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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: 52304. Total items on page 11

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Deluxe Innovations TST DLX 97-04 N Scale Collector NSC 628 Boxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1944 E:$8.00 C:$8.00 1997-01-01 142061
Micro-Trains NSC 00-79 N Scale Collector NSC 2000 Reefer, Ice, Steel E:$16.00 C:$16.00 2000-06-01 97465
Micro-Trains NSC 01-36 N Scale Collector NSC 2001 Boxcar, 40 Foot, USRA Steel Rebuilt 2001-06-01 132638
Micro-Trains NSC 04-103 N Scale Collector NSC 2004 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Plug Door 2004-06-01 132639
Micro-Trains NSC 95-36 N Scale Collector NSC 4 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Plug Door $18.00 1995-01-01 130344
Micro-Trains NSC 95-37 N Scale Collector NSC 1995 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Plug Door $18.00 1995-01-01 130345
Micro-Trains NSC 95-38 N Scale Collector NSC 4 and 1995 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Plug Door 1995-01-01 97656
Micro-Trains NSC MTL 07-135 N Scale Convention NSC 2007 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 2008-06-01 132620
Micro-Trains NSC MTL 08-39 Norfolk Southern NSC 2008 Open Hopper, 2-Bay, USRA 55 Ton 2008-06-01 132619
Micro-Trains NSC MTL 10-01 NASA NSC 2010 E:$40.00 H:$44.99 C:$40.00 2010-04-01 131249
Micro-Trains NSC MTL 10-66 N Scale Collector NSC 2010 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 2010-06-01 132612