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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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N Scale - ExactRail - EN-50701-60 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Trinity 6275 Plug Door - Trailer Train - 504541
N Scale - ExactRail - EN-50701-59 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Trinity 6275 Plug Door - Trailer Train - 504537
N Scale - ExactRail - EN-50701-58 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Trinity 6275 Plug Door - Trailer Train - 504528

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
EXR-AUT-VP ExactRail Automobile Carrier 89 Foot ACF Vert-A-Pac 18
EXR-BC-EVANS-E ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side Evans 5277 Early 24
EXR-BC-EVANS-L ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side Evans 5277 Late 18
EXR-BC50-G5200 ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Gunderson 5200 38
EXR-BC50-HCG6269 ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Gunderson 6269 30
EXR-BC50-HCTRN275 ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Trinity 6275 62
EXR-BC50-PSWAFFLE ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot PS Waffle Side 30
EXR-CH-3BPS2CD4427 ExactRail Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS-2CD 4427 36
EXR-FC-TRNTWBLKHD ExactRail Flatcar 67 Foot Bulkhead Trenton 24
EXR-GON-TH2743 ExactRail Gondola 52 Foot 6 Inch Thrall 2743 27
EXR-GON-TH564 ExactRail Gondola 66 Foot Mill Thrall 27
EXR-RE-64TRINITY ExactRail Reefer, 64 Foot, Trinity 24