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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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Total items in collection: 49166. Total items on page 17

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-01 British Columbia Railway BCRAIL Wide Vision Caboose-Round Window C$39.95 140049
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-01 Pacific Great Eastern PGE Wide Vision Caboose-Round Window C$39.95 140050
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-02 Pacific Great Eastern PGE PGE Wide Vision Caboose-Square Window C$39.95 140051
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-02 British Columbia Railway BCRail Wide Vision Caboose-Square Window C$39.95 140052
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-05 British Columbia Railway CP CPR 62’ Skeleton Log Car (X2) Kit C$30.00 140054
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-05 British Columbia Railway BCR BCR 62’ Skeleton Log Car (X2) Kit C$30.00 140053
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-06 Canadian National CN CN 36' Fowler Boxcar Kit – Wood Roof C$22.00 140056
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-07 Canadian National CN CN 36' Fowler Boxcar Kit – Steel Roof C$22.00 140057
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-08 Canadian Pacific CP CPR 36' Fowler Boxcar – Wood Roof Kit C$22.00 140058
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-09 Canadian Pacific CP CPR 36' Fowler Boxcar – Steel Roof Kit C$22.00 140059
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-15 British Columbia Railway BCR BCRAIL 50’ Combination Plug Door Boxcar Kit C$25.00 140060
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-16 Canadian National CN CN 100 Ton Coal Gondola Kit C$25.00 140061
Kaslo Shops Distributing NK-18 GATX Corporation GATX GATX Pressure-Flow Cement Car C$25.00 140055
Kaslo Shops Distributing NL-15 Canadian Pacific CP Engine, Diesel, SD40-2F C$75.00 140046
Kaslo Shops Distributing NL-16 Go Transit EMD GO Transit F59PH Phase I C$75.00 140047
Kaslo Shops Distributing NL-17 Go Transit EMD GO Transit F59PH Phase II C$75.00 140048
Kaslo Shops Distributing NL-3 Canadian National CN 5400-5459, 9900-9903 Engine, Diesel, SD-50F C$75.00 140014