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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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N Scale - Bachmann - 4551 - Freight Train, Diesel, North American, Transition Era - Santa Fe - Scenic Express
N Scale - Bachmann - 4410 - Freight Train, Steam, North American, Transition Era - Great Northern - Consolidation
N Scale - Bachmann - 4401 - Freight Train, Steam, North American, Transition Era - Santa Fe - Empire Builder

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
BAC-AUT-CN Bachmann Autorack Bi-Level CN 1
BAC-AUT-TLOS Bachmann Autorack Tri-Level Open-Side 2
BAC-BC-34OT Bachmann Boxcar 34 Foot Old Timer 7
BAC-BC-40STEEL Bachmann Boxcar 40 Foot Steel PS-1 23
BAC-BC-41HC-RIB Bachmann Boxcar 41 Foot Hi-Cube Braced 6
BAC-BC-41HC-SMOOTH Bachmann Boxcar 41 Foot Hi-Cube Smooth Sides 8
BAC-BC-41WOOD Bachmann Boxcar 41 Foot Wood Side 6
BAC-BC-50ACF Bachmann Boxcar 50.5 Foot ACF Outside Braced 9
BAC-BC-50PLUG Bachmann Boxcar 50 Foot Plug Door 23
BAC-BC-50SD Bachmann Boxcar 50 Foot Sliding Door 6
BAC-BUG Bachmann Gas Electric Doodlebug 7
BAC-CAB-21 Bachmann Caboose 21 Foot 2-Axle 6
BAC-CAB-CUPE6 Bachmann Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window 18
BAC-CAB-CUPNE Bachmann Caboose Cupola NE Steel 12
BAC-CAB-WIDEV Bachmann Caboose Wide Vision 12
BAC-CH-3BPS2 Bachmann Covered Hopper 3-Bay 70 Ton PS-2 12
BAC-CH-4B56CF Bachmann Covered Hopper 4-Bay 56 Foot Center-Flow 12
BAC-CH-4BCYL Bachmann Covered Hopper Cylindrical 12
BAC-COUPLER Bachmann Couplers 1
BAC-DE-B237 Bachmann Diesel Engine B23-7 6
BAC-DE-DASH8 Bachmann Diesel Engine Dash 8 10
BAC-DE-DD40AX Bachmann Diesel Engine DD40AX 15
BAC-DE-F7 Bachmann Diesel Engine F7 (A+B) 9
BAC-DE-F9 Bachmann Diesel Engine F9 (A+B) 43
BAC-DE-GP40 Bachmann Diesel Engine GP40 26
BAC-DE-GP50 Bachmann Diesel Engine GP50 7
BAC-DE-GP7 Bachmann Diesel Engine GP7 10
BAC-DE-H16-44 Bachmann Diesel Engine H-16-44 6
BAC-DE-SD40-2 Bachmann Diesel Engine SD40-2 5
BAC-DE-SD45 Bachmann Diesel Engine SD45 8
BAC-DE-SD9 Bachmann Diesel Engine SD9 5
BAC-DE-U36B Bachmann Diesel Engine U36B 5
BAC-DES-GE44T Bachmann Diesel Switcher GE 44 T 7
BAC-DES-GE70T Bachmann Diesel Switcher GE 70 T 7
BAC-DES-NW2 Bachmann Diesel Switcher NW2 5
BAC-DES-PLYMOUTH Bachmann Diesel Switcher Plymouth Switcher 11
BAC-DES-RS3 Bachmann Diesel Switcher RS-3 9
BAC-DES-S4 Bachmann Diesel Switcher S4 5
BAC-EL-GG1 Bachmann Electric Engine GG-1 10
BAC-FC-34WOOD Bachmann Flatcar 34' Wooden Old Timer 2
BAC-FC-40ACFLOG Bachmann Flatcar 40 Foot ACF Log 2
BAC-FC-51LOAD Bachmann Flatcar 51 Foot with Load 11
BAC-FC-HWDC Bachmann Flatcar Heavyweight Depressed Center 12
BAC-FIGURES Bachmann Figure Sets 4
BAC-GON-34WOOD Bachmann Gondola 34 Foot Wood 3
BAC-GON-42OB Bachmann Gondola 42 Foot Outside Braced 9
BAC-GON-42STEEL Bachmann Gondola 42 Foot Steel 7
BAC-LR-EL-BRILL Bachmann Light Rail Electric Brill Trolley 12
BAC-LR-EL-PCC Bachmann Light Rail Electric Streetcar PCC Trolley 12
BAC-LR-EL-PWS Bachmann Light Rail Electric Streetcar Peter Witt 6
BAC-LR-PLEM80C Bachmann Light Rail MOW Plasser EM80C 2
BAC-METROLINER Bachmann Light Rail Budd Metroliner 2
BAC-MOW-CRANE Bachmann Wrecking Crane 6
BAC-MTRLNR-COACH Bachmann Light Rail Budd Metroliner Coach Car 1
BAC-OH-4BOS Bachmann Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset 13
BAC-OH-ORE Bachmann Open Hopper Ore Car 5
BAC-OH2BUSRA55T Bachmann Open Hopper 2-Bay USRA 55 Ton 7
BAC-PA-65-COACH Bachmann Passenger Car 65 Foot Coach 21
BAC-PA-65-COMB Bachmann Passenger Car 65 Foot Combine 7
BAC-PA-AF-CA Bachmann Passenger Car Amfleet Cafe 3
BAC-PA-AF-CO Bachmann Passenger Car Amfleet Coach 2
BAC-PA-CORR-FDOME Bachmann Passenger Car Full Dome 3
BAC-PA-OTCO Bachmann Passenger Car Old Time Coach 1
BAC-PA-OTCOM Bachmann Passenger Car Old Time Combine 1
BAC-PA-ST-BAG Bachmann Passenger Car Streamlined Baggage 9
BAC-PA-ST-CO Bachmann Passenger Car Streamlined Coach 9
BAC-PA-ST-OBS Bachmann Passenger Car Streamlined Observation 9
BAC-PA-TURBO Bachmann Passenger Turbo Train 4
BAC-PAHWCO Bachmann Passenger Car Heavyweight Coach 5
BAC-PAT-ACELA Bachmann Passenger Train Acela 10
BAC-RE-41MECH Bachmann Reefer 41 Foot Mechanical 14
BAC-RE-41WOOD Bachmann Reefer 41 Foot Wood 12
BAC-RE-50MECH Bachmann Reefer 50 Foot Mechanical 15
BAC-ST-040-TANK Bachmann Steam Engine 0-4-0 Tank Engine 3
BAC-ST-040ST Bachmann Steam Engine 0-4-0 Slope Tender 5
BAC-ST-060 Bachmann Steam Engine 0-6-0 Switcher 4
BAC-ST-260 Bachmann Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul 4
BAC-ST-262-PRAIRIE Bachmann Steam Engine 2-6-2 Prairie 8
BAC-ST-2662-CO-H4 Bachmann Steam Engine 2-6-6-2 C&O H-4 5
BAC-ST-2662-USRA Bachmann Steam Engine 2-6-6-2 USRA 7
BAC-ST-280 Bachmann Steam Engine 2-8-0 Consolidation 20
BAC-ST-284-BERKSHIRE Bachmann Steam Engine 2-8-4 Berkshire 4
BAC-ST-2884-EM1 Bachmann Steam Engine 2-8-8-4 EM-1 4
BAC-ST-440 Bachmann Steam Engine 4-4-0 American 3
BAC-ST-460-10WHEELER Bachmann Steam Engine 4-6-0 Ten-wheeler 8
BAC-ST-462-K4 Bachmann Steam Engine K4 4-6-2 Pacific 4
BAC-ST-482HM Bachmann Steam Engine 4-8-2 Heavy Mountain 6
BAC-ST-482LM Bachmann Steam Engine 4-8-2 Light Mountain 9
BAC-ST-484 Bachmann Steam Engine 4-8-4 Northern 2
BAC-ST-484-J Bachmann Steam Engine 4-8-4 Class J 3
BAC-ST-TENDER Bachmann Steam Engine Tender 20
BAC-STO-40 Bachmann Stock Car 40 Foot 9
BAC-STO-40CAT Bachmann Stock Car 40 Foot Cattle 2
BAC-STRUCTURES Bachmann Structures 26
BAC-TC-10K Bachmann Tank Car 10K 11
BAC-TC-3DOME Bachmann Tank Car 3-Dome 16
BAC-TC-41CHEM Bachmann Tank Car 41 Foot Chemical 13
BAC-TRACK Bachmann Track E-Z Track 6
BAC-TRAINSET Bachmann Train Set 75
BAC-TT Bachmann Turntable 1
PIK-STRUCT Piko Structures 1