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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 - Minitrix - 12253 - Passenger Train, Diesel, RAm TEE I - NS DE4 - Ontario Northland - 1980

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
MTX-ACC Minitrix Accessories 1
MTX-ASSRT Minitrix Product Assortment 1
MTX-BC-E-H305 Minitrix Boxcar Hbbillns 305 1
MTX-BC-E-T892 Minitrix Boxcar Taems 892 3
MTX-DE-BB67000 Minitrix Diesel Engine BB 67000 7
MTX-DE-BR323 Minitrix Diesel Engine BR-323 4
MTX-DE-F9 Minitrix Diesel Engine F9 (A+B Units) 5
MTX-DE-U28C Minitrix Diesel Engine U28C 5
MTX-DE-U30CG Minitrix Diesel Engine U30CG 4
MTX-DE-V160 Minitrix Diesel Engine V 160 12
MTX-DES-FM-H1244 Minitrix Diesel Switcher Fairbanks Morse H-12-44 5
MTX-EL-BR1116 Minitrix Electric Engine BR 1116 8
MTX-EL-BR120 Minitrix Electric Locomotive BR 120 21
MTX-EL-BR185 Minitrix Electric Locomotive BR 185 5
MTX-EL-RE4/4 Minitrix Electric Locomotive Re 4/4 IV 10
MTX-FC-2A Minitrix Flatcar 2-Axle 1
MTX-FC-CON-50 Minitrix Flatcar 50 Foot 1
MTX-FC-CON-SSGS Minitrix Flatcar Sgss 703 3
MTX-GON-4WC Minitrix Gondola 4-Wheel Covered 4
MTX-GON-COV Minitrix Flatcar 50 Foot 2
MTX-GON-TIP Minitrix Gondola Tipping 7
MTX-PA-STC-COACH Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Coach 4
MTX-PA-STC-DOME Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Dome 6
MTX-PA-STC-OBS Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Observation 6
MTX-PLATFORM Minitrix Boxcar Platform 2-Wheel 1
MTX-PTR-RAmTEE Minitrix Passenger Train RAm TEE 4
MTX-RE-4W Minitrix Reefer 4-Wheel Kühlwagen 6
MTX-ROADRAILER Minitrix Roadrailer 1
MTX-ST-060 Minitrix Steam Engine 0-6-0 4
MTX-ST-462 Minitrix Steam Engine 4-6-2 2
MTX-ST-BR03 Minitrix Steam Engine BR 03 19
MTX-ST-BR18 Minitrix Steam Engine BR 18 20
MTX-ST-DECAPOD Minitrix Steam Engine 2-10-0 Decapod 5
MTX-ST-DONKEY Minitrix Steam Engine Lil Donkey 0-6-0 1
MTX-STBR17-4 Minitrix Steam Engine BR 17.4 1
MTX-STBR52 Minitrix Steam Engine BR 52 1
MTX-STBR58 Minitrix Steam Engine BR 58 1
MTX-STRUCT-KIT Minitrix Structure Kits 1
MTX-TC-HTW Minitrix Tank Car Heizöl Kesselwagen 8
MTX-TC-NOD-RS Minitrix Tank Car No Dome Ribside 2
MTX-TRACK Minitrix Track 1
MTX-TRAINSET-EUR Minitrix Train Set Europe 25
ROC-AUT-TRI Roco Autorack Tri-Level Open 4
ROC-BC-40STDD Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Double Door 2
ROC-BC-40STEEL Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 6
ROC-BC-40WOODDBL Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Double-Sheathed 6
ROC-BC-40WS Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Wood-Sheathed 2
ROC-BC-50DD Roco Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door 4
ROC-CAB-CUPE8 Roco Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 13
ROC-CAB-CUPWOOD Roco Caboose Cupola Wood Side 2
ROC-CC Roco Container Car 4
ROC-CH-3B-PS2 Roco Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS 2 4
ROC-CH-8BCYL Roco Covered Hopper Cylindrical 60 Foot 4
ROC-FC-40 Roco Flatcar 40 Foot 7
ROC-FC-502T Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Fishbelly 5
ROC-FC-50DE Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Depressed Center 4
ROC-FC-6ATRANS Roco Flatcar 6-Axle Transformer Car 2
ROC-GON-40-STEEL Roco Gondola 40 Foot Steel 8
ROC-GON-COV Roco Gondola 50 Foot Covered 4
ROC-MOW-CRANE Roco Wrecking Crane Brownhoist 1
ROC-OH-3BCOMP Roco Open Hopper 3-Bay Composite 6
ROC-OH-3BLONG Roco Open Hopper 3-Bay Longitudinal 4
ROC-OH-4B Roco Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 6
ROC-OH-ORE Roco Open Hopper Ore Car 4
ROC-RE-40STEEL Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel 6
ROC-RE-40WOOD Roco Reefer 40 Foot Wood 6
ROC-RE-4W Roco Reefer 4-Wheel Kühlwagen 1
ROC-RE-50MECH Roco Reefer 50 Foot Mechanical 1
ROC-SC-40CAT Roco Stock Car 40 Foot Cattle 1
ROC-SC-40COMP Roco Stock Car 40 Foot Composite 4
ROC-TC-33LPG Roco Tank Car 33K Gal LPG 4
ROC-TC-SD-TRIX Roco Tank Car Single Dome Minitrix 2