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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: 66778. Total items on page 12

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Lone Star EL.50 British Rail 1960-01-01 147740
Lone Star EL.54 Kansas City Southern The Transcontinental Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era 1960-01-01 147768
Lone Star EL.54 Union Pacific The Transcontinental Passenger Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era 1960-01-01 147767
Lone Star EL.54 New Haven Freight Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era 1960-01-01 147859
Lone Star EL.62 Union Pacific 1402A Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 H:$18.00 1960-01-01 147683
Lone Star EL.63 New Haven Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 1960-01-01 147739
Lone Star EL.64 Chesapeake & Ohio Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 1960-01-01 147742
Lone Star EL.65 Kansas City Southern Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 1960-01-01 147744
Lone Star EL.67 Canadian Pacific 4431 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 1960-01-01 147743
Lone Star EL.68 Canadian National 6515 Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F7 1960-01-01 147745
Lone Star EL.70 British Rail M 16001 Passenger Car, British Rail, Mark 1 Coach H:$11.99 1960-01-01 147741
Lone Star EL.88 Painted/Unlettered Maintenance of Way, Wrecking Crane, North America E:$2.99 1960-01-01 147684