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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: 55279. Total items on page 14

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Con-Cor 1351F Hershey Foods Reefer, Ice, Wood $3.50 H:$16.50 1979-01-01 118909
Con-Cor 1671L Hershey Foods Reefer, 50 Foot, Mechanical $2.00 H:$11.99 1973-01-01 122092
Micro-Trains 100120 Hershey Foods HFC 4011 Caboose, Cupola, Steel H:$9.78 2001-08-01 23941
Micro-Trains 106060 Hershey Foods HFC 1011 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel H:$14.58 2001-02-01 24094
Micro-Trains 1505 Hershey Foods multi $169.99 H:$164.99 2001-07-01 113015
Micro-Trains 21280 Hershey Foods HFC 2011 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Plug Door H:$18.57 2001-04-01 20743
Micro-Trains 21300 Hershey Foods HFC 7602 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Plug Door H:$29.52 2002-06-01 20744
Micro-Trains 21310 Hershey Foods HFC 9002 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Plug Door H:$15.86 2002-09-01 20745
Micro-Trains 65510 Hershey Foods HFC 3011 Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot H:$20.63 2001-06-01 23187
Micro-Trains 92150 Hershey Foods HFC 6011 Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, ACF Centerflow H:$22.11 2001-11-01 23769
Micro-Trains 985 10 012 Hershey Foods 2002 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD GP20 $79.95 H:$75.22 2002-04-01 115585
Micro-Trains NSC 01-13 Hershey Foods HFC 5010 Open Hopper, 2-Bay, Offset Side, Arch End 2001-04-01 97854
Roundhouse 87008 Hershey Foods HERX Reefer, Ice, Wood $11.98 H:$24.41 2000-08-01 120195
The Freight Yard 9412B Hershey Foods HERX 787 Reefer, Ice, Wood 96922