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N Scale Model Trains Database

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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 66061 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

gdm 283
scottakoltz 225
CMK 79
Alain LM 25
Jenna 16

Recent Additions

N Scale - Fleischmann - 931882 - Freight Train, Diesel, Europe, Epoch VI - Pressnitztalbahn - 4-Pack
N Scale - Fleischmann - 931884 - Passenger Train, Electric, Europe, Epoch VI - Intercity - 4-Pack
N Scale - Fleischmann - 781902 - Passenger Train, Electric, Europe, Epoch VI - SBB CFF FFS - 4-Pack

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 48
Fleischmann Boxcar High Capacity Goods 1
Fleischmann Container Wagon Double 19
Fleischmann Container Wagon 6
Fleischmann Diesel Engine DB V60 13
Fleischmann Diesel Engine DR V60 23
Fleischmann Electric Engine Ae 6/6 1
Fleischmann Electric Engine ES64 U2 (BR 1116) 18
Fleischmann Electric Engine ES64 U4 (BR 1216) 24
Fleischmann Electric Engine Re 460 1
Fleischmann Flatcar 60 Foot 1
Fleischmann Flatcar 4-Wheel Beer Barrel 3
Fleischmann Flatcar with Stakes 23
Fleischmann Gondola 4-Wheel Covered 1
Fleischmann Gondola 4-Wheel Type E 1
Fleischmann Gondola Eaos 106 37
Fleischmann Passenger Coach 2
Fleischmann Passenger UIC-X 30
Fleischmann Passenger UIC-Z 67
Fleischmann Passenger Train Electric BR 491 5
Fleischmann Reefer 4-Wheel Steel Kühlwagen 2
Fleischmann Reefer 4-Wheel Wood Kühlwagen 1
Fleischmann Reefer 4-Wheel Wood Kühlwagen with Brakehouse 1
Fleischmann Steam Engine BR 37 2
Fleischmann Tarpaulin Wagon 4
Fleischmann Tank Car 2-Axle 23
Fleischmann Tank Car 2-Axle with Brakehouse 1
Fleischmann 4-Wheel Wood Wine Wagon with Brakehouse 9
Fleischmann Train Set 7
Fleischmann Turntable 1