 13
American Model Builders American Model Builders 43
Arnold Arnold 262
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 50
Artitec Artitec 41
Athabasca Scale models Athabasca Scale models 2
Athearn Athearn 4049
Atlas Atlas 15039
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 194
Aztec Aztec 79
Bachmann Bachmann 898
Bar Mills Bar Mills 17
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 231
Blair Line Blair Line 65
BLMA BLMA 455
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 762
Boulder Creek Engineering Boulder Creek Engineering 1
Bowser Bowser 1035
Branchline Trains Branchline Trains 4
Brawa Brawa 2
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 402
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 79
Busch Busch 16
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 3
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 366
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 206
CMX Products CMX Products 1
CO. K Productions CO. K Productions 2
Con-Cor Con-Cor 1538
Conductor's Choice Conductor's Choice 1
CS Models CS Models 4
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 5
Dapol Dapol 2
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
Del Prado Del Prado 1
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 18
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 1315
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 21
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 4
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
Downtown Deco Downtown Deco 19
DP Model Train Products DP Model Train Products 10
Dream Designs Dream Designs 4
E&C Shops E&C Shops 24
E-R Models E-R Models 19
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 126
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 358
Faller Faller 110
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 1
FireFly FireFly 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 62
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1325
Fujimoto Hobby Fujimoto Hobby 1
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 73
Good Smile Company Good Smile Company 1
Gordon Cable Stay Gordon Cable Stay 6
Greenmax Greenmax 38
Hallmark Models Inc. Hallmark Models Inc. 4
Heljan Heljan 3
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 100
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 85
Hornby-Minitrix Hornby-Minitrix 6
Ibertren Ibertren 13
IMEX IMEX 61
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 17
InterMountain InterMountain 4993
J 'n J J 'n J 8
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 37
Jägerndorfer Jägerndorfer 12
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
K*train K*train 4
KanaModel KanaModel 5
Kaslo Shops Distributing Kaslo Shops Distributing 17
Kato Kato 552
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 82
Kato USA Kato USA 1773
KenRay KenRay 52
Kestrel Designs Kestrel Designs 42
Key Key 6
Kibri Kibri 8
Kustom Line Kustom Line 1
Langley Langley 1
LBF Company LBF Company 24
Lemke Lemke 119
Life-Like Life-Like 699
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 152
Lineside Models Lineside Models 50
Loco-Motives Loco-Motives 7
Lone Star Lone Star 12
Lowell Smith Lowell Smith 1
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 1
Mabar Mabar 41
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 31
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 28
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 7904
Microscale Microscale 18
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 40
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 374
MJB Models MJB Models 1
MNP MNP 3
Model Power Model Power 558
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 33
Modemo Modemo 11
Monroe Models Monroe Models 1
MRC MRC 52
N Hobby Distributing N Hobby Distributing 3
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 11
N Scale Enthusiast N Scale Enthusiast 3
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 18
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
NJ International NJ International 7
Noch Noch 92
North American Railcar North American Railcar 178
North Country Models North Country Models 1
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 1
Osborn Models Osborn Models 20
Overland Models Overland Models 12
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 112
Peco Peco 9
Period Miniatures Period Miniatures 4
Perrine Model Train Works Perrine Model Train Works 1
Pikestuff Pikestuff 18
Piko Piko 63
Plastruct Plastruct 8
Prairie Shadows Prairie Shadows 111
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Precision Masters Precision Masters 41
Preiser Preiser 122
ProtoLoads ProtoLoads 4
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 8
Rail Town Rail Town 7
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1223
Red Caboose Red Caboose 772
Revell Revell 5
Rietze Rietze 1
Rivarossi Rivarossi 20
Rix Products Rix Products 21
Rocky Mountain Model Rocky Mountain Model 1
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 22
Roco Roco 45
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1194
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 62
S&R Models S&R Models 4
S&R Special Edition Models S&R Special Edition Models 9
ScaleTrains.com ScaleTrains.com 396
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 85
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Squeak N Products Squeak N Products 1
Star Train Star Train 2
Summit Customcuts Summit Customcuts 6
Sylvan Scale Models Sylvan Scale Models 7
Tangent Tangent 38
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 32
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 2
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 88
Tomix Tomix 254
Tomytec Tomytec 242
Trainworx Trainworx 1908
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
Unkown Unkown 3
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 8
Vollmer Vollmer 19
Walthers Walthers 375
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 609
Wiking Wiking 15
Wild West Scale Model Builders Wild West Scale Model Builders 11
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 174
Wrenn Wrenn 3
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 56