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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 63065 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3475 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD70 - Undecorated
N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3473 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD70 - Southern Pacific - 1996
N Scale - Broadway Limited - 3472 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD SD70 - Chicago & North Western - 1995

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 223
Broadway Limited Boxcar 40 Foot Steel NYC 486 10
Broadway Limited Covered Hopper 5-Bay H32 11
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine GE AC6000 30
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine Centipede 27
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine E4 2
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine E6 (A+B Units) 27
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine E7 33
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine E8 27
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine E9 7
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine F3 (A & B Units) 20
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine F7 (A & B Units) 24
Broadway Limited Diesel GEVO 13
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine P (A+B Units) 39
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine SD40-2 17
Broadway Limited Diesel Engine EMD SD70ACe 16
Broadway Limited Open Hopper 4-Bay 70 Ton 18
Broadway Limited Open Hopper 3-Bay H2A 36
Broadway Limited Steam Locomotive 4-8-2 Mountain 16
Broadway Limited Steam Locomotive 4-4-4-4 T1 7
Broadway Limited Stock Car 40 Foot 51
Broadway Limited Tank Car Cryogenic 17
Broadway Limited Water Tank with Sound 8