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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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N Scale - Fox Valley - 83505 - Gondola, Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal - Cajon Electric Power - 6-Pack
N Scale - Fox Valley - 83506 - Gondola, Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal - Cajon Electric Power - 6-Pack
N Scale - Fox Valley - 83507 - Gondola, Bathtub, PS 4000 Coal - Cajon Electric Power - 6-Pack

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 651
ATL-BC-53ET 1
FOX-BC-40RIB 34
FOX-BC-50-7POST 33
FOX-BC-50-CANSTOCK 13
FOX-BC-50-WAGON 63
FOX-BC-50FMC-5283 25
FOX-BC-50FMC-5347 85
FOX-BC-50PS-5344 94
FOX-BC-50RIB 29
FOX-CAB-BW 29
FOX-CAB-TRANSFER 19
FOX-CAB-WAG 16
FOX-CH-2BAY-3000 2
FOX-CH-3BAY-H30 22
FOX-DE-GP60 44
FOX-DE-SD70 29
FOX-DEGEVO 153
FOX-GON-BTSS 39
FOX-OH-RD4 401
FOX-PA-SSBAG 13
FOX-PA-SSBC 11
FOX-PA-SSCAFE 1
FOX-PA-SSCO 16
FOX-PA-SSOBS 3
FOX-PA-SSPARLOR 3
FOX-ST-442ATL 6
FOX-STRUCT 3
FVM-GON-BAT-PS4K 11
PRE-CH-2B3K 25
PRE-CH-3B-4700FMC 25
PRE-CH-3B-4740PS2 33
PRE-CH-3B-4750PS2 27
PRE-OH-5BORT 93