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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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First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC 00-79 N Scale Collector NSC 2000 Reefer, Steel, 40 Foot, Ice 2000-06-01 97465
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC 01-36 N Scale Collector NSC 2001 Boxcar, 40 Foot, USRA, Steel, Single Sliding Door 2001-06-01 132638
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC 02-65 Central Oregon & Pacific CORP 351 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 C:$12.00 2002-06-01 99467
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC 03-48 JM Hall & Co. General Merchants JMHX 8779 Reefer, Wood Sheathed, 40 Foot, Vertical Brake Wheel 2003-06-01 97178
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC 04-103 N Scale Collector NSC 2004 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel, Plug Door 2004-06-01 132639
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC 99-42 Fitz's Premium Root Beer Trailer, Box Van, 40 Foot, Fruehauf Unknown 1999-01-01 97651
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC MTL 07-135 N Scale Convention NSC 2007 Gondola, 50 Foot, Straight Side 2008-06-01 132620
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC MTL 08-39 Norfolk Southern NSC 2008 Hopper, Open, 2-Bay, Ribbed Side 2008-06-01 132619
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC MTL 09-40 Painted/Unlettered Log Car, 42 Foot, Spine With Uprights, Modern 2009-06-01 132611
Micro-Trains Special Run NSC MTL 10-66 N Scale Collector NSC 2010 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 2010-06-01 132612
Micro-Trains Special Run NSE MTL 11-82 N Scale Enthusiast NSE 2011 Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel, Plug Door 2011-06-01 132593
Micro-Trains Special Run NSE MTL 12-94 N Scale Enthusiast NSE 2012 Gondola. 50 Foot, 14 Panel, Fishbelly Side, Fixed End 2012-06-01 132592
Micro-Trains Special Run NSE MTL 13-52 Milwaukee Road Flatcar, Depressed Center 2013-06-01 132591
Micro-Trains Special Run NSE MTL 14-03 N Scale Enthusiast NSE 2014 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 2014-06-01 96932
Micro-Trains Special Run NSE MTL 15-03 Napa Valley Wine Train NSE 62815 Reefer, Steel, 52 Foot, Express 2015-06-01 132590
Micro-Trains Special Run NSE MTL 16-02 Gates BBQ GBBQ 722016 Tank Car, Single Dome, 39 Foot, Riveted 2016-06-01 113610
Micro-Trains Special Run NSE MTL 17-02 HJ Heinz MTL 2017 Gondola. 50 Foot, 14 Panel, Fishbelly Side, Fixed End 2017-06-01 131247