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N Scale Model Trains Database

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Trainworx 45399-4
Arnold 0222
Walthers 929-50308
Trainworx 45399-3
Micro-Trains 22182
Kato 20-901
Bachmann 62989
Bachmann 24130
Trainworx 51096
InterMountain 65803-05


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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 74496 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Bachmann - 44877 - Nickel Silver Figure 8 Track Set - Track, N Scale - Track Pack
N Scale - Kato - 40-031 - Street Track Straight 2 7/16" - Track, N Scale
N Scale - Atlas - 2550 - Track, Turnout, Left, Single - Track, N Scale - #4

Model Type

Drill Down Show Me All Count
Accessories Accessories 24
Bridges Bridges 1
Buildings Buildings 1
Code 40 Code 40 2
Code 55 Code 55 73
Code 65 Code 65 29
Code 70 Code 70 3
Code 80 Code 80 355
E-Z Track E-Z Track 1
Power and Control Power and Control 20
Rail Joiner Rail Joiner 2
Sleeper Sleeper 2
Ties Ties 2
Track Track 2
Turntable Turntable 1
Unitram Unitram 1