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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.

Collection N Scale Model Trains has 59326 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - BLMA - 2001 - Bridges and Piers
N Scale - BLMA - 2000 - Bridges and Piers
N Scale - BLMA - 2003 - Bridges and Piers

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
BLM-BC62DD BLMA Boxcar 62 Foot Double Sliding Door Insulated Bx-166 48
BLM-CH-3B-3500DRYFLO BLMA Covered Hopper 3-Bay Dry-Flo 3500 24
BLM-CH-3B-PS4000 BLMA Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS-2 4000 22
BLM-CH-5B5660 BLMA Covered Hopper 5-Bay Trinity 5660 PD 24
BLM-CN-SPINE3 BLMA Container Car Trinity 3-Unit Spine Car 12
BLM-CN-SPINE5 BLMA Container Car Trinity 5-Unit Spine Car 8
BLM-FC-60GS BLMA Flatcar 60 Foot General Service 48
BLM-FC-89TOFC BLMA Flatcar 89 Foot TOFC 12
BLM-GON-52ACF BLMA Gondola 52 Foot ACF 70 Ton 61
BLM-GON-BATG BLMA Gondola Bathtub TopGon 60
BLM-RE-64TRINITY BLMA Reefer, 64 Foot, Trinity 73
BLM-SCENIC BLMA Scenic Accessories 13
BLM-TC-31KCO BLMA Tank Car TrinityRail 31K Crude Oil 48