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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
ARN-ACCESSORY Arnold Rapido Accessories 3
ARN-AUT-ARTBI Arnold Rapido Autorack Bi-Level Articulated 1
ARN-AUT-TRI Arnold Rapido Autorack Tri-Level Open 10
ARN-BC-40STEEL Arnold Rapido Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 9
ARN-BC-4W Arnold Rapido Boxcar 4-Wheel 3
ARN-BC-86HICUBE Arnold Rapido Boxcar 86 Foot Hi-Cube 3
ARN-CAB-2A Arnold Rapido Caboose Cupola 2-Axle 2
ARN-CAB-END8 Arnold Rapido Caboose Cupola Steel Offset 8-Window 10
ARN-CAB-WS Arnold Rapido Caboose Cupola Woodside 5
ARN-CH-2B Arnold Rapido Covered Hopper 2-Bay ACF 4
ARN-CH-2BRH Arnold Rapido Covered Hopper 2-Bay Round Hatch 1
ARN-DE-F9 Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine F9 (A+B) 14
ARN-DE-FA2 Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine FA-2 4
ARN-DE-GP30 Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine GP30 4
ARN-DE-GP7 Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine GP7 3
ARN-DE-GP9 Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine GP9 12
ARN-DE-V160 Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine DB V160 1
ARN-DE-V200 Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine DB V200 2
ARN-DE-VO1K Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine VO-1000 3
ARN-DES-BALD Arnold Rapido Diesel Switcher Baldwin 5
ARN-DES-MISC Arnold Rapido Diesel Switcher Miscellaneous 2
ARN-DES-S2 Arnold Rapido Diesel Switcher Alco S-2 31
ARN-EL-GG1 Arnold Rapido Electric Engine GG1 7
ARN-FC-86 Arnold Rapido Flatcar 86 Foot 4
ARN-FC-BH Arnold Rapido Flatcar Bulkhead Lumber 1
ARN-FC-ENDRAIL Arnold Rapido Flatcar with End Rail 3
ARN-FC-STAKES Arnold Rapido Flatcar with Stakes 2
ARN-GON-40RIB Arnold Rapido Gondola 40 Foot Rib Side 3
ARN-GON-COMP Arnold Rapido Gondola 52 Foot Composite 6
ARN-GON-LOW Arnold Rapido Gondola Low Sided 1
ARN-MOW-CRANE Arnold Rapido Maintenance of Way Crane Set 2
ARN-OH-2B-PS3 Arnold Rapido Open Hopper 2-Bay PS-3 1
ARN-OH-2BRIB Arnold Rapido Open Hopper 2-Bay Rib Side 7
ARN-PA-2AXLE Arnold Rapido Passenger 2-Axle Coach 2
ARN-PA-BILVL-CAB Arnold Rapido Passenger Cab Bi-Level 2
ARN-PA-BILVL-COACH Arnold Rapido Passenger Coach Bi-Level 2
ARN-PA-COCO Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Coach 3
ARN-PA-CODOME Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Dome Car 4
ARN-PA-COMA Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Mail Car 3
ARN-PA-COOB Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Observation 4
ARN-PA-OTCB Arnold Rapido Passenger Old Time Combine 2
ARN-PA-OTCO Arnold Rapido Passenger Old Time Coach 2
ARN-RE Arnold Rapido Reefer 40 Foot Wood 12
ARN-SC-40WOOD Arnold Rapido Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 3
ARN-ST-060 Arnold Rapido Steam Engine 0-6-0 3
ARN-ST-462 Arnold Rapido Steam Engine 4-6-2 4
ARN-ST-BR96 Arnold Rapido Steam Engine BR 96 9
ARN-TC-2AEURO Arnold Rapido Tank Car 2-Axle Private Owner 17
ARN-TC-39 Arnold Rapido Tank Car 39 Foot Single Dome 7
ARN-TRA-NA Arnold Rapido Train Set North America 3
RIV-PA-HW-BOXSET Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Box Set 14
RIV-PA-HWBAG Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Baggage 1
RIV-PA-HWCO Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Coach 2
RIV-PA-HWCOM Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Combine 2
RIV-PA-HWDIN Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Diner 1
RIV-PA-HWOBS Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Observation 2
RIV-PA-HWSL Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight 12-1 Pullman Sleeper 1
RIV-PA-SS-BOXSET Rivarossi Passenger Lightweight Smoothside Box Set 6
ROW-ST-2882 Rowa Steam Engine 2-8-8-2 Mallet 1