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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 46077 Items

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Item Category

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Accessories Accessories 37
Boxed Sets Boxed Sets 798
Container Container 324
Figures Figures 429
Freight Train Freight Train 1
Locomotives Locomotives 10296
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 197
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 7
Rolling Stock Rolling Stock 30786
Scenery Scenery 16
Structures Structures 986
Tender Tender 5
Track Track 288
Vehicles Vehicles 1905

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AHM AHM 149
Aksarben Aksarben 24
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 7
American Model Builders American Model Builders 42
Arnold Arnold 180
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 36
Artitec Artitec 29
Athearn Athearn 3382
Athearn Special Run Athearn Special Run 8
Atlas Atlas 13365
Atlas Special Run Atlas Special Run 60
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 109
Aztec Aztec 59
Bachmann Bachmann 674
Bar Mills Bar Mills 7
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 127
Blair Line Blair Line 13
BLMA BLMA 448
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 616
Bluford Shops Special Run Bluford Shops Special Run 17
Bowser Bowser 889
Branchline Trains Branchline Trains 1
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 223
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 48
Busch Busch 5
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 282
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 47
CMX Products CMX Products 1
Con-Cor Con-Cor 1033
Con-Cor Special Run Con-Cor Special Run 17
CS Models CS Models 4
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 5
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 8
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 116
Deluxe Innovations Special Run Deluxe Innovations Special Run 2
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 20
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 2
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
DP Model Train Products DP Model Train Products 10
Dream Designs Dream Designs 4
E&C Shops E&C Shops 23
E-R Models E-R Models 15
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 102
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 365
Faller Faller 57
Fleischmann Fleischmann 50
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1060
Fox Valley Special Run Fox Valley Special Run 9
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 39
Greenmax Greenmax 22
Hallmark Models Inc. Hallmark Models Inc. 4
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 22
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 42
Ibertren Ibertren 13
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 17
InterMountain InterMountain 4205
InterMountain Special Run InterMountain Special Run 92
Jaegerndorfer Jaegerndorfer 1
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
Kato Kato 401
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 80
Kato USA Kato USA 1570
KenRay KenRay 52
Kibri Kibri 2
Langley Langley 1
LBF Company LBF Company 14
Lemke Lemke 110
Life-Like Life-Like 424
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 93
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 1
Mabar Mabar 12
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 25
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 8
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 6099
Micro-Trains Special Run Micro-Trains Special Run 1197
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 18
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 313
MNP MNP 3
Model Power Model Power 413
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 26
Modemo Modemo 2
Monroe Models Monroe Models 1
MRC MRC 48
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 5
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 16
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
Noch Noch 92
North American Railcar North American Railcar 9
North Country Models North Country Models 1
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 1
Osborn Models Osborn Models 1
Overland Models Overland Models 3
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 72
Peco Peco 6
Period Miniatures Period Miniatures 4
Perrine Model Train Works Perrine Model Train Works 1
Pikestuff Pikestuff 18
Piko Piko 63
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Precision Masters Precision Masters 18
Preiser Preiser 120
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 4
Rail Town Rail Town 7
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1180
Red Caboose Red Caboose 661
Red Caboose Special Run Red Caboose Special Run 6
Revell Revell 3
Rivarossi Rivarossi 14
Rix Products Rix Products 18
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 22
Roco Roco 19
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 884
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 60
S&R Models S&R Models 3
S&R Special Edition Models S&R Special Edition Models 6
ScaleTrains.com ScaleTrains.com 141
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 76
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Star Train Star Train 2
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 29
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 2
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 57
Tomix Tomix 121
Tomytec Tomytec 198
Trainworx Trainworx 1884
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 1
Vollmer Vollmer 19
Walthers Walthers 231
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 510
Wheels of Time Special Run Wheels of Time Special Run 4
Wiking Wiking 12
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 127
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 12