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N Scale Model Trains Database

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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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Total items in collection: 61584. Total items on page 10

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
N Scale Enthusiast NSE 18-112 HJ Heinz 211 Tank Car, Vinegar $49.50 2018-01-01 154216
N Scale Enthusiast NSE 18-113 HJ Heinz 212 Tank Car, Vinegar $49.50 2018-01-01 154217
N Scale Enthusiast NSE 18-114 HJ Heinz 218 Tank Car, Vinegar $49.50 2018-01-01 154215
N Scale Enthusiast NSE 18-138 HJ Heinz 227 Tank Car, Vinegar $48.50 2018-01-01 149773
N Scale Enthusiast NSE MTL 17-03 Lehigh Valley 1776 & 1976 Caboose, Cupola, Steel $49.50 2017-10-01 151347
N Scale Enthusiast NSE MTL 16-164 Kansas City Southern KCS 121976 Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Plug Door 2016-10-01 151389
N Scale Enthusiast NSE MTL 16-165 Kansas City Southern KCS 120871 Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Plug Door 2016-10-01 151390
N Scale Enthusiast NSE MTL 16-166 Kansas City Southern KCS 2-Pack Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Plug Door $78.00 2016-10-01 151388
N Scale Enthusiast NSE MTL 16-220 Lehigh Valley LV 3-Pack Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era $114.50 2016-10-01 151387
N Scale Enthusiast NSE MTL-14-41 Seaboard Air Line SAL 2-Pack Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 $72.95 2014-01-01 154218