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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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Model Type

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Accessories Accessories 4
Benches Benches 1
Buildings Buildings 4
Cart Cart 3
Cleaning Supplies Cleaning Supplies 1
Construction, Road Crew Construction, Road Crew 1
Container Car Container Car 12
Couplers Couplers 17
Decals Decals 21
Detail Parts Detail Parts 3
Details Details 12
Diesel Diesel 4
Electric Electric 2
Electrical Electrical 19
Freight Car Freight Car 2
Industrial Industrial 1
Layout Layout 1
Load Load 3
Loader Loader 1
Loads Loads 85
Loads, Junk, Trash Loads, Junk, Trash 2
Module Kit Module Kit 2
Parts Parts 2
Passenger Car Passenger Car 10
Power and Control Power and Control 9
Pullman End Gates Pullman End Gates 1
Railcar Railcar 1
Storage Storage 11
Structure Structure 3
Table Table 1
Tombstones, Grave-Markers, Crosses Tombstones, Grave-Markers, Crosses 1
Tool Tool 2
Tools Tools 1
Trash Can Trash Can 1
Trucks Trucks 23
True-Scale Couplers True-Scale Couplers 1
Turntable Controller Turntable Controller 1
Wheels Wheels 49