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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 61354 Items

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Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
ATL-BC-40PLG Atlas Boxcar 40 Foot Plug Door 1
ATL-BC-40PS1 Atlas Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 2
ATL-RE-50PDM Atlas Reefer 50 Foot Plug Door Mechanical 10
BAC-BC-50PLUG Bachmann Boxcar 50 Foot Plug Door 1
BEV-BOXSET-NA Bev-Bel Box Set 7
LIM-PA-HW-COACH Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 16
LIM-PA-HW-COMB Lima Passenger Heavyweight Combine 7
LIM-PA-HW-OBS Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 7
LLK-BC-40SSD Life-Like Boxcar 40 Foot Single Sliding Door 2
LLK-CAB-CUPE8 Life-Like Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 3
LLK-CAB-CUPNE Life-Like Caboose Cupola NE 4
LLK-DE-F7 Life-Like Diesel Engine F-7 A&B Units 4
LLK-DE-GP18 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP18 1
LLK-DE-GP38-2 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP38-2 9
ROC-BC-50DD-ATLAS Roco Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door Atlas Version 1
SAN-BC-50EVANSHC Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Evans Hi-Cube 148
SAN-OH-3B100T Sanda Kan Open Hopper 3-Bay 100 Ton 7
SAN-TC-3DOME Sanda Kan Tank Car 3-Dome 1