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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: 43496. Total items on page 8

First Image Brand Stock Number Road/Company Name Reporting Marks Road/Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Aurora Postage Stamp 4865 Rock Island Flatcar, 50 Foot, Depressed Center $2.00 E:$9.95 H:$7.78 1968-01-01 125968
Aurora Postage Stamp 4865 Norfolk & Western 70999 Flatcar, 50 Foot, Depressed Center $2.00 E:$9.95 1968-01-01 125966
Aurora Postage Stamp 4865 Erie 7300 Flatcar, 50 Foot, Depressed Center $2.00 1968-01-01 125967
Aurora Postage Stamp 4865 Canadian Pacific CP 309957 Flatcar, 50 Foot, Depressed Center H:$4.19 1970-01-01 123596
Minitrix 3116 Norfolk & Western N&W 70999 Flatcar, 50 Foot, Depressed Center $2.50 1970-01-01 122969
Minitrix 3117 Erie ERIE 7200 Flatcar, 50 Foot, Depressed Center $2.50 E:$19.00 1970-01-01 95072
Minitrix 3118 Canadian Pacific CP 309957 Flatcar, 50 Foot, Depressed Center $2.50 1970-01-01 125969
Minitrix 3119 Rock Island Flatcar, 50 Foot, Depressed Center $2.50 1970-01-01 125970