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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 66002 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

gdm 282
scottakoltz 176
CMK 79
Alain LM 25
Jenna 16

Recent Additions

N Scale - Jacksonville Terminal - 205246 - Container, 20 Foot, TankTainer - Sitra Group - 2-Pack
N Scale - Jacksonville Terminal - 205244 - Container, 20 Foot, TankTainer - Dana Companies - 2-Pack
N Scale - Jacksonville Terminal - 205207 - Container, 20 Foot, TankTainer - Stolt-Nielsen - 2-Pack

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 0
Atlas Container 40 Foot Corrugated 1
JTC Container 20 Foot Corrugated 25
JTC Container 20 Foot Tank 6
JTC Container 40 Foot Corrugated 29
JTC Container 40 Foot Open Top 13
JTC Container 48 Foot Corrugated 14
JTC Container 53 Foot Corrugated 16
JTC Container Flat Rack Pack 2
Micro Trains Container 48 Foot Rib Side 1
Micro-Trains Container 53 Foot CIMC 1 Container 53 Foot Dry 1 Container 53 Foot Reefer 1