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N Scale Model Trains Database


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Atlas 40 002 322
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Atlas 50 004 310
Atlas 2241
Micro-Trains NSC 95-12
Walthers 933-3252
Atlas 50 004 290

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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 67665 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 248
nscalestation 167
CMK 98
gdm 27
Alain LM 9

Recent Additions

N Scale - Roundhouse - 8895 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, PS-1 - United States Army - 29387
N Scale - Roundhouse - 8707 - Reefer, Ice, Wood - Rio Grande - 103
N Scale - Roundhouse - 8756 - Boxcar, 36 Foot, Wood Truss - Hercules Powder - 548

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 1333
MDC Boxcar 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 33
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot BFF Pickens Door 18
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot BFF Youngstown Door 31
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Combo Door 50
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Double Door (Centered) 47
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Offset Double Door 13
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Plug Door 117
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Single Door 90
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Plug Door 71
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Plug Door 3
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Single Door 44
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Single Door and Roofwalk 4
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Waffle Side 50
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Youngstown Door 13
MDC Caboose Cupola 3-Window Woodside 7
MDC Caboose Cupola Offset 10
MDC Container Car Gunderson Husky-Stack 92
MDC Gondola 50 Foot Thrall Hi-Side 47
MDC Gondola 50/52 Foot Thrall/Mill 66
MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Offset Side 23
MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Oval End 2
MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Peaked End 12
MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Rib Side 40
MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Baggage 20
MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Business 21
MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Coach 21
MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Combine 17
MDC Reefer 36 Foot Wood Steel Underframe 25
MDC Reefer 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 85
MDC Reefer 50 Foot Express 21
MDC Reefer 57 Foot Mechanical 71
MDC Stock Car 36 Foot Truss Rod 22
MDC Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul 12
MDC Steam Engine 2-8-0 Consolidation 23
MDC Tank Car 30 Foot Modern 25
MDC Tank Car Single Dome 50 Foot 87