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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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First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Athearn Special Run 10091-NSE Kansas City Southern Vehicle, Truck, Ford C Series $17.95 2017-06-01 131160
Athearn Special Run 99324 NMRA ASX 2008 Reefer, Wood Sheathed, 36 Foot, Truss Rod Underframe 2008-06-01 100521
Athearn Special Run HOBST-1 Falls City Ice & Beverage GARE 68794 Reefer, 40 Foot, Wood 134879
Athearn Special Run HOBST-2 E.W. Cooke GARE 68430 Reefer, 40 Foot, Wood 134880
Athearn Special Run HOBST-3 Frank McDermott Brewing MDBX 100 Reefer, 40 Foot, Wood 134881
Athearn Special Run NSE ATH 11-07 Central Vermont CV 574 Reefer, 40 Foot, Milk 2011-01-01 106353
Athearn Special Run NSE ATH 11-08 Central Vermont CV 582 Reefer, 40 Foot, Milk 2011-01-01 106354
Athearn Special Run NSE ATH 11-09 Central Vermont CV 574, 582 Reefer, 40 Foot, Milk $39.50 2011-01-01 106355