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N Scale Model Trains Database

BLMA

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




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Bachmann 24130
The Freight Yard 9860B
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Bachmann 19398
Atlas 3114
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Kato USA 106-080
Grani&Partners 53257


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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 73172 Items

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Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 513
BLMA Boxcar 62 Foot Double Sliding Door Insulated Bx-166 50
BLMA Covered Hopper 3-Bay Dry-Flo 3500 24
BLMA Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS-2 4000 22
BLMA Covered Hopper 5-Bay Trinity 5660 PD 24
BLMA Container Car Trinity 3-Unit Spine Car 12
BLMA Container Car Trinity 5-Unit Spine Car 8
BLMA Flatcar 60 Foot General Service 48
BLMA Flatcar 89 Foot TOFC 36
BLMA Figure Sets 1
BLMA Gondola 52 Foot ACF 70 Ton 61
BLMA Gondola Bathtub TopGon 67
BLMA Loads 2
BLMA Reefer, 64 Foot, Trinity 97
BLMA Scenic Accessories 13
BLMA Tank Car TrinityRail 31K Crude Oil 48