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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: 53291. Total items on page 17

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Bachmann 51-0612-03 Burlington Northern BN 3101 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 $26.00 1987-01-01 139868
Bachmann 51-0612-G4 Erie Lackawanna EL 8458 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 $26.00 H:$20.74 1987-01-01 139856
Bachmann 61251 Union Pacific 3258 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 $26.00 H:$36.78 1987-01-01 120770
Bachmann 61252 Santa Fe 8759 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 $26.00 H:$34.42 1987-01-01 120767
Bachmann 61254 Southern 7078 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 $26.00 E:$47.99 H:$34.28 1987-01-01 120768
Bachmann 61283 Montana Rail Link 140 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 $26.00 1987-01-01 139867
Bachmann 61297 Wisconsin Central 3051 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 $26.00 H:$44.99 1987-01-01 120769
Kato USA 176-030 Undecorated Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$58.00 1988-08-01 100879
Kato USA 176-031 Santa Fe ATSF 3849 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$46.51 1988-08-01 100880
Kato USA 176-032 Burlington Northern Santa Fe BNSF 3107 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 $64.95 H:$47.38 1988-08-01 95052
Kato USA 176-033 Chicago & North Western CNW 5050 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$43.51 1988-08-01 100881
Kato USA 176-034 Burlington Northern BN 3110 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$56.12 1988-08-01 100882
Kato USA 176-035 Burlington Northern BN 3114 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$55.73 1989-02-01 100883
Kato USA 176-040 Undecorated Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$41.28 1988-08-01 100884
Kato USA 176-041 Missouri Pacific MP 3502 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$46.87 1988-08-01 100885
Kato USA 176-042 Union Pacific UP 50 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$51.25 1988-08-01 100886
Kato USA 176-043 Union Pacific UP 3528 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP50 H:$50.51 1989-02-01 100887