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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: 57202. Total items on page 8

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
High Speed 423 Southern Pacific SP 1064 Caboose, Cupola, Offset 139211
Micro-Trains 80S Erie Lackawanna Promotional, Display E:$289.00 H:$174.02 1996-02-01 100427
Micro-Trains 80S Great Northern Promotional, Display H:$130.03 1996-02-01 100428
Micro-Trains 80S New York Central Promotional, Display E:$289.00 H:$183.01 1996-02-01 100429
Micro-Trains 80S Pennsylvania Promotional, Display E:$289.00 H:$130.03 1996-02-01 100430
Micro-Trains 80S Southern Pacific Promotional, Display E:$289.00 H:$174.02 1996-02-01 100431
Micro-Trains 80S Union Pacific Promotional, Display E:$289.00 H:$130.03 1996-02-01 100432
Micro-Trains 80S Santa Fe Promotional, Display E:$289.00 H:$174.02 1996-02-01 100433