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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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Total items in collection: 49302. Total items on page 17

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Bluford Shops Special Run 73583 Reading RDG 61020, 61043, 61099 $68.85 2010-08-01 132051
Bluford Shops Special Run 73583-A Reading RDG 61043 2010-08-01 103527
Bluford Shops Special Run 73583-B Reading RDG 61020 2010-08-01 103528
Bluford Shops Special Run 73583-C Reading RDG 61099 2010-08-01 103529
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 12-04 Santa Fe ATSF 78648, 78775, 78803 $58.95 2013-02-01 114250
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 15-01 Union Pacific UP 926084 2015-01-01 107093
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 15-02 Union Pacific UP 926069 2015-01-01 107094
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 15-03 Union Pacific UP 903019 2015-01-01 107095
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 15-04 Union Pacific UP 903019, 926069, 926084 $78.50 2015-01-01 107092
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 15-05 Carbon County Railway 7000 2015-01-01 106744
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 15-06 Carbon County Railway 76 2015-01-01 106743
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 15-07 Carbon County Railway CBC 7000, 76 $69.50 2015-01-01 106742
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 16-04 Santa Fe ATSF 183000, 183087, 183150, 183224 $80.95 2015-11-01 114262
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 16-09 Southern Pacific TNO 4272, 4318, 4365, 4406 $80.95 2015-11-01 114263
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 17-14 Pennsylvania Power & Light PITX 678 2017-01-01 128942
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 17-15 Pennsylvania Power & Light PITX 482 2017-01-01 128943
Bluford Shops Special Run NSE BLU 17-16 Pennsylvania Power & Light PITX 678, 482 $49.95 2017-01-01 128941