Search : Mkt:

N Scale Model Trains Database

Engines, Rolling Stock, Structures, and Accessories

The NTRAK Layout at the annual Amherst Railway Society Show is always a popular stop for visitors

N-Scale Model Trains

NSE Classifieds are up and running. Shop Here!

We are still running our promotion to give away free trains to folks who help us enter data. Details Here.

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 61354 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

petecduffy 1573
scottakoltz 261
Alain LM 156
Jenna 133
gdm 48

Recent Additions

N Scale - Tomix - 98646 - JR East 211-3000 Series Takasaki line - Japan Railways East - 211-3000
N Scale - Tomix - 98649 - Passenger Train, Electric, Series E231 - Japan Railways East - E231-0
N Scale - Tomix - 92781 - JR Hokkaido Kiha 183-2550 HET - Japan Railways Hokkaido - Kiha 183-2550

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
TMX-ACC Tomix Accessories 2
TMX-BOXSET Tomix Boxed Train Set 3
TMX-CON-12FT Tomix Container 12 Foot 13
TMX-CON-20FT Tomix Container 20 Foot 5
TMX-CON-31FT Tomix Container 31 Foot 3
TMX-DE-DD51 Tomix Diesel Engine DD51 9
TMX-EL-EF66 Tomix Electric Freight Locomotive EF66 14
TMX-FC-FREIGHT Tomix Flatcar 2-Axle Freight 7
TMX-MOW-CRANE Tomix JNR Railway Crane type SO 80 2
TMX-PA-SETX Tomix Passenger Cars 1
TMX-PA-TRAIN Tomix Passenger Train 60
TMX-SCHNABEL-S1000 Tomix Schnabel Car Shiki 1000 2
TMX-SHINKANSEN Tomix Shinkansen Bullet Train 36
TMX-ST-280 Tomix Steam Engine 2-8-0 3
TMX-STRUCTURE Tomix Structure 47
TMX-TC-TAKI2.5K Tomix Tank Car Single Dome Taki 3000 1
TMX-THOMAS Tomix Thomas the Tank Engine 35
TMX-TRACK Tomix Track 17
TMX-TRACKCLEAN Tomix Track Cleaning Car 3
TMX-TT Tomix Turntable 1
TMX-VEH-IND Tomix Vehicle Industrial 1
TMX-VEH-ROAD Tomix Road Vehicles 2