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N Scale Model Trains Database

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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.

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Total items in collection: 62351. Total items on page 10

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Life-Like 7900A Canadian National CN 290218 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 134993
Life-Like 7900L Canadian National CN 242705 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 140200
Life-Like C8250221 Ontario Northland ONT 91090 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 140268
Life-Like C8250291 Canadian Pacific CP 404255 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 135140
Life-Like C8250311 Canadian National CN 562198 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 135139
Life-Like C825032 Canadian National CN 487544 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 H:$19.99 134994
Life-Like C8250321 Canadian National CN 487600 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 135137
Life-Like C825037 Canadian National CN 429234 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 135138
Life-Like C825038 Canadian National CN 480765 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 H:$22.99 134995
Life-Like XXXX Chessie System C&O 26621 Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 134992