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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: 43286. Total items on page 23

First Image Brand Stock Number Road/Company Name Reporting Marks Road/Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Lima 220271 Pennsylvania 21 Locomotive, Diesel, Plymouth, MDT 124217
Lima 220272 Baltimore & Ohio 5006 Locomotive, Diesel, Plymouth, MDT 124214
Lima 220273 Santa Fe 332 Locomotive, Diesel, Plymouth, MDT H:$24.95 124216
Lima 220274 Union Pacific 720 Locomotive, Diesel, Plymouth, MDT 124215
Lima 220275 Reading 13 Locomotive, Diesel, Plymouth, MDT 124218
Lima 220276 Rock Island 534813 Locomotive, Diesel, Plymouth, MDT 124219
Lima 303 Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits 3360 Trains 123590
Lima 320407 North Thames Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite H:$8.97 131505
Lima 320410 Great Western 114756 Brake Van, 2-Axle 131561
Lima 320436 Canadian Pacific CP 339234 Gondola, 50 Foot, Rib Side 118858
Lima 320601 Clay Cross 1791 Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite 131501
Lima 320603 Evans & Bevan Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite H:$10.39 131504
Lima 320604 Oxford District Gas Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite E:$1.29 H:$8.97 131506
Lima 320606 Glasshoughton Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite 131507
Lima 320607 JK Harrison Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite H:$10.39 131503
Lima 320608 PW Spencer Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite E:$15.29 131510
Lima 320734 Hall & Dean 115 Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite 131508
Lima 320735 Caxton 32 Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite E:$15.29 H:$8.97 131502
Lima 320735 Dearne Valley 61 Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite E:$15.29 131509
Lima 454 British Petroleum BP Tank Car, Oil, 2-Axle 123456
Lima 484 Freightliner None None Trains 123457
Lima 4XX Mobil Oil Tank Car, Oil, 2-Axle 123462
Lima N/A Great Northern Great Northern 41536 H:$3.99 123566