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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 54318 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 5000-12 - Container, 40 Foot, Corrugated, Dual Logo Panel
N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - UNKNOWN - Container, 20 Foot, TankTainer - Undecorated
N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 25030 - Container, 20 Foot, TankTainer - Tiphook - 2 numbers

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
DLX-BC-40AAR1944 Deluxe Innovations Boxcar 40 Foot 1944 AAR 34
DLX-BC-40AAR1966 Deluxe Innovations Boxcar 40 Foot 1966 AAR 3
DLX-CNC-GTWIN5 Deluxe Innovations Container Car Gunderson Twinstack 5 16
DLX-CNC-LOPAC Deluxe Innovations Container Car Thrall LoPac 1
DLX-CNC-MAXI4 Deluxe Innovations Container Car MAXI-IV 24
DLX-CON-20-REF Deluxe Innovations Container 20' Reefer 1
DLX-CON-20DRY Deluxe Innovations Container 20 Foot Dry 16
DLX-CON-20TankTainer Deluxe Innovations Container 20 foot Tank 4
DLX-CON-40-CORR Deluxe Innovations Container 40 Foot Corrugated DLP 24
DLX-CON-40-REF Deluxe Innovations Container 40 Foot Reefer 19
DLX-CON-40HC Deluxe Innovations Container 40 Foot Hi Cube 5
DLX-CON-40Sheet&Post Deluxe Innovations Container 40' Sheet and Post 26
DLX-CON-48SMOOTH Deluxe Innovations Container 48 Foot Smooth Side 14
DLX-CON-53-CORR Deluxe Innovations Container 53 Foot Corrugated 1
DLX-FC-53AAR Deluxe Innovations Flatcar 53' AAR 3
DLX-FC-DODX150T Deluxe Innovations Flatcar DODX 150-Ton 6-axle 10
DLX-GON-COAL Deluxe Innovations Gondola Twin Tub Coal 42
DLX-GON-WCHIP Deluxe Innovations Gondola Woodchip 38
DLX-ROADRAILER Deluxe Innovations Roadrailer 41
DLX-STRUCTURE Deluxe Innovations Structures 59
DLX-VEH-TR53 Deluxe Innovations Vehicle Trailer Box Van 53 Foot 6
DLX-VEH-TT Deluxe Innovations Vehicle Tractor Trailer 23
MTR-452 Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 48 Foot Fruehauf 1
MTR-499 Micro Trains Loads, Structures and Misc 1
VLI-CH-2BACF V-Line Covered Hopper 2-Bay 36 Foot ACF 29