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N Scale Model Trains Database

Engines, Rolling Stock, Structures, and Accessories

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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.


Collection N Scale Model Trains has 66885 Items

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Item Category

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Accessories Accessories 373
Container Container 1120
Figures Figures 503
Freight Train Freight Train 168
Locomotives Locomotives 13685
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 4055
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 687
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 8
Rolling Stock (Freight) Rolling Stock (Freight) 40797
Scenery Scenery 91
Starter Sets Starter Sets 116
Structures Structures 1885
Tender Tender 26
Track Track 437
Vehicles Vehicles 2933

Brand

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Uncategorized Uncategorized 2
AHM AHM 163
AJ California Crossing AJ California Crossing 3
Ak-Sar-Ben Ak-Sar-Ben 86
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 19
Alkem Scale Models Alkem Scale Models 5
American Limited American Limited 13
American Model Builders American Model Builders 43
Arnold Arnold 308
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 64
Artitec Artitec 55
Athabasca Scale models Athabasca Scale models 2
Athearn Athearn 4569
Atlas Atlas 16230
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 225
Aurora Rail Masters Aurora Rail Masters 17
Aztec Aztec 121
B&T Model B&T Model 10
Bachmann Bachmann 1096
Bandai Bandai 3
Bar Mills Bar Mills 18
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 229
Blair Line Blair Line 65
BLMA BLMA 462
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 1059
Boulder Creek Engineering Boulder Creek Engineering 1
Bowser Bowser 1224
Brawa Brawa 7
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 535
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 88
Busch Busch 17
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 3
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 416
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 283
CMX Products CMX Products 1
CO. K Productions CO. K Productions 2
Con-Cor Con-Cor 1884
Concord Car Shops Concord Car Shops 1
Conductor's Choice Conductor's Choice 1
CS Models CS Models 4
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 6
Dapol Dapol 4
Daron Daron 2
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
Del Prado Del Prado 1
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 19
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 1586
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 21
Digitrax Digitrax 14
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 5
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
Downtown Deco Downtown Deco 22
DP Model Train Products DP Model Train Products 10
Dream Designs Dream Designs 4
E&C Shops E&C Shops 28
E-R Models E-R Models 19
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 140
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 541
Faller Faller 114
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 1
FireFly FireFly 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 327
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1531
Fujimoto Hobby Fujimoto Hobby 1
Gabor Gabor 5
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 81
Good Smile Company Good Smile Company 1
Gordon Cable Stay Gordon Cable Stay 10
Greenmax Greenmax 47
Hallmark Models Inc. Hallmark Models Inc. 4
Hay Bros Hay Bros 17
Heljan Heljan 19
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 111
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 92
Hornby-Minitrix Hornby-Minitrix 6
Ibertren Ibertren 14
IHC IHC 1
IMEX IMEX 61
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 21
InterMountain InterMountain 7506
J 'n J J 'n J 10
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 135
Jägerndorfer Jägerndorfer 12
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
JL Innovative JL Innovative 1
K*train K*train 4
KanaModel KanaModel 5
Kaslo Shops Distributing Kaslo Shops Distributing 17
Kato Kato 632
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 69
Kato USA Kato USA 1961
KenRay KenRay 84
Kestrel Designs Kestrel Designs 42
Key Key 9
Kibri Kibri 9
Kuehn Kuehn 8
Kustom Line Kustom Line 1
L.S. Models L.S. Models 2
Langley Langley 1
Laser-Art Laser-Art 14
LBF Company LBF Company 24
Lemke Lemke 112
Life-Like Life-Like 885
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 156
Lineside Models Lineside Models 50
Loco-Motives Loco-Motives 9
Lone Star Lone Star 12
Lowell Smith Lowell Smith 2
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 15
Mabar Mabar 41
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 32
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 32
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 8795
Microscale Microscale 18
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 179
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 554
MJB Models MJB Models 1
MNP MNP 3
Model Power Model Power 630
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 36
Modemo Modemo 11
Monroe Models Monroe Models 3
Motrak Models Motrak Models 15
MRC MRC 59
MTB-model MTB-model 11
N Hobby Distributing N Hobby Distributing 4
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 18
N Scale Enthusiast N Scale Enthusiast 11
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 18
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
N160 N160 10
NJ International NJ International 14
NME NME 3
Noch Noch 105
North American Railcar North American Railcar 225
North Country Models North Country Models 1
Northwest Short Line Northwest Short Line 1
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 1
Osborn Models Osborn Models 20
Overland Models Overland Models 12
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 146
Pacific Western Rail Systems Pacific Western Rail Systems 18
Peco Peco 10
Period Miniatures Period Miniatures 4
Perrine Model Train Works Perrine Model Train Works 1
Pikestuff Pikestuff 18
Piko Piko 63
Plastruct Plastruct 11
PMI PMI 2
Pola Pola 12
Prairie Shadows Prairie Shadows 128
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Precision Masters Precision Masters 102
Preiser Preiser 140
ProtoLoads ProtoLoads 4
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 8
Rail Town Rail Town 7
RAILNSCALE RAILNSCALE 3
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1340
Red Caboose Red Caboose 827
REE Modèles REE Modèles 9
Revell Revell 32
Rietze Rietze 1
Rivarossi Rivarossi 27
River Point River Point 16
Rix Products Rix Products 22
Rocky Mountain Model Rocky Mountain Model 1
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 27
Roco Roco 51
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1328
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 64
S&R Models S&R Models 5
S&R Special Edition Models S&R Special Edition Models 9
ScaleTrains.com ScaleTrains.com 657
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 89
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Squeak N Products Squeak N Products 4
Startrain Startrain 3
Summit Customcuts Summit Customcuts 6
Sylvan Scale Models Sylvan Scale Models 7
Tangent Tangent 75
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 142
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 3
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 89
Tillig Tillig 1
Tomix Tomix 294
Tomytec Tomytec 262
TopTrain TopTrain 3
Trainworx Trainworx 1921
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
Unkown Unkown 1
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 8
Vollmer Vollmer 20
Walthers Walthers 716
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 746
Wiking Wiking 18
Wild West Scale Model Builders Wild West Scale Model Builders 11
Wiseman Wiseman 1
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 215
Wrenn Wrenn 3
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 60