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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 14

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Atlas NSE ATL 16-01-02 United States Air Force USAF 1863 and 1 $119.50 2016-07-01 105580
Kato USA 106-0201 Atlantic Coast Line ACL multi Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F2 $170.00 H:$147.33 2014-06-01 93981
Kato USA 106-0202 Burlington Route CB&Q multi Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F2 $170.00 E:$131.25 H:$104.63 2014-06-01 93984
Kato USA 106-0203 Rock Island RI multi Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F2 $170.00 H:$130.29 2014-06-01 93987
Kato USA 106-6101 Amtrak AMTK multi $196.00 E:$94.99 H:$158.18 2002-05-01 92785
Kato USA 106-6102 Amtrak AMTK multi $200.00 E:$196.00 H:$146.92 2002-05-01 92788
Minitrix 11451 Deutsche Bahn DB multi Unknown H:$320.88 2000-01-01 109071
Minitrix 11601 Deutsche Bahn DB multi Unknown H:$186.85 2003-01-01 109069
Tomix 90141-PART London, Brighton and South Coast Railway LB&SCR 1 95040
Tomix 93704-A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway LB&SCR 6 95047
Tomix 93801-PART London, Brighton and South Coast Railway LB&SCR 1 79958
Tomix 93802-PART London, Brighton and South Coast Railway LB&SCR 5 95021
Tomix 93805-PART London, Brighton and South Coast Railway LB&SCR 3 95034
Tomix 93808-A London, Brighton and South Coast Railway LB&SCR 6 95044