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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 - Deluxe Innovations - 73613 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, ACF 36 Foot - Chicago & North Western - 3-Pack
N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 7040 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, ACF 36 Foot - Illinois Central - 79304
N Scale - Deluxe Innovations - 7040 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, ACF 36 Foot - Illinois Central - 79435

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
ATH-LOAD Athearn Loads 3
BAC-DE-RF16 Bachmann Diesel Engine RF-16 Sharknose 2
DLX-BC-40AAR1944 Deluxe Innovations Boxcar 40 Foot 1944 AAR 205
DLX-BC-40AAR1966 Deluxe Innovations Boxcar 40 Foot 1966 AAR 30
DLX-CH2BRIB Deluxe Innovations Covered Hopper 2-Bay ACF 1958 19
DLX-CN-SPINE3 DLX Container Car NSC 3-Unit Spine Car 12
DLX-CNC-GTWIN5 Deluxe Innovations Container Car Gunderson Twinstack 5 47
DLX-CNC-LOPAC Deluxe Innovations Container Car Thrall LoPac 4
DLX-CNC-MAXI3 Deluxe Innovations Container Car MAXI-III 48
DLX-CNC-MAXI4 Deluxe Innovations Container Car MAXI-IV 44
DLX-CON-20-REF Deluxe Innovations Container 20' Reefer 7
DLX-CON-20DRY Deluxe Innovations Container 20 Foot Dry 56
DLX-CON-20TankTainer Deluxe Innovations Container 20 foot Tank 4
DLX-CON-40-CORR Deluxe Innovations Container 40 Foot Corrugated DLP 48
DLX-CON-40-REF Deluxe Innovations Container 40 Foot Reefer 66
DLX-CON-40HC Deluxe Innovations Container 40 Foot Hi Cube 40
DLX-CON-40Sheet&Post Deluxe Innovations Container 40' Sheet and Post 41
DLX-CON-45DRY Deluxe Innovations Container 45 Foot Dry 14
DLX-CON-48SMOOTH Deluxe Innovations Container 48 Foot Smooth Side 44
DLX-CON-53-CORR Deluxe Innovations Container 53 Foot Corrugated 30
DLX-FC-53AAR Deluxe Innovations Flatcar 53' AAR 16
DLX-FC-DODX150T Deluxe Innovations Flatcar DODX 150-Ton 6-axle 13
DLX-GON-COAL Deluxe Innovations Gondola Twin Tub Coal 211
DLX-GON-WCHIP Deluxe Innovations Gondola Woodchip 152
DLX-ROADRAILER Deluxe Innovations Roadrailer 67
DLX-STRUCTURE Deluxe Innovations Structures 59
DLX-VEH-ReachStacker Deluxe Innovations Vehicle ReachStacker 11
DLX-VEH-TR48 Deluxe Innovations Vehicle Trailer Box Van 48 Foot 24
DLX-VEH-TR53 Deluxe Innovations Vehicle Trailer Box Van 53 Foot 73
DLX-VEH-TT Deluxe Innovations Vehicle Tractor Trailer 27
FUJ-VEHICLE Fujimoto Hobby Vehicles 2
KAT-BOX-STORAGE Kato Car Storage Case 4
MTR-499 Micro Trains Loads, Structures and Misc 1
TMY-VEH-TRUCK Tomytec Vehicle Truck 1
VLI-CH-2BACF V-Line Covered Hopper 2-Bay 36 Foot ACF 158