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N Scale Model Trains Database

Rolling Stock (Freight)

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Atlas 50 004 377
Atlas 50 004 309
Atlas 40 002 322
Atlas 50 004 372
Micro-Trains 025 44 019
Atlas 50 004 310
Atlas 50 004 370
Minitrix 2072
Minitrix 2970

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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 67666 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 247
nscalestation 168
CMK 98
gdm 27
Alain LM 9

Recent Additions

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Model Type

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Uncategorized Uncategorized 53
Accessories Accessories 1
Autorack Autorack 643
Body Style Assortment Body Style Assortment 10
Boxcar Boxcar 11442
Boxcar AAR Boxcar AAR 3
Boxcar Standard Steel Boxcar Standard Steel 18
Caboose Caboose 2353
Cleaning Car Cleaning Car 16
Coal Gondola Coal Gondola 1
Container Car Container Car 564
Covered Hopper Covered Hopper 6962
Diesel Diesel 6
Flatcar Flatcar 2793
Freight Cars Freight Cars 139
Gondola Gondola 3896
Heavyweight Heavyweight 3
Hoppers Hoppers 1
Jet Turbine Jet Turbine 2
Log Car Log Car 76
Maintenance of Way Maintenance of Way 90
Mixed Mixed 54
Mixed Consist Mixed Consist 7
Mixed Freight Mixed Freight 5
Open Hopper Open Hopper 4953
Railway Gun Railway Gun 5
Reefer Reefer 3447
Roadrailer Roadrailer 68
Rocket Launch Pad Rocket Launch Pad 1
Rolling Stock Rolling Stock 1
Schnabel Car Schnabel Car 7
Slag Car Slag Car 3
Specialized Specialized 1
Specialty Specialty 1
Stock Car Stock Car 509
Tank Car Tank Car 2916
Tarpaulin Tarpaulin 5
Tender Tender 8
Test Car Test Car 16
Transition Era Transition Era 1
Unknown Unknown 2
Various Various 7