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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.


Collection N Scale Model Trains has 51591 Items

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Item Category

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Accessories Accessories 74
Container Container 459
Figures Figures 438
Freight Train Freight Train 128
Locomotives Locomotives 11595
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 3152
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 443
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 8
Rolling Stock (Freight) Rolling Stock (Freight) 31381
Scenery Scenery 22
Starter Sets Starter Sets 82
Structures Structures 1320
Tender Tender 25
Track Track 349
Vehicles Vehicles 2114

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AHM AHM 154
AJ California Crossing AJ California Crossing 3
Ak-Sar-Ben Ak-Sar-Ben 73
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 17
American Limited American Limited 13
American Model Builders American Model Builders 43
Arnold Arnold 250
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 50
Artitec Artitec 36
Athabasca Scale models Athabasca Scale models 2
Athearn Athearn 3780
Athearn Special Run Athearn Special Run 8
Atlas Atlas 14274
Atlas Special Run Atlas Special Run 120
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 118
Aztec Aztec 77
Bachmann Bachmann 787
Bachmann Special Run Bachmann Special Run 1
Bar Mills Bar Mills 17
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 229
Blair Line Blair Line 62
BLMA BLMA 451
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 667
Bluford Shops Special Run Bluford Shops Special Run 19
Boulder Creek Engineering Boulder Creek Engineering 1
Bowser Bowser 997
Branchline Trains Branchline Trains 1
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 331
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 62
Busch Busch 12
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 3
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 346
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 56
CMX Products CMX Products 1
CO. K Productions CO. K Productions 2
Con-Cor Con-Cor 1289
Conductor's Choice Conductor's Choice 1
CS Models CS Models 4
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 5
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 18
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 258
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 21
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 4
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
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 18
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 124
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 344
Faller Faller 111
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 56
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1288
Fox Valley Special Run Fox Valley Special Run 9
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 73
Greenmax Greenmax 32
Hallmark Models Inc. Hallmark Models Inc. 4
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 23
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 49
Ibertren Ibertren 13
IMEX IMEX 61
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 17
InterMountain InterMountain 4757
InterMountain Special Run InterMountain Special Run 112
J 'n J J 'n J 1
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 13
Jaegerndorfer Jaegerndorfer 1
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
KanaModel KanaModel 5
Kaslo Shops Distributing Kaslo Shops Distributing 17
Kato Kato 503
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 81
Kato USA Kato USA 1668
KenRay KenRay 52
Kibri Kibri 2
Kustom Line Kustom Line 1
Langley Langley 1
LBF Company LBF Company 23
Lemke Lemke 110
Life-Like Life-Like 546
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 105
Lineside Models Lineside Models 50
Loco-Motives Loco-Motives 7
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 1
Mabar Mabar 41
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 25
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 28
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 6260
Micro-Trains Special Run Micro-Trains Special Run 1401
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 35
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 346
MNP MNP 3
Model Power Model Power 487
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 33
Modemo Modemo 2
Monroe Models Monroe Models 1
MRC MRC 51
N Hobby Distributing N Hobby Distributing 3
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 8
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 16
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
NJ International NJ International 7
Noch Noch 92
North American Railcar North American Railcar 59
North Country Models North Country Models 1
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 1
Osborn Models Osborn Models 20
Overland Models Overland Models 10
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 97
Peco Peco 7
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 41
Preiser Preiser 120
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 8
Rail Town Rail Town 7
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1180
Red Caboose Red Caboose 760
Red Caboose Special Run Red Caboose Special Run 6
Revell Revell 5
Rivarossi Rivarossi 14
Rix Products Rix Products 19
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 22
Roco Roco 41
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1123
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 185
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 77
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Squeak N Products Squeak N Products 1
Star Train Star Train 2
Summit Customcuts Summit Customcuts 5
Sylvan Scale Models Sylvan Scale Models 7
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 32
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 2
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 78
Tomix Tomix 219
Tomytec Tomytec 226
Trainworx Trainworx 1885
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
Unkown Unkown 2
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 7
Vollmer Vollmer 19
Walthers Walthers 332
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 560
Wheels of Time Special Run Wheels of Time Special Run 4
Wiking Wiking 13
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 133
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 56