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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: 63198. Total items on page 9

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Atlas 2002 Baltimore & Ohio B&O Mixed Freight Consist, North America, Transition Era $14.98 E:$3.95 H:$30.80 1967-01-01 95109
Atlas 2002 Track, N Scale 6" Straight (6 pcs) 6" Track, Straight, Single $7.95 E:$6.29 H:$10.42 133651
Aztec 2002 Burlington Northern BN 240201 Boxcar, 50 Foot, Double Door E:$5.00 C:$5.00 139227
BLMA 2002 Bridges and Piers 200' Truss Bridge, Silver $325.00 2007-01-01 149410
Kato 2002 Painted/Unlettered Locomotive, Steam, 2-6-4 C11 E:$4.20 H:$54.73 151894
Lineside Models 2002 Undecorated 72 GMC Flatbed Flatbed Truck $4.99 1995-01-01 141654
Minitrix 2002 Milwaukee Road MILW 1808 Locomotive, Diesel, Fairbanks Morse, H-12-44 $15.00 E:$49.98 H:$24.99 1971-01-01 125222
Rapido Trains 2002 Virgin Trains 390103 Passenger Train, Electric, Pendolino $490.00 104457
Rapido Trains 2002 Canadian National CN 79377 Caboose, Pointe St. Charles $49.99 2013-10-01 107370