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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.

Collection N Scale Model Trains has 59458 Items

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N Scale - Aurora Postage Stamp - 4836 - Locomotive, Diesel, Fairbanks Morse, H-12-44 - Union Pacific
N Scale - Aurora Postage Stamp - 4835 - Locomotive, Diesel, Fairbanks Morse, H-12-44 - Penn Central
N Scale - Aurora Postage Stamp - 4834 - Locomotive, Diesel, Fairbanks Morse, H-12-44 - Milwaukee Road

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
AUR-CAB-CUPE Aurora Mexico Caboose Cupola End 1
AUR-STRUCTURE Aurora Structures 32
AUR-TRAINSET-NA Aurora Train Set North America 18
MTX-DE-F9 Minitrix Diesel Engine F9 (A+B Units) 33
MTX-DES-FM-H1244 Minitrix Diesel Switcher Fairbanks Morse H-12-44 4
MTX-PA-STC-COACH Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Coach 5
MTX-PA-STC-DOME Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Dome 4
MTX-PA-STC-OBS Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Observation 4
MTX-ST-060 Minitrix Steam Engine 0-6-0 6
MTX-ST-462 Minitrix Steam Engine 4-6-2 4
MTX-ST-DONKEY Minitrix Steam Engine Lil Donkey 0-6-0 1
ROC-BC-40STEEL Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 5
ROC-BC-50DD Roco Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door 4
ROC-CAB-CUPE8 Roco Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 9
ROC-CC Roco Container Car 4
ROC-CH-3B-PS2 Roco Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS 2 4
ROC-CH-8BCYL Roco Covered Hopper Cylindrical 60 Foot 4
ROC-FC-40 Roco Flatcar 40 Foot 6
ROC-FC-502T Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Fishbelly 5
ROC-FC-50DE Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Depressed Center 4
ROC-FC-6ATRANS Roco Flatcar 6-Axle Transformer Car 2
ROC-GON-40-STEEL Roco Gondola 40 Foot Steel 7
ROC-GON-COV Roco Gondola 50 Foot Covered 4
ROC-OH-3BLONG Roco Open Hopper 3-Bay Longitudinal 4
ROC-OH-4B Roco Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 4
ROC-OH-ORE Roco Open Hopper Ore Car 5
ROC-RE-40STEEL Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel 5
ROC-RE-50MECH Roco Reefer 50 Foot Mechanical 4
ROC-SC-40COMP Roco Stock Car 40 Foot Composite 4
ROC-TC-33LPG Roco Tank Car 33K Gal LPG 4
ROC-TC-SD-TRIX Roco Tank Car Single Dome Minitrix 5