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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 64413 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - The Freight Yard - 9948A - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Steel, Plug Door - Delaware & Hudson - 28000
N Scale - The Freight Yard - 9915A - Tank Car, Single Dome, 50 Foot - Safety-Kleen - 25000
N Scale - The Freight Yard - 2415B - Tank Car, Single Dome, 50 Foot - White House - 28278

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 29
Generic Multipack 1
Atlas Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 5
Atlas Boxcar 53 Foot Evans Dbl Plug Door 2
Atlas Covered Hopper GATX Airslide 3
Atlas Covered Hopper 3-Bay Thrall 4750 2
Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Chinese Version) 1
Atlas Flatcar 50 Foot TOFC 1
Atlas Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot 1
Con-Cor Caboose Bay Window 1
MDC Tank Car Single Dome 50 Foot 7
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 1
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Plug Door 1
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Sliding Door No Roofwalk 1
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot PS-1 1
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Plug Door 1
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Double Door 3
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Plug Door No Roofwalk 1
Micro-Trains Reefer Wood Sheathed 40 Foot Horizontal Brake 3
Micro-Trains Reefer Wood 40 Foot Vertical Brake 1
Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 PS-2 3
Roco Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door Atlas Version 2