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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 61330 Items

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Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
OXF-TANK-CHURCH Oxford Diecast Tank Churchill 2
OXF-VEH-AUT-AU-MINI Oxford Diecast Auto Austin 8
OXF-VEH-AUT-AU-PR Oxford Diecast Auto Austin Princess 1
OXF-VEH-AUT-CTRN-2CV Oxford Diecast Auto Citroen 2CV 6
OXF-VEH-AUT-FORD Oxford Diecast Auto Ford 3
OXF-VEH-AUT-HILLMAN Oxford Diecast Auto Hillman 1
OXF-VEH-AUT-LR-12 Oxford Diecast Land Rover 1/2 Ton 1
OXF-VEH-AUT-LR-DEF-110 Oxford Diecast Land Rover Defender LWB 5
OXF-VEH-AUT-LR-S1-88 Oxford Diecast Land Rover S1 SWB 11
OXF-VEH-AUT-MGB-ROAD Oxford Diecast Auto MGB Roadster 1
OXF-VEH-AUT-MOR-MIN Oxford Diecast Auto Morris Minor 2
OXF-VEH-AUT-VW-BTL Oxford Diecast Auto Volkswagen Beetle 4
OXF-VEH-BUS-BUR-SEA Oxford Diecast Bus Burlingham Seagull 2
OXF-VEH-BUS-DD Oxford Diecast Bus Double Decker 5
OXF-VEH-BUS-IRIZAR Oxford Diecast Bus Scania Irizar 1
OXF-VEH-BUS-LEYLAND-RT Oxford Diecast Bus Leyland Royal Tiger 1
OXF-VEH-BUS-PLAX Oxford Diecast Bus Plaxton Panorama 5
OXF-VEH-BUS-WEY-FF Oxford Diecast Bus Weymann Fanfare 2
OXF-VEH-MOT Oxford Diecast Motorcycle 1
OXF-VEH-MPACK Oxford Diecast Multipack 1
OXF-VEH-TRACT Oxford Diecast Tractor 3
OXF-VEH-TRACT-FORDSON Oxford Diecast Tractor Fordson 2
OXF-VEH-TRAIL-CARAVAN Oxford Diecast Trailer Caravan 3
OXF-VEH-TRAIL-MISC Oxford Diecast Trailer 6
OXF-VEH-TRK-AUSTIN-TILLY Oxford Diecast Truck Austin Tilly 3
OXF-VEH-TRK-BEDFORD-CMP Oxford Diecast Truck Bedford CMP 2
OXF-VEH-TRK-BEDFORD-J1 Oxford Diecast Truck Bedford J1 2
OXF-VEH-TRK-BEDFORD-PT Oxford Diecast Truck Bedford Pantechnicon 1
OXF-VEH-TRK-COM-PB Oxford Diecast Truck Commer PB 2
OXF-VEH-TRK-DADINGO Oxford Diecast Truck Daimler Dingo 2
OXF-VEH-TRK-FORD-TR Oxford Diecast Truck Ford Transit 3
OXF-VEH-TRK-MATADOR Oxford Diecast Truck AEC Matador 3
OXF-VEH-TRK-MB-SPRT Oxford Diecast Truck Mercedes Sprinter 4
OXF-VEH-TRK-SCA-TT Oxford Diecast Truck Scania 4
OXF-VEH-TRK-VW-T2 Oxford Diecast Truck VW Type 2 12
OXF-VEH-TT Oxford Diecast Tractor Trailer 5