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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: 55241. Total items on page 19

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Kato 24-215 People Young Cyclists 1,296¥ E:$8.98 H:$12.80 124616
Langley A104 People Rock Climbers £7.20 E:$14.36 H:$13.38 122459
Merten N2174 People Beach Musicians $1.49 E:$10.00 H:$6.95 1973-01-01 128639
Merten N2319 People Hanging the Wash $1.49 H:$8.33 1973-01-01 128653
Merten N2331 People Race Car Technicians $1.49 1973-01-01 128654
Merten N963 People Wedding Party $1.49 E:$8.50 H:$8.23 1973-01-01 128637
Merten N967 People Wedding Guests $1.49 E:$8.50 H:$7.67 1973-01-01 128638
Noch 36630 People Riders 11.99€ E:$11.20 H:$12.89 2016-05-01 120878
Noch 36828 People Skiers 9.99€ E:$9.14 H:$18.61 2016-05-01 120816
Noch 36951 People Lovers (Bed) 9.49€ H:$11.89 2016-05-01 120817
Noch 36952 People Lovers (armchair) 9.49€ H:$12.20 2016-05-01 120820
Noch 36953 People Lovers (Desk) 9.49€ H:$12.05 2016-05-01 120818
Vollmer 42284 People Hikers $10.99 2009-01-01 128766
Vollmer 42353 People Shoppers $10.99 2011-01-01 128769
Vollmer 42354 People Restaurant Customers $10.99 2011-01-01 128770
Woodland Scenics A2158 People People & Pesky Raccoons $15.99 E:$8.00 H:$13.16 2000-01-01 122549
Woodland Scenics A2159 People Horseback Riders $15.99 E:$8.95 H:$13.76 2000-01-01 122548
Woodland Scenics A2203 People Family Fishing $20.99 E:$14.95 H:$14.71 2000-01-01 122271
Woodland Scenics A2215 People Fly Fishermen $16.99 E:$12.23 H:$13.76 2000-01-01 122254