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N Scale Model Trains Database

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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.


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Model Type

Drill Down Show Me All Count
Accessories Accessories 13
Billboards Billboards 225
Boat Boat 3
Bridges Bridges 131
Bridges and Piers Bridges and Piers 8
Buildings Buildings 1650
Carnival, Rides Carnival, Rides 6
CNR Handcar Shed & Section House CNR Handcar Shed & Section House 1
Commercial Commercial 24
Company Log Train Company Log Train 1
Cranes Cranes 2
Dual Crossing Gates Dual Crossing Gates 2
Electrical Electrical 1
Fence Fence 7
gate gate 4
Hand Car Shed Hand Car Shed 1
Harbor Harbor 2
Industrial Industrial 3
Industrial Structures Industrial Structures 1
Intermodal Intermodal 3
Lights Lights 1
Log Car Log Car 1
Logging Logging 1
Machine Machine 1
Maintenance of Way Maintenance of Way 2
Miscellaneous Miscellaneous 5
Oil storage tank Oil storage tank 3
pallet pallet 1
Pavement Pavement 1
Platforms Platforms 23
Poles Poles 5
Power Supply Power Supply 4
Pump Pump 1
Railroad Railroad 27
Railroad Car Railroad Car 1
Residential Residential 6
Roads, Streets Roads, Streets 1
Scenery Scenery 58
Scenic Detail Scenic Detail 8
Shack Shack 5
Sign Sign 20
Signal Signal 37
Smokestacks Smokestacks 2
Structure Structure 37
Switch Stand Switch Stand 1
Tanks Tanks 50
Towers Towers 25
Trackside Structures Trackside Structures 1
Tunnel Tunnel 1
Tunnel Portal Tunnel Portal 2
Various Various 5
Walls Walls 1