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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: 49144. Total items on page 16

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
American Model Builders 616 Undecorated Glenwood No. 2 Oil Derrick Wood Oil Drilling Derrick $52.95 H:$22.98 1998-07-01 121582
Faller 222145 Municipal Structures Sussenbrunn Water Tower Water Tower 19.99€ 138673
Faller 222150 Railroad Structures Water Tower Water Tower 139435
Model Power 1578 Painted/Unlettered Windmill $37.98 H:$22.74 128804
Model Power 2631 Painted/Unlettered Search Light $19.98 H:$12.34 117614
Model Power 2681 United States Army Search Light $17.00 H:$10.00 128821
N Scale Architect 96707 Painted/Unlettered Wind Mill Wind Mill $22.95 128669
Overland Models OMI-2807/N Scale Undecorated Sand Tower C:$130.00 139163
Tomytec 072 Industrial Structures Fractionating Column Concrete Wall H:$17.86 2017-06-01 138526
Tomytec 085-2 Painted/Unlettered Hight Tension Lines H:$16.32 2017-03-01 125684
Tomytec 101-2 Industrial Structures Microwave Towers H:$18.37 2009-12-15 125683
Tomytec 102-2 Industrial Structures Cell Phone Towers Cell Phone Tower H:$17.92 2017-03-01 125685
Woodland Scenics BR4936 Painted/Unlettered Old Windmill Agricultural Structure $16.99 H:$14.34 2016-12-01 120493
Woodland Scenics BR4937 Painted/Unlettered Windmill Agricultural Structure $16.99 H:$12.31 2016-12-01 120494
Yesteryear Creations 160FLT05 Undecorated Fire Lookout Tower Various $29.90 1998-01-01 124286
Yesteryear Creations 160WM01 Undecorated Windmill Windmill $19.95 H:$17.25 1998-01-01 122856