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N Scale Model Trains Database

Engines, Rolling Stock, Structures, and Accessories

The Annual ARS Show in West Springfield MA draws many N Scale Enthusiasts


Micro-Trains 985 00 722
Micro-Trains 985 00 701
Bachmann 5611
Micro-Trains NSC MTL 07-80
InterMountain 65803-05
Kato Lemke 10-1297
Bachmann 24130
Bachmann 4646
Arnold Hornby HN2020
Bachmann 4733

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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.

Collection N Scale Model Trains has 74802 Items

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scottakoltz 880
Alain LM 49
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Recent Additions

N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 530404 - Open-Hopper, G38 Ore Jenny - Pennsylvania - 15555
N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 530403 - Open-Hopper, G38 Ore Jenny - Pennsylvania - 15270
N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 530402 - Open-Hopper, G38 Ore Jenny - Pennsylvania - 15151

Item Category

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Accessories Accessories 811
Container Container 1422
Figures Figures 624
Freight Train Freight Train 189
Locomotives Locomotives 15128
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 4442
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 760
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 7
Rolling Stock (Freight) Rolling Stock (Freight) 44621
Scenery Scenery 132
Starter Sets Starter Sets 138
Structures Structures 2425
Tender Tender 29
Track Track 519
Vehicles Vehicles 3554


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AJ California Crossing AJ California Crossing 6
Ak-Sar-Ben Ak-Sar-Ben 99
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 26
Alkem Scale Models Alkem Scale Models 5
American Limited American Limited 13
American Model Builders American Model Builders 47
Arnold Arnold 334
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 68
Artitec Artitec 90
Athabasca Scale models Athabasca Scale models 2
Athearn Athearn 4886
Atlas Atlas 17219
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 230
Aurora Rail Masters Aurora Rail Masters 16
Aztec Aztec 150
B&T Model B&T Model 97
Bachmann Bachmann 1237
Bandai Bandai 3
Bar Mills Bar Mills 18
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 242
Blair Line Blair Line 85
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 1383
Boulder Creek Engineering Boulder Creek Engineering 1
Bowser Bowser 1239
Brawa Brawa 13
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 685
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 164
Busch Busch 22
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 10
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 430
CG Model Trains CG Model Trains 12
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 308
CMX Products CMX Products 1
CO. K Productions CO. K Productions 2
Con-Cor Con-Cor 2496
Concord Car Shops Concord Car Shops 1
Conductor's Choice Conductor's Choice 1
CS Models CS Models 9
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 25
Dapol Dapol 4
Daron Daron 2
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
De Agostini De Agostini 2
Del Prado Del Prado 2
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 33
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 1651
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 35
Diecast Masters Diecast Masters 1
Digitrax Digitrax 24
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 11
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
Downtown Deco Downtown Deco 22
DP Model Train Products DP Model Train Products 11
Dream Designs Dream Designs 4
E&C Shops E&C Shops 33
E-R Models E-R Models 19
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 230
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 677
Faller Faller 334
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 1
FireFly FireFly 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 386
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1588
Fujimoto Hobby Fujimoto Hobby 6
Gabor Gabor 16
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 112
Good Smile Company Good Smile Company 1
GoodDealsDCC GoodDealsDCC 1
Gordon Cable Stay Gordon Cable Stay 10
Graham Farish Graham Farish 13
Grani&Partners Grani&Partners 1
Greenmax Greenmax 50
Hallmark Cards Hallmark Cards 2
Hallmark Models Hallmark Models 7
Hay Bros Hay Bros 197
Heljan Heljan 23
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 119
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 98
Hornby-Minitrix Hornby-Minitrix 7
Hubert's Hubert's 41
Hunterline Hunterline 16
Ibertren Ibertren 14
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 22
InterMountain InterMountain 8115
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 275
Jägerndorfer Jägerndorfer 12
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
JL Innovative JL Innovative 1
JnJ JnJ 12
K*train K*train 4
KanaModel KanaModel 7
Kaslo Shops Distributing Kaslo Shops Distributing 20
Kato Kato 718
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 71
Kato USA Kato USA 2174
KenRay KenRay 84
Kestrel Designs Kestrel Designs 61
Key Key 12
Kibri Kibri 9
Kuehn Kuehn 8
Kustom Line Kustom Line 1
L.S. Models L.S. Models 2
Langley Langley 1
Laser-Art Laser-Art 14
Layout Dynamics Layout Dynamics 23
LBF Company LBF Company 81
Lemke Lemke 112
Life-Like Life-Like 975
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 206
Lineside Models Lineside Models 57
Lionel Lionel 1
Loco-Motives Loco-Motives 15
Lone Star Lone Star 23
Lowell Smith Lowell Smith 6
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 15
Mabar Mabar 41
Mehano Mehano 3
Merten Merten 55
Micro Ace Micro Ace 32
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 45
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 9519
Microscale Microscale 38
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 191
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 588
MJB Models MJB Models 2
Model Power Model Power 689
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 38
Modemo Modemo 11
Monroe Models Monroe Models 23
Motrak Models Motrak Models 30
MTB-model MTB-model 11
N Hobby Distributing N Hobby Distributing 10
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 21
N Scale Enthusiast N Scale Enthusiast 7
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 45
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
N160 N160 10
NJ International NJ International 14
Noch Noch 116
North American Railcar North American Railcar 231
North Country Models North Country Models 1
Northwest Short Line Northwest Short Line 1
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 1
Osborn Models Osborn Models 110
Overland Models Overland Models 20
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 440
Pacific Western Rail Systems Pacific Western Rail Systems 34
Peco Peco 67
Pecos River Brass Pecos River Brass 1
Period Miniatures Period Miniatures 4
Perrine Model Train Works Perrine Model Train Works 6
Pikestuff Pikestuff 18
Piko Piko 63
Plastruct Plastruct 11
Pola Pola 16
Port of Hollywood Port of Hollywood 5
Prairie Shadows Prairie Shadows 141
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Precision Masters Precision Masters 143
Preiser Preiser 143
ProtoLoads ProtoLoads 4
Quality Craft Models Quality Craft Models 13
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 8
Rail Town Rail Town 7
RailSmith RailSmith 58
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1390
Red Caboose Red Caboose 902
REE Modèles REE Modèles 9
Revell Revell 34
Rietze Rietze 1
Rivarossi Rivarossi 35
River Point River Point 16
Rix Products Rix Products 22
Rocky Mountain Models Rocky Mountain Models 1
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 27
Roco Roco 58
Roden Roden 1
Rolland Rolland 8
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1481
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 77
S&R Special Edition Railroad Models S&R Special Edition Railroad Models 15 886
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 117
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Squeak N Products Squeak N Products 14
Startrain Startrain 3
Stewart Products Stewart Products 1
Summit Customcuts Summit Customcuts 6
Sylvan Scale Models Sylvan Scale Models 7
Tangent Tangent 78
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 212
The TrainMaster The TrainMaster 6
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 3
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 134
Tillig Tillig 1
Tomix Tomix 313
Tomytec Tomytec 282
TopTrain TopTrain 3
Trainworx Trainworx 2041
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 11
Vollmer Vollmer 60
Voltscooter Voltscooter 3
Walthers Walthers 737
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 728
Wiking Wiking 70
Wild West Scale Model Builders Wild West Scale Model Builders 11
Wiseman Wiseman 1
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 225
Wrenn Wrenn 3
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 63