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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 - Classic Metal Works - 51134 - Truck, White WC22 - Spector Motor Service
N Scale - Classic Metal Works - 50239 - Automobile, Chevrolet, Impala - Painted/Unlettered - 1978 Chevrolet Impala, 4-door,
N Scale - Classic Metal Works - 50202 - Automobile, Ford, 1952-1954 - Painted/Unlettered - 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
CMW-AUTO-CHEVROLET-IMPALA Classic Metal Works Auto Chevrolet Impala 1978 7
CMW-AUTO-DODGE-M1950 Classic Metal Works Auto Dodge Meadowbrook 1950 5
CMW-AUTO-FORD-1941-48 Classic Metal Works Auto Ford 1941-48 2
CMW-AUTO-FORD-1952-54 Classic Metal Works Auto Ford 1952-54 1
CMW-AUTO-FORD-CS Classic Metal Works Auto Ford Country Squire 5
CMW-AUTO-FORD-Custom Classic Metal Works Auto Ford Custom 9
CMW-AUTO-FORD-FL Classic Metal Works Auto Ford Fairlane 13
CMW-AUTO-Ply-P12 Classic Metal Works Auto Plymouth P12 1
CMW-BUS-GMC Classic Metal Works Bus GMC 5
CMW-PANEL-FORD48 Classic Metal Works Panel Van Ford 48 4
CMW-PICKUP-FORD50 Classic Metal Works Pickup Ford 50 1
CMW-PICKUP-FORD54 Classic Metal Works Pickup Ford 54 10
CMW-TRAILER-FRUE-AERO Classic Metal Works Trailer Fruehauf Aero-Van 10
CMW-TRAILER-FRUE-FLAT Classic Metal Works Trailer 32 Foot Flat 4
CMW-TRATRAIL-FORD54 Classic Metal Works Tractor Trailer Ford 54 9
CMW-TRATRAIL-IHR190 Classic Metal Works Tractor Trailer IH R190 28
CMW-TRUCK-BOX-FORD54 Classic Metal Works Truck Box Van Ford 54 10
CMW-TRUCK-BOX-IHR190 Classic Metal Works Truck Box Van IH R190 22
CMW-TRUCK-BOX-WHITE-WC22 Classic Metal Works Truck Box Van White WC22 7
CMW-TRUCK-BOXCOE-WHITE-3K Classic Metal Works Truck Box Van COE White 3000 2
CMW-TRUCK-CAB-WHITE-3K Classic Metal Works Truck Cab White 3000 1
CMW-TRUCK-CAB-WHITE-WC22 Classic Metal Works Truck Cab White WC22 14
CMW-TRUCK-DUMP-WHITE-3K Classic Metal Works Truck Dump White 3000 2
CMW-TRUCK-FLAT-FORD54 Classic Metal Works Truck Flatbed Ford 1954 4
CMW-TRUCK-FLAT-IHR190 Classic Metal Works Truck Flatbed IH R190 2
CMW-TRUCK-FLAT-WHITE-WC22 Classic Metal Works Truck Flatbed White WC22 1
CMW-TRUCK-FUEL-F700 Classic Metal Works Truck Fuel F-700 6
CMW-TRUCK-FUEL-IHR190 Classic Metal Works Truck Fuel IH R190 3
CMW-TRUCK-FUEL-WHITE-3K Classic Metal Works Truck Fuel White 3000 1
CMW-TRUCK-STAKE-FORD51 Classic Metal Works Truck Stake Ford 51 3
CMW-TRUCK-UTIL-FORD54 Classic Metal Works Truck Utility Ford 1954 7
CMW-TRUCK-UTILBOX-FORD54 Classic Metal Works Truck Utility Box Ford 1954 3
CMW-VAN-IH-METRO Classic Metal Works Van Metro 4