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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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Accessories Accessories 52
Container Container 405
Figures Figures 438
Freight Train Freight Train 129
Locomotives Locomotives 11179
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 3005
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 337
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 8
Rolling Stock (Freight) Rolling Stock (Freight) 30056
Scenery Scenery 19
Starter Sets Starter Sets 81
Structures Structures 1224
Tender Tender 5
Track Track 337
Vehicles Vehicles 2009

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AHM AHM 153
AkSarBen AkSarBen 23
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 7
American Model Builders American Model Builders 42
Arnold Arnold 250
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 37
Artitec Artitec 36
Athabasca Scale models Athabasca Scale models 2
Athearn Athearn 3639
Athearn Special Run Athearn Special Run 8
Atlas Atlas 13903
Atlas Special Run Atlas Special Run 84
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 118
Aztec Aztec 66
Bachmann Bachmann 739
Bar Mills Bar Mills 17
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 216
Blair Line Blair Line 62
BLMA BLMA 451
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 643
Bluford Shops Special Run Bluford Shops Special Run 17
Boulder Creek Engineering Boulder Creek Engineering 1
Bowser Bowser 897
Branchline Trains Branchline Trains 1
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 265
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 48
Busch Busch 9
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 3
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 282
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 54
CMX Products CMX Products 1
Con-Cor Con-Cor 1151
Con-Cor Special Run Con-Cor Special Run 17
Conductor's Choice Conductor's Choice 1
CS Models CS Models 4
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 5
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 17
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 181
Deluxe Innovations Special Run Deluxe Innovations Special Run 8
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 21
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 2
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
DP Model Train Products DP Model Train Products 10
Dream Designs Dream Designs 4
E&C Shops E&C Shops 24
E-R Models E-R Models 15
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 118
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 341
Faller Faller 111
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 52
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1245
Fox Valley Special Run Fox Valley Special Run 9
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 73
Greenmax Greenmax 23
Hallmark Models Inc. Hallmark Models Inc. 4
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 23
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 42
Ibertren Ibertren 13
IMEX IMEX 61
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 17
InterMountain InterMountain 4515
InterMountain Special Run InterMountain Special Run 99
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 7
Jaegerndorfer Jaegerndorfer 1
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
Kaslo Shops Distributing Kaslo Shops Distributing 17
Kato Kato 447
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 81
Kato USA Kato USA 1601
KenRay KenRay 52
Kibri Kibri 2
Langley Langley 1
LBF Company LBF Company 18
Lemke Lemke 110
Life-Like Life-Like 528
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 97
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 1
Mabar Mabar 41
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 25
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 28
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 6191
Micro-Trains Special Run Micro-Trains Special Run 1321
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 18
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 324
MNP MNP 3
Model Power Model Power 451
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 30
Modemo Modemo 2
Monroe Models Monroe Models 1
MRC MRC 51
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 6
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 16
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
NJ International NJ International 7
Noch Noch 92
North American Railcar North American Railcar 9
North Country Models North Country Models 1
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 1
Osborn Models Osborn Models 20
Overland Models Overland Models 10
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 90
Peco Peco 6
Period Miniatures Period Miniatures 4
Perrine Model Train Works Perrine Model Train Works 1
Pikestuff Pikestuff 18
Piko Piko 63
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Precision Masters Precision Masters 24
Preiser Preiser 120
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 4
Rail Town Rail Town 7
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1180
Red Caboose Red Caboose 706
Red Caboose Special Run Red Caboose Special Run 6
Revell Revell 5
Rivarossi Rivarossi 14
Rix Products Rix Products 19
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 22
Roco Roco 25
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1056
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 62
S&R Models S&R Models 3
S&R Special Edition Models S&R Special Edition Models 6
ScaleTrains.com ScaleTrains.com 161
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 76
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Star Train Star Train 2
Summit Customcuts Summit Customcuts 5
Sylvan Scale Models Sylvan Scale Models 7
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 29
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 2
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 75
Tomix Tomix 181
Tomytec Tomytec 219
Trainworx Trainworx 1885
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
Unkown Unkown 2
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 6
Vollmer Vollmer 19
Walthers Walthers 305
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 560
Wheels of Time Special Run Wheels of Time Special Run 4
Wiking Wiking 12
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 131
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 47