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N Scale Model Trains Database

Engines, Rolling Stock, Structures, and Accessories

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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 66767 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 119
CMK 95
gdm 91
Jenna 66
Alain LM 15

Recent Additions

N Scale - Fox Valley - MNSE-FVM-2012 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Rib Side - Milwaukee Road - 3-Pack
N Scale - Fox Valley - FVM40031 - Passenger Car, Streamlined Smoothside, Parlor - Milwaukee Road - 4401
N Scale - Fox Valley - 8909 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5347 - Merry Christmas - 122509

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 651
Atlas Boxcar 53 Foot Evans Dbl Plug Door 1
Fox Valley Boxcar 40 Foot Rib Side 41
Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot 7-Post 33
Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot Canstock 13
Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot B&O M-53 Wagontop 63
Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5283 25
Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5347 86
Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot PS 5344 113
Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side 29
Fox Valley Caboose Bay Window 29
Fox Valley Caboose Transfer 19
Fox Valley Caboose Wagontop 16
Fox Valley Covered Hopper, 2 Bay, 3000 CF 4
Fox Valley Covered Hopper 3-Bay H30 22
Fox Valley Diesel GP60 44
Fox Valley Diesel SD70ACe 29
Fox Valley Diesel GEVO 153
Fox Valley Gondola Bathtub Silverside 39
Fox Valley Open Hopper 5-Bay Trinity RD-4 457
Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Baggage Express 13
Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Bunk Coach 11
Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Cafe 1
Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Coach 17
Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Observation 3
Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Parlor 4
Fox Valley Steam Engine 4-4-2 Atlantic 6
Fox Valley Structure kit 3
Fox Valley Accessories Wheels 40
Fox Valley Gondola Bathtub PS 4000 11
Precision Masters Covered Hopper 2-Bay 3000 cf 25
Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4700 FMC 25
Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4740 PS-2 33
Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 PS-2 27
Precision Masters Open Hopper 5-Bay Ortner 93