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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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Jenna 88
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Recent Additions

N Scale - Kato USA - 106-4700 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, 70 Ton - Various - 8-Pack
N Scale - Kato USA - 176-8935-DCC - Locomotive, Diesel, GE GEVO - Canadian Pacific - 8743
N Scale - Kato USA - 176-8935 - Locomotive, Diesel, GE GEVO - Canadian Pacific - 8743

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 1448
Atlas Diesel Road Switcher RSD-12 4
Kato Autorack Enclosed Aluminum 20
Kato Boxcar 60 Foot Material Handling 9
Kato Boxed Train Set North American Prototype 61
Kato Caboose Cupola 13
Kato Covered Hopper 2-Bay 70 Ton 20
Kato Container Car Well MAXI-IV 29
Kato Container Intermodal 40 Foot Ribbed Side 4
Kato Container Intermodal 53 Foot Ribbed Side 9
Kato Container Car Well MAXI-I 18
Kato Diesel Engine AC4400CW 12
Kato Diesel Engine C30-7 21
Kato Diesel Engine C44-9W 39
Kato Diesel Engine E-5 (A+B) 11
Kato Diesel Engine E-8 (A+B) 41
Kato Diesel Engine E-9 (A+B) 20
Kato Diesel Engine ES44AC GEVO 45
Kato Diesel Engine F2 (A+B) 6
Kato Diesel Engine F3 (A+B) 81
Kato Diesel Engine F40PH 40
Kato Diesel Engine F7 (A+B) 82
Kato Diesel Engine GP38-2 15
Kato Diesel Engine GP50 10
Kato Diesel Engine MP-36PH 8
Kato Diesel Engine GE Genesis P42 52
Kato Diesel Engine PA-1 (A+B) 33
Kato Diesel Engine RS-2 16
Kato Diesel Engine RSC-2 7
Kato Diesel Engine SD40 41
Kato Diesel Engine SD40-2 93
Kato Diesel Engine SD45 42
Kato Diesel Engine SD-70 (ACe, M, and MAC) 122
Kato Diesel Engine SD80 4
Kato Diesel Engine SD90 (43MAC) 12
Kato Diesel Engine SDP40F Type I/IV 22
Kato Diesel Engine U23C 2
Kato Diesel Engine U30C/U23C 21
Kato Diesel Switcher EMD NW2 24
Kato Electric Engine ACS-64 8
Kato Electric Engine GG-1 13
Kato Gondola Bethgon Coalporter 46
Kato Passenger Car ACF Baggage 27
Kato Passenger Car ACF Baggage Dormitory 1
Kato Passenger Car ACF Dome Diner 2
Kato Passenger Car ACF Diner 15
Kato Passenger Car ACF Diner (Type 2) 1
Kato Passenger Car ACF Dome Observation 1
Kato Passenger Car ACF Kitchen-Dormitory 1
Kato Passenger Car ACF Lounge 1
Kato Passenger Car ACF Lounge Sleeper 1
Kato Passenger Car ACF Power 1
Kato Passenger Car ACF RPO 13
Kato Passenger Car ACF RPO (Super Chief) 4
Kato Passenger Car ACF Sleeper 10-6 11
Kato Passenger Car ACF Sleeper 11 Double Bed 1
Kato Passenger Car ACF Sleeper 4-4-2 (BWL) 3
Kato Passenger Car ACF Sleeper 4-4-2 14
Kato Passenger Car ACF Smoothside Storage Mail 2
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Amfleet I Cafe 6
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Amfleet I Coach 19
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Amfleet II Coach 18
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Amfleet II Lounge 3
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Corrugated Baggage 7
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Baggage-Coach 4
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Coach-Smoking 1
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Diner 7
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Step Down Coach 4
Kato Passenger Car Superliner Sleeper 13
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Viewliner I Sleeper 10
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Baggage-Dormitory 1
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Coach 25
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Lounge 8
Kato Passenger Car Amtrak Superliner Parlour 1
Kato Passenger Car Bi-Level Cab Coach 10
Kato Passenger Car Bi-Level Coach 20
Kato Passenger Cars North American Prototype 128
Kato Passenger Car Budd Business 22
Kato Passenger Cars North American Prototype 1
Kato Passenger Cars North American Prototype 1
Kato Passenger Car Budd 21-Roomette 3
Kato Passenger Car Budd Baggage 8
Kato Passenger Car Budd Baggage-RPO 1
Kato Passenger Car Budd Coach 2
Kato Passenger Car Budd Diner 1
Kato Passenger Car Budd Dome 4
Kato Passenger Car Budd Observation 1
Kato Passenger Car Budd RPO 2
Kato Passenger Car Budd Sleeper 10-6 4
Kato Passenger Car Budd Pines Sleeper 10-6 3
Kato Passenger Car Heavyweight Baggage BM70M 1
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Articulated Dining 6
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Articulated Chair Car 15
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Baggage-Chair 2
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Chair Car 2
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Coach 36
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Diner 6
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Dormitory-Lounge 4
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Dome Coach 17
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Lounge Sleeper 1
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Observation 15
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Parlor Observation 2
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Parlor Car 2
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Pleasure Dome 5
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 10-6 3
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 11 Double Bed 2
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 12-4 2
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 6-5-2 4
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper 6-6-4 31
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Sleeper-Lounge-Observation 6
Kato Passenger Car Pullman Tavern Car 2
Kato Rail Diesel Cars 38
Kato Steam Engine 2-8-2 Mikado 30
Kato Steam Engine FEF-3 8
Kato Steam Engine GS-4 9
Kato Tank Car Single Dome Taki 3000 3
Kato Track Unitrack 2
Kato Turntable 4
Life-Like Caboose Cupola NE 1