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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 59320 Items

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Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
RAP-ACC Rapido Accessories 1
RAP-ACC-LITE Rapido Accessory Passenger Car Light Kit Easy Peasy 1
RAP-ACC-LITE-BAR-PEN Rapido Accessory Pendolino Light Kit 3
RAP-CABPSC Rapido Caboose Pointe St. Charles 17
RAP-DE-FL9 Rapido Diesel Engine EMD FL9 123
RAP-DE-FPAB-4 Rapido Diesel Engine FPA-4 & FPB-4 34
RAP-DE-GMD1-1000 Rapido Diesel Engine GMD-1 1000-series 55
RAP-DE-GMD1A-1600 Rapido Diesel Engine GMD-1A 1600-series 14
RAP-DE-GMD1B-1400 Rapido Diesel Engine GMD-1B 1400-series 20
RAP-GON-52 Rapido Gondola 52 Foot Steel 2
RAP-PA-NSC73B Rapido Passenger Smoothside NSC 73 Foot Baggage Car 113
RAP-PA-OB86 Rapido Passenger Coach Osgood Bradley 8600 32
RAP-PA-OBCO Rapido Passenger Coach Osgood Bradley 104
RAP-PA-PENDO Rapido Passenger Train Pendolino Set 23
RAP-PA-PUDS Rapido Passenger Car Pullman Lightweight Duplex Sleeper 155
RAP-PA-Turbo Rapido TurboTrain 14
RAP-PACCF105 Rapido Passenger Car CCF 10-5 Sleeper 78
RAP-PACCFCBL Rapido Passenger Car CCF Cafe-Bar-Lounge 59
RAP-PACCFCO Rapido Passenger Car CCF Coach 167
RAP-PACCFDN Rapido Passenger Car CCF Dayniter 65
RAP-RE37MP Rapido Reefer 37 Foot Meat Packers 187