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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/Company Name Reporting Marks Road/Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Arnold 2060 Henschel HENSCHEL V160029 Engine, Diesel, V45 1970-01-01 90700
Arnold AR-0203 N/A Undec Engine, Diesel, Industrial Switcher 1966-01-01 90698
Arnold AR-0205 Deutsche Bundesbahn DB V160029 Engine, Diesel, V160 1967-01-01 90699
Atlas Special Run NSE ATL 16-01-02 United States Air Force USAF 1863 and 1 Stock Car, 40 Foot, Despatch $119.50 2016-07-01 105580
Kato USA 106-0017 Amtrak multi P42 Superliner Starter Set $280.00 E:$196.56 H:$160.37 2011-11-01 80302
Kato USA 106-0043 Amtrak Phase I Paint multi SDP40F Amfleet I 5-Unit Starter Set Phase I $330.00 E:$229.99 2017-06-01 130129
Kato USA 106-0044 Amtrak Phase II Paint SDP40F Amfleet I 5-Unit Starter Set Phase II $330.00 E:$229.99 2017-06-01 130130
Kato USA 106-0201 Atlantic Coast Line ACL multi Box Set $170.00 E:$245.00 H:$122.22 2014-06-01 93981
Kato USA 106-0202 Burlington Route CB&Q multi Box Set $170.00 E:$125.00 H:$99.04 2014-06-01 93984
Kato USA 106-0203 Rock Island RI multi Box Set $170.00 E:$114.90 H:$99.01 2014-06-01 93987
Kato USA 106-6101 Amtrak AMTK multi Engine, Diesel, P42 $196.00 E:$196.00 H:$118.63 2002-05-01 92785
Kato USA 106-6102 Amtrak AMTK multi Engine, Diesel, P42 $200.00 E:$196.00 H:$131.81 2002-05-01 92788