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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

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
CHI-BC-40STEEL Chinese Generic Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 6
LLK-BC-40SSD Life-Like Boxcar 40 Foot Single Sliding Door 10
LLK-CAB-CUPE8 Life-Like Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 10
LLK-CAB-CUPNE Life-Like Caboose Cupola NE 22
LLK-DE-BL2 Life-Like Diesel Engine BL2 20
LLK-DE-C424 Life-Like Diesel Engine C-424/C-425 38
LLK-DE-DL109 Life-Like Diesel Engine DL-109 13
LLK-DE-E6 Life-Like Diesel Engine E6 9
LLK-DE-E7 Life-Like Diesel Engine E7 18
LLK-DE-E8 Life-Like Diesel Engine E8 9
LLK-DE-F40PH Life-Like Diesel Engine F40PH 2
LLK-DE-F7 Life-Like Diesel Engine F-7 A&B Units 4
LLK-DE-FA1 Life-Like Diesel Engine FA1/FB1 49
LLK-DE-FMCL Life-Like Diesel Engine Fairbanks Morse C-Liner 30
LLK-DE-FMEB Life-Like Diesel Engine Fairbanks Morse Erie-Built 15
LLK-DE-GP18 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP18 18
LLK-DE-GP20 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP20 26
LLK-DE-GP38-2 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP38-2 43
LLK-DE-GP40 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP40 3
LLK-DE-GP60 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP60 27
LLK-DE-GP7 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP7 12
LLK-DE-GP9-ChopNose Life-Like Diesel Engine GP9 Chop Nose 15
LLK-DE-GP9R-High Hood Life-Like Diesel Engine GP9 4
LLK-DE-PA1 Life-Like Diesel Engine PA-1/PB-1 12
LLK-DE-SD7 Life-Like Diesel Engine SD7 16
LLK-DES-RS2 Life-Like Diesel Switcher RS-2 57
LLK-DES-SW8-600-900 Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW8/600/900 11
LLK-DES-SW9-1200 Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW9/1200 87
LLK-ST-2882M Life-Like Steam Engine 2-8-8-2 Y3 7
LLK-STRUCT Life Like Structure Kit 3
LLK-TRAINSET Life-Like Train Set 2
MEH-BC-40STEEL Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 4
MEH-BC-40WOOD Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Wood 5
MEH-CAB-CUPE6 Mehano Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window 5
MEH-DE-SD45 Mehano Diesel Engine SD45 3
MEH-OH-2BPS3 Mehano Open Hopper 2-Bay PS-3 6
MEH-RE-40STEEL Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Slide Dr 7
MEH-RE-40STL-PLUG Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Plug Dr 1
MEH-SC-40WOOD Mehano Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 4
MEH-TC-403DOME Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot 3-Dome 5
MEH-TC-40CHEM Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot Chemical 4
MOD-OH-4BOS Mehano Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 6
ROC-ST-060-SDL-TNK Roco Steam Engine 0-6-0 Saddle Tank 1
ROC-ST-060-TANK Roco Steam Engine 0-6-0 Tank 2
SAN-BC-50DD Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door 6
SAN-BC-50EVANSHC Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Evans Hi-Cube 8
SAN-OH-3B100T Sanda Kan Open Hopper 3-Bay 100 Ton 8
SAN-RE-50MECH Sanda Kan Reefer 50 Foot Mechanical 6
SAN-SC-40 Sanda Kan Stock Car 40 Foot 6
SAN-TC-3DOME Sanda Kan Tank Car 3-Dome 6