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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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Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
AHM-TRAINSET AHM Train Set 3
LIM-BC-45STEEL Lima Boxcar 45 Foot Steel 5
LIM-CAB-BW Lima Caboose Bay Window 9
LIM-DE-F7 Lima Diesel Engine F7 1
LIM-DE-GP30 Lima Diesel Engine GP30 3
LIM-FC-45-LOADED Lima Flatcar 45 Foot With Load 11
LIM-GON-45ST Lima Gondola 45 Foot Steel Rib Side 8
LIM-PA-HW-COACH Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 2
LIM-PA-HW-COMB Lima Passenger Heavyweight Combine 2
LIM-PA-HW-OBS Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 2
LIM-RE-45STEEL Lima Reefer 45 Foot Steel 7
LIM-SC-45STEEL Lima Stock Car 45 Foot Steel 7
MEH-BC-40STEEL Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 2
MEH-OH-2BPS3 Mehano Open Hopper 2-Bay PS-3 1
MEH-RE-40STEEL Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Slide Dr 1
MEH-RE-40STL-PLUG Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Plug Dr 1
MEH-SC-40WOOD Mehano Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 1
ROC-AUT-TRI Roco Autorack Tri-Level Open 3
ROC-BC-40PS1 Roco Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 3
ROC-BC-40STCOMBO Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Combo Door 9
ROC-CAB-CUPE844 Roco Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window (4/4) 12
ROC-CH-4B52 Roco Covered Hopper 4-Bay 52 Foot 10
ROC-CH-4BCF Roco Covered Hopper 4-Bay Centerflow 10
ROC-GON-COV Roco Gondola 50 Foot Covered 9
ROC-MOW-CRANE Roco Wrecking Crane Brownhoist 3
ROC-OH-4B Roco Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 1
ROC-OH-4BRS Roco Open Hopper 4-Bay Rib Side 13
ROC-RE-50MECH Roco Reefer 50 Foot Mechanical 11
ROC-TC-SD-AHM Roco Tank Car Single Dome AHM 13