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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: 61354. 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
Arnold 0431 Aral DB 505110 Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle $2.98 1969-01-01 134140
Arnold 0432 Aral DB 505110 Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle $2.98 1968-01-01 134141
Arnold 0436 Aral DB 588 230 Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle $2.98 1965-01-01 134137
Arnold 0451 Aral DB 588 230 Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle $2.98 1963-01-01 134147
Herkat 1401 Aral DB 503 118 Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle 2010-01-01 127222
Herpa 066051 Aral Semi Tractor Trailer 19.50€ 147424
Lemke LC3455 Aral Truck, Flatbed, MB L322 127555
Lima UNKNOWN Aral ARAL Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle E:$29.99 H:$25.28 139356
Minitrix 15225 Aral 33 80 785 3 976-8 Tank Car, No Dome, Petroleum, Zans 2001-01-01 149206
Roco 02332C Aral DB 571 180 Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle 1981-01-01 144353
Roco 25089 Aral DB 571 122 Tank Car, No Dome, 2-Axle 1996-01-01 144360