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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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Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 624
BAC-AUT-CN 1
BAC-AUT-TLOS 2
BAC-BC-34OT 7
BAC-BC-40STEEL 24
BAC-BC-41HC-RIB 6
BAC-BC-41HC-SMOOTH 8
BAC-BC-41WOOD 6
BAC-BC-50ACF 9
BAC-BC-50PLUG 24
BAC-BC-50SD 9
BAC-BUG 7
BAC-CAB-21 6
BAC-CAB-CUPE6 18
BAC-CAB-CUPNE 14
BAC-CAB-WIDEV 12
BAC-CH-3BPS2 12
BAC-CH-4B56CF 14
BAC-CH-4BCYL 14
BAC-COUPLER 1
BAC-DE-B237 6
BAC-DE-DASH8 10
BAC-DE-DD40AX 15
BAC-DE-F7 9
BAC-DE-F9 43
BAC-DE-GP40 29
BAC-DE-GP50 7
BAC-DE-GP7 10
BAC-DE-H16-44 6
BAC-DE-SD40-2 5
BAC-DE-SD45 10
BAC-DE-SD9 5
BAC-DE-U36B 5
BAC-DES-GE44T 7
BAC-DES-GE70T 8
BAC-DES-NW2 5
BAC-DES-PLYMOUTH 13
BAC-DES-RS3 9
BAC-DES-S4 5
BAC-EL-GG1 10
BAC-FC-34WOOD 2
BAC-FC-40ACFLOG 2
BAC-FC-51LOAD 16
BAC-FC-HWDC 12
BAC-FIGURES 4
BAC-GON-34WOOD 10
BAC-GON-42OB 9
BAC-GON-42STEEL 7
BAC-LR-EL-BRILL 12
BAC-LR-EL-PCC 12
BAC-LR-EL-PWS 6
BAC-LR-PLEM80C 2
BAC-METROLINER 2
BAC-MOW-CRANE 6
BAC-MTRLNR-COACH 1
BAC-OH-4BOS 13
BAC-OH-ORE 5
BAC-OH2BUSRA55T 10
BAC-PA-65-COACH 21
BAC-PA-65-COMB 7
BAC-PA-AF-CA 3
BAC-PA-AF-CO 2
BAC-PA-CORR-FDOME 3
BAC-PA-EC 4
BAC-PA-OTCO 1
BAC-PA-OTCOM 1
BAC-PA-ST-BAG 9
BAC-PA-ST-CO 9
BAC-PA-ST-OBS 9
BAC-PA-TURBO 4
BAC-PAHWCO 5
BAC-PAT-ACELA 10
BAC-RE-41MECH 14
BAC-RE-41WOOD 12
BAC-RE-50MECH 18
BAC-ST-040-TANK 3
BAC-ST-040ST 5
BAC-ST-060 4
BAC-ST-260 4
BAC-ST-262-PRAIRIE 11
BAC-ST-2662-CO-H4 5
BAC-ST-2662-USRA 7
BAC-ST-280 20
BAC-ST-284-BERKSHIRE 5
BAC-ST-2884-EM1 4
BAC-ST-440 3
BAC-ST-460-10WHEELER 9
BAC-ST-462-K4 4
BAC-ST-482HM 6
BAC-ST-482LM 13
BAC-ST-484 4
BAC-ST-484-J 3
BAC-ST-TENDER 21
BAC-STO-40 9
BAC-STO-40CAT 2
BAC-STRUCTURES 45
BAC-TC-10K 13
BAC-TC-3DOME 16
BAC-TC-41CHEM 13
BAC-TRACK 1
BAC-TRACK-EZ 8
BAC-TRAINSET 78
BAC-TT 1
PIK-STRUCT 1