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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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Recent Additions

N Scale - Ak-Sar-Ben - 9018 - Open Hopper, 3-Bay, 100 Ton - PBS Coals - 1990
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N Scale - Ak-Sar-Ben - 9017 - Flatcar, 50 Foot - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
000_GENPACK Generic Multipack 2
ARN-OH-2BRIB Arnold Rapido Open Hopper 2-Bay Rib Side 1
ATL-ASSRT Atlas Body Style Assortment 1
ATL-CAB-CUPE8 Atlas Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 1
ATL-CH-3B-PS2 Atlas Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS 2 1
ATL-CH-4B5250R Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Austrian/US Version) 1
ATL-DERS-RS11 Atlas Diesel Road Switcher RS-11 1
ATL-DERS-RS3 Atlas Diesel Road Switcher RS-3 1
ATL-FC-502TOFC Atlas Flatcar 50 Foot TOFC 15
ATL-OH-90T Atlas Open Hopper 3-Bay 90 Ton 1
ATL-RE-50PDM Atlas Reefer 50 Foot Plug Door Mechanical 10
ATL-SC-85HC Atlas Stock Car 85 Foot HiCube 3
ATL-TRAINSET Atlas Train Set 1
CON-PA-SSOBS Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Observation 1
CON-VEH-TR40 Con-Cor Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Smoothside 1
LIM-PA-HW-COACH Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 1
LIM-PA-HW-MIX Lima Passenger Heavyweight Box Set 1
LIM-PA-HW-OBS Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 1
MEH-CAB-CUPE6 Mehano Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window 3
MTR-020 Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 10
MTR-024 Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Sliding Door No Roofwalk 5
MTR-042 Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Sheathed 4
MTR-055 Micro-Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Offset Side 2
MTR-108 Micro Trains Hopper Open 3-Bay Ribbed Side 100 Ton 1
MTR-ASSRT-SR Micro-Trains Body Style Assortment Special Run 1
RIV-PA-SS-OBS Rivarossi Passenger Smoothside Observation 1
SAN-BC-50EVANSHC Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Evans Hi-Cube 1
SAN-OH-3B100T Sanda Kan Open Hopper 3-Bay 100 Ton 1