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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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Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
ATH-GN-65MILL Athearn Gondola 65 Foot Mill 1
ELW-SCHNABEL Schnabel Car CEBX 800 1
LLK-DE-DL109 Life-Like Diesel Engine DL-109 8
LLK-DE-GP18 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP18 22
LLK-DE-GP38-2 Life-Like Diesel Engine GP38-2 13
LLK-DES-RS2 Life-Like Diesel Switcher RS-2 8
LLK-DES-SW9-1200 Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW9/1200 16
LLK-ST-2882M Life-Like Steam Engine 2-8-8-2 Y3 15
ROC-BC-40STDD Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Double Door 7
ROC-GON-40-BRACED Roco Gondola 40 Foot Outside Braced 7
WAL-BC-50DDWO Walthers Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door Wood Sheathed 7
WAL-BC-50EPINS Walthers Boxcar 50 Foot Exterior Post Insulated 6
WAL-CAB-BW4W Walthers Caboose Bay Window 7
WAL-CH-5B5660 Walthers Covered Hopper 5-Bay Trinity PD 7
WAL-CH-PS4427 Walthers Covered Hopper PS 4427 8
WAL-CN-THWELL Walthers Container Car Well Thrall 9
WAL-CN-THWELL5 Walthers Container Car Well Thrall 5-Unit 8
WAL-CON-40HIRIB Walthers Container 40 Foot Hi Cube Rib Side 9
WAL-CON-48DRYRIB Walthers Container 48 Foot Dry Rib Side 8
WAL-FC-GSC Walthers Flatcar 53 Foot GSC 10
WAL-GN-DIFCO-DUMP Walthers Gondola Difco Dump Car 28
WAL-GON-STEEL Walthers Gondola Steel Coil 8
WAL-MOW-SNOW Walthers MOW Russell Snow Plow 10
WAL-OH-2BGREEN Walthers Open Hopper 2-Bay Greenville 43
WAL-PAPU-BAG Walthers Passenger Car Pullman Standard Baggage 17
WAL-PAPU-C64 Walthers Passenger Car Pullman Standard Coach 64 Seat 3
WAL-PAPUSL106 Walthers Passenger Car Pullman Standard 10-6 Sleeper 14
WAL-RE-CRYO Walthers Reefer Steel Cryogenic 6
WAL-STRUCT Walthers Structures Cornerstone 70