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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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N Scale - Broadway Limited - 5731 - Locomotive, Steam, 2-8-2 Heavy Mikado - Painted/Unlettered
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Accessories Accessories 265
Container Container 991
Figures Figures 469
Freight Train Freight Train 159
Locomotives Locomotives 13215
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 3826
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 625
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 8
Rolling Stock (Freight) Rolling Stock (Freight) 38469
Scenery Scenery 66
Starter Sets Starter Sets 111
Structures Structures 1696
Tender Tender 26
Track Track 434
Vehicles Vehicles 2817

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AHM AHM 163
AJ California Crossing AJ California Crossing 3
Ak-Sar-Ben Ak-Sar-Ben 84
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 19
Alkem Scale Models Alkem Scale Models 5
American Limited American Limited 13
American Model Builders American Model Builders 43
Arnold Arnold 291
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 50
Artitec Artitec 50
Athabasca Scale models Athabasca Scale models 2
Athearn Athearn 4317
Atlas Atlas 15553
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 225
Aurora Rail Masters Aurora Rail Masters 17
Aztec Aztec 80
B&T Model B&T Model 10
Bachmann Bachmann 1049
Bar Mills Bar Mills 17
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 231
Blair Line Blair Line 65
BLMA BLMA 455
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 952
Boulder Creek Engineering Boulder Creek Engineering 1
Bowser Bowser 1151
Branchline Trains Branchline Trains 4
Brawa Brawa 2
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 481
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 84
Busch Busch 16
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 3
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 366
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 271
CMX Products CMX Products 1
CO. K Productions CO. K Productions 2
Con-Cor Con-Cor 1734
Conductor's Choice Conductor's Choice 1
CS Models CS Models 4
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 6
Dapol Dapol 4
Daron Daron 2
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
Del Prado Del Prado 1
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 19
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 1583
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 21
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 5
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
Downtown Deco Downtown Deco 22
DP Model Train Products DP Model Train Products 10
Dream Designs Dream Designs 4
E&C Shops E&C Shops 25
E-R Models E-R Models 19
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 133
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 427
Faller Faller 113
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 1
FireFly FireFly 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 327
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1441
Fujimoto Hobby Fujimoto Hobby 1
Gabor Gabor 5
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 81
Good Smile Company Good Smile Company 1
Gordon Cable Stay Gordon Cable Stay 6
Greenmax Greenmax 42
Hallmark Models Inc. Hallmark Models Inc. 4
Hay Bros Hay Bros 7
Heljan Heljan 19
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 111
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 92
Hornby-Minitrix Hornby-Minitrix 6
Ibertren Ibertren 13
IMEX IMEX 61
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 21
InterMountain InterMountain 7450
J 'n J J 'n J 8
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 78
Jägerndorfer Jägerndorfer 12
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
K*train K*train 4
KanaModel KanaModel 5
Kaslo Shops Distributing Kaslo Shops Distributing 17
Kato Kato 601
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 64
Kato USA Kato USA 1872
KenRay KenRay 83
Kestrel Designs Kestrel Designs 42
Key Key 9
Kibri Kibri 9
Kuehn Kuehn 8
Kustom Line Kustom Line 1
L.S. Models L.S. Models 2
Langley Langley 1
LBF Company LBF Company 24
Lemke Lemke 112
Life-Like Life-Like 877
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 152
Lineside Models Lineside Models 50
Loco-Motives Loco-Motives 7
Lone Star Lone Star 12
Lowell Smith Lowell Smith 1
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 14
Mabar Mabar 41
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 32
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 28
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 8295
Microscale Microscale 18
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 88
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 448
MJB Models MJB Models 1
MNP MNP 3
Model Power Model Power 577
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 36
Modemo Modemo 11
Monroe Models Monroe Models 3
Motrak Models Motrak Models 15
MRC MRC 56
MTB-model MTB-model 11
N Hobby Distributing N Hobby Distributing 3
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 11
N Scale Enthusiast N Scale Enthusiast 10
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 18
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
NJ International NJ International 14
Noch Noch 105
North American Railcar North American Railcar 222
North Country Models North Country Models 1
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 1
Osborn Models Osborn Models 20
Overland Models Overland Models 12
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 126
Pacific Western Rail Systems Pacific Western Rail Systems 7
Peco Peco 9
Period Miniatures Period Miniatures 4
Perrine Model Train Works Perrine Model Train Works 1
Pikestuff Pikestuff 18
Piko Piko 63
Plastruct Plastruct 11
Prairie Shadows Prairie Shadows 111
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Precision Masters Precision Masters 51
Preiser Preiser 127
ProtoLoads ProtoLoads 4
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 8
Rail Town Rail Town 7
RAILNSCALE RAILNSCALE 3
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1267
Red Caboose Red Caboose 814
Revell Revell 27
Rietze Rietze 1
Rivarossi Rivarossi 22
Rix Products Rix Products 22
Rocky Mountain Model Rocky Mountain Model 1
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 27
Roco Roco 46
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1256
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 64
S&R Models S&R Models 4
S&R Special Edition Models S&R Special Edition Models 9
ScaleTrains.com ScaleTrains.com 489
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 86
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Squeak N Products Squeak N Products 2
Startrain Startrain 3
Summit Customcuts Summit Customcuts 6
Sylvan Scale Models Sylvan Scale Models 7
Tangent Tangent 75
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 40
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 2
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 88
Tomix Tomix 286
Tomytec Tomytec 253
TopTrain TopTrain 3
Trainworx Trainworx 1921
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
Unkown Unkown 3
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 8
Vollmer Vollmer 19
Walthers Walthers 493
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 716
Wiking Wiking 18
Wild West Scale Model Builders Wild West Scale Model Builders 11
Wiseman Wiseman 1
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 206
Wrenn Wrenn 3
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 60