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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: 54485. Total items on page 7

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Bachmann 81454 Baltimore & Ohio 6005 H:$25.78 1998-11-01 101085
Bachmann 81465 Painted/Unlettered $275.00 E:$109.99 H:$102.71 2011-11-01 106423
Bachmann 81466 Baltimore & Ohio 6031 and 3505 $275.00 2011-11-01 106424
Bachmann 81467 Boston & Maine 194 and 1329 $275.00 2011-11-01 106426
Bachmann 81468 Maryland & Pennsylvania 62 $275.00 E:$76.99 H:$96.58 2011-11-01 106427
Bachmann 81469 Seaboard Coast Line 2023 and 820 $275.00 2011-11-01 106428
Bachmann 81470 New York Central M-204 and 853 $275.00 2011-11-01 106438