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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 - Con-Cor - 0001-008502 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Merry Christmas - 122585
N Scale - Con-Cor - CN77XM - Boxcar, 40 Foot, Steel Double Door - Merry Christmas - 1977
N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-000137 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, ACF Centerflow - Various - 3-Pack

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
ARN-TC-2AEURO Arnold Rapido Tank Car 2-Axle Private Owner 2
ATL-BC-50DD Atlas Boxcar 50 Foot Freight Double Door 1
CON-ACC-WHEELS Con-Cor Accessories Wheels 2
CON-AUTO-TLENC Con-Cor Autorack Tri-Level Enclosed 85
CON-BC-40DDPW Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Double Door Plywood 2
CON-BC-40ST Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Plug Door 46
CON-BC-40STD Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Standard Steel 78
CON-BC-40W Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Wood 13
CON-BC-40WB Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Braced 11
CON-BC-50DBLPLUG Con-Cor Boxcar 50 Foot Double Plug Door 7
CON-BC-50GRAIN Con-Cor Boxcar 50 Foot Grain 13
CON-BC-50PANEL Con-Cor Boxcar 50 Foot Panel Door 48
CON-BC-60AMH Con-Cor Boxcar 60 Foot Amtrak Material Handling 8
CON-BC-60DD Con-Cor Boxcar 60 Foot Double Door 7
CON-BC-86-4D Con-Cor Boxcar 86 Foot Hi-Cube 4 Door 23
CON-BC-86-8D Con-Cor Boxcar 85 Foot Hi-Cube 8 Door 6
CON-BC-MAT Con-Cor Boxcar Material Handling 4
CON-BOX-SET Con-Cor Box Set North American Prototype 3
CON-CAB-BW Con-Cor Caboose Bay Window 34
CON-CAB-CUPEV Con-Cor Caboose Cupola Extended Vision 20
CON-CN-GHSC Con-Cor Container Car Gunderson Husky-Stack 15
CON-CON-40HC Con-Cor Container 40 Foot Hi-Cube 17
CON-CON-45CORR Con-Cor Container 45 Foot Corrugated 5
CON-CON-48HC Con-Cor Container 48 Foot Hi-Cube 14
CON-CON-48SS Con-Cor Container 48 Foot Smooth Side 5
CON-CON-53HC Con-Cor Container 53 Foot Hi-Cube 34
CON-CON-53HEAT Con-Cor Container 53 Foot Heated 9
CON-CON-53RE Con-Cor Container 53 Foot Reefer 1
CON-DE-AEROTRAIN Con-Cor Diesel Aerotrain 13
CON-DE-DL109 Con-Cor Diesel Engine DL-109 18
CON-DE-E7 Con-Cor Diesel Engine E7 4
CON-DE-E8 Con-Cor Diesel Engine E8 2
CON-DE-F3 Con-Cor Diesel Engine F3 42
CON-DE-FMEB Con-Cor Diesel Engine Fairbanks-Morse Erie-Built 2
CON-DE-PAPB Con-Cor Diesel Engine PA-1/PB-1 47
CON-DE-SD40-2 Con-Cor Diesel Engine SD40-2 6
CON-DE-SD45 Con-Cor Diesel Engine SD45 12
CON-DE-SD50 Con-Cor Diesel Engine SD50 8
CON-DE-U50 Con-Cor Diesel Engine U50 11
CON-DES-MP15 Con-Cor Diesel Switcher MP15 25
CON-DES-SW1200 Con-Cor Diesel Switcher SW-1500/1200 1
CON-FC-50ST Con-Cor Flatcar 50 Foot Steel 24
CON-FC-50TOFC Con-Cor Flatcar 50 Foot TOFC 3
CON-FC-60BH Con-Cor Flatcar 60 Foot Bulkhead 2
CON-FC-60BHCB Con-Cor Flatcar 60 Foot Bulkhead with Centerbeam 3
CON-FC-89 Con-Cor Flatcar 89 Foot 7
CON-GN-50ST Con-Cor Gondola 50 Foot Steel 35
CON-GOOSE Con-Cor Galloping Goose 20
CON-GTEL Con-Cor Gas Turbine Engine 9
CON-GTEL-TENDER Con-Cor Gas Turbine Tender 8
CON-LOGSKEL Con-Cor Log Car Skeleton 1
CON-OH-3BSTEEL Con-Cor Open Hopper 3-Bay 40 Foot Offset Side 23
CON-OH-3BWOOD Con-Cor Open Hopper 3-Bay 40 Foot Wood 12
CON-PA-BLCAB Con-Cor Passenger Budd Bi-Level Commuter Cab 6
CON-PA-BLCOACH Con-Cor Passenger Budd Bi-Level Commuter Coach 9
CON-PA-CO-COACH Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated 85 Foot Coach 7
CON-PA-CO-OBS Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Observation 4
CON-PA-CO-RPO Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated RPO 1
CON-PA-CO-SLCOACH Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated 85 Foot Slumbercoach 8
CON-PA-COBU-BAG Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd 72 Foot Baggage 3
CON-PA-COBU-BUD-CO Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd 85 Foot Coach 27
CON-PA-COBU-DINER Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd 85 Foot Diner 3
CON-PA-COBU-DOME-BUDD Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd 85 Foot Dome 7
CON-PA-COBU-DOME-OBS Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd 85 Foot Dome Observation 6
CON-PA-COBU-OBS-MT Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd 85 Foot Observation 5
CON-PA-COBU-PARLOR Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd 85 Foot Parlor 5
CON-PA-COBU-SLEEP-10-6 Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Budd 85 Foot Sleeper 10-6 4
CON-PA-COPU -SL Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Pullman Sleeper 5
CON-PA-COPU-DOME Con-Cor Passenger Corrugated Pullman Dome 21
CON-PA-M10000 Con-Cor Passenger Train M-10000 1
CON-PA-SS-SET Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside Set 1
CON-PA-SSBAG Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 72 Foot Baggage 21
CON-PA-SSCOACH Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Coach 14
CON-PA-SSDINER Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Diner 3
CON-PA-SSDOME Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Dome 8
CON-PA-SSOBS Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Observation 8
CON-PA-SSRPO Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside RPO 20
CON-PA-SSSL Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Sleeper 32
CON-PA-ZEP4CAR Con-Cor Passenger Car Zephyr 1
CON-PA-ZEPHYR34 Con-Cor Passenger Train Single-Headlight-Zephyr 2
CON-PA-ZEPHYR48 Con-Cor Passenger Train Twin-Headlight-Zephyr 1
CON-RE-40ST Con-Cor Reefer 40 Foot Steel 3
CON-RE-40W Con-Cor Reefer 40 Foot Wood 39
CON-RE-50MO Con-Cor Reefer 50 Foot Modern 24
CON-RE-57MECH Con-Cor Reefer 57 Foot Mechanical 17
CON-SC-40ST Con-Cor Stock Car 40 Foot Steel 11
CON-ST-GS4 Con-Cor Steam Engine GS-4/S-2 15
CON-ST464 Con-Cor Steam Engine 4-6-4 Hudson 25
CON-TC-40FF Con-Cor Tank Car 40 Foot Funnel Flow 10
CON-TC-CLEANER Con-Cor Tank Car Track Cleaner 2
CON-VEH-TR40 Con-Cor Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Smoothside 9
HER-VEH-TRTT Herpa Vehicle Truck Tractor Trailer 9
KAT-BC-50 Kato Boxcar 50 Steel Sliding Door 4
KAT-BC-50STDD Kato Boxcar 50 Steel Double Door 30
KAT-BC-50STPD Kato Boxcar 50 Steel Plug Door 20
KAT-BC-MAT Kato Boxcar 60 Foot Material Handling 3
KAT-DES-SW1500 Kato Diesel Switcher SW-1500/1200 1
KAT-TC-TAKI3K Kato Tank Car Single Dome Taki 3000 15
MEH-DE-C636 Mehano Diesel Engine Alco C636 13
RIV-DES-SW1500 Rivarossi Diesel Switcher SW-1500/1200 2
RIV-PA-CO-BOXSET Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Box Set 1
RIV-PA-CO-DOME Rivarossi Passenger Corrugated Dome 2
RIV-PA-CO-OBS Rivarossi Passenger Corrugated Observation 1
RIV-PA-COST-CO Rivarossi Passenger Corrugated Coach 14
RIV-PA-COST-COM Rivarossi Passenger Corrugated Combine 8
RIV-PA-HW-BOXSET Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Box Set 1
RIV-PA-HWBAG Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Baggage 1
RIV-PA-HWCO Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Coach 3
RIV-PA-HWCOM Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Combine 3
RIV-PA-HWDIN Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Diner 2
RIV-PA-HWOBS Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Observation 3
RIV-PA-HWSET Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Set 23
RIV-PA-HWSL Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight 12-1 Pullman Sleeper 2
RIV-ST-080SHUNT Rivarossi Steam Engine 0-8-0 Shunter 1
RIV-ST-282MIK Rivarossi Steam Engine 2-8-2 Mikado 3
RIV-ST-4884BB Rivarossi Steam Engine 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 2
ROC-BC-40STCOMBO Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Combo Door 10
ROC-BC-40STEEL Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 1
ROC-CH-3B-PS2 Roco Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS 2 16
ROC-CH-3B-PS2-TROUGH Roco Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS 2 Trough Hatch 12
ROC-CH-4B52 Roco Covered Hopper 4-Bay 52 Foot 8
ROC-CH-4BCF Roco Covered Hopper 4-Bay Centerflow 1
ROC-GON-COV Roco Gondola 50 Foot Covered 1
ROC-MOW-CRANE Roco Wrecking Crane Brownhoist 4
ROC-OH-2BRS Roco Open Hopper 2-Bay Ribside 13
ROC-OH-3BLONG Roco Open Hopper 3-Bay Longitudinal 5
ROC-OH-4B Roco Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 10
ROC-RDC1 Roco Rail Diesel Cars RDC-1 19
ROC-RDC2 Roco Rail Diesel Cars RDC-2 19
ROC-RDC3 Roco Rail Diesel Cars RDC-3 18
ROC-TC-TTRAIN Roco Tank Car Tank Train 1
SAN-OH-3B100T Sanda Kan Open Hopper 3-Bay 100 Ton 2