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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 61562 Items

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Recent Additions

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Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 5875
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ATL-DE-SD35 1
ATL-ST-440A 7
BAC-DE-GP7 1
BAC-ST-262-PRAIRIE 1
BAC-ST-440 1
CON-PA-BOX-SET 1
CON-PA-SS-SET 1
CON-PA-SSBAG 7
CON-PA-SSCOACH 2
CON-PA-SSRPO 2
DLX-CON-48SMOOTH 12
LLK-DE-GP20 8
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LLK-DES-SW9-1200 8
MOD-STE-282MIK 2
MOD-STE-440AM 2
MOD-STE-462PAC 1
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MTR-021 260
MTR-022 59
MTR-023 101
MTR-024 123
MTR-025 304
MTR-026 28
MTR-027 112
MTR-028 42
MTR-029 18
MTR-030 81
MTR-031 129
MTR-032 125
MTR-033 36
MTR-034 94
MTR-035 107
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MTR-037 35
MTR-038 169
MTR-039 58
MTR-039a 1
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MTR-041 9
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MTR-043 30
MTR-044 45
MTR-045 207
MTR-046 108
MTR-047 132
MTR-048 26
MTR-049 153
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MTR-051 73
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MTR-053 49
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MTR-142 37
MTR-143 25
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MTR-452 16
MTR-460 3
MTR-461 5
MTR-462 2
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MTR-469 31
MTR-470 13
MTR-499 91
MTR-80S 7
MTR-985 10
MTR-986 51
MTR-987 40
MTR-988 2
MTR-993 193
MTR-993-TT 71
MTR-995 5
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MTR-ASSRT-RP 25
MTR-ASSRT-SR 51
NSK-FC-HD 13
ROC-TC-HELIUM 6