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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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Total items in collection: 62479. 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
Bachmann 8401 Louisiana Exposition RTA 963 Streetcar, Electric, Brill Trolley E:$54.95 H:$20.00 121552
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310151 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 1979-01-01 123535
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310152 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel H:$10.50 1979-01-01 123536
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310153 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 1979-01-01 123537
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310154 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 1979-01-01 123538
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310156 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 1979-01-01 123539
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310157 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 1979-01-01 123540
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310158 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 1979-01-01 123541
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310159 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 1979-01-01 123542
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310160 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel H:$12.99 1979-01-01 123534
Roundhouse 8401 RailGon GONX 310161 Gondola, 50 Foot, Steel 1979-01-01 123543
Walthers 8401 Santa Fe AT&SF 83140 Gondola, 40 Foot, Composite $9.98 H:$19.99 1997-01-01 137844