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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: 62362. Total items on page 22

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 7393 Baltimore & Ohio B&O Cxxx Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 135188
Life-Like 7397 Pennsylvania PRR 91351 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 135187
Life-Like 7398 Northern Pacific NP 1126 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 135189
Life-Like 7723 Chicago & North Western CNW 10809 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE $9.75 H:$10.54 135178
Life-Like 7971 Chessie System WM 1828 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE H:$9.62 135160
Life-Like 7972 Lehigh & New England LNE 580 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE E:$5.00 H:$8.99 104661
Life-Like 7973 Conrail CR 18832 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE H:$9.33 135166
Life-Like 7974 Reading 92835 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 135164
Life-Like 7975 Western Maryland 1804 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE H:$7.50 123340
Life-Like 7977 Lehigh Valley 95067 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE H:$10.00 123615
Life-Like 7978 Undecorated Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE H:$12.23 135161
Life-Like 7980 Chesapeake & Ohio C&O 90353 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE H:$17.95 135162
Life-Like 7981 Norfolk & Western N&W 500836 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE H:$11.62 135163
Life-Like 7983 N Scale Convention Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE E:$16.95 H:$16.95 1996-01-01 142010
Life-Like 7983 Western Maryland WM 1891 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 135173
Life-Like 7984 Rock Island RI 17804 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE H:$3.75 135165
Life-Like 7985 Susquehanna NYS&W 0120 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 135190
Life-Like 7987 Louisville & Nashville L&N 997 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 135191
Life-Like 7988 Great Northern GN X 300 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE $9.75 H:$6.50 135176
Life-Like 7989 New York Central NYC 20094 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE $9.75 E:$11.00 H:$15.93 104691
Life-Like Custom Model Maine Central MEC 660 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 145184
Life-Like Custom Model Maine Central MEC 665 Caboose, Cupola, Steel, NE 145185