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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 11

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Atlas 32550 Atlas Model Railroad ATCX 1949 $69.95 H:$52.35 2003-09-01 93342
Atlas 32550 Maintenance of Way MOW $64.95 H:$45.23 2004-03-01 93344
Atlas 32551 Maintenance of Way MOW $69.95 H:$42.28 2003-09-01 93343
Atlas 32551 Maintenance of Way MOW $64.95 H:$42.80 2004-03-01 93345
Aztec TS1101 Various Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 $54.95 H:$38.98 128435
Aztec TS1106 Various $54.95 128450
Aztec TS1107 Maintenance of Way $74.95 H:$54.95 128434
Aztec TS1116 Various $109.95 128449
CMX Products CMXN Undecorated $169.95 H:$169.95 2016-09-01 112063
Tomix 6426 Track Cleaning Car 6426 5000¥ E:$36.10 H:$55.22 2015-10-26 100614
Tomix 6433 Track Cleaning Car 11664¥ H:$85.48 2016-12-15 138597