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N Scale Model Trains Database

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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.

Database N Scale Model Trains has 96934 Items

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Accessories Accessories 2144
Container Container 1947
Figures Figures 1012
Freight Train Freight Train 249
Locomotives Locomotives 19006
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 5925
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 1628
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 7
Rolling Stock (Freight) Rolling Stock (Freight) 55076
Scenery Scenery 515
Starter Sets Starter Sets 183
Structures Structures 4027
Tender Tender 37
Track Track 548
Vehicles Vehicles 4629

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After Hours Graphics After Hours Graphics 5
AHM AHM 182
AJ California Crossing AJ California Crossing 10
Ak-Sar-Ben Ak-Sar-Ben 124
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 39
Alkem Scale Models Alkem Scale Models 16
Alloy Forms Alloy Forms 30
American Limited American Limited 13
American Model Builders American Model Builders 52
Animek Models Animek Models 1
Archistories Archistories 3
Arnold Arnold 401
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 85
Art Griffin Decals Art Griffin Decals 13
Artitec Artitec 197
Athabasca Scale models Athabasca Scale models 3
Athearn Athearn 6589
Atlas Atlas 19257
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 230
Aurora Rail Masters Aurora Rail Masters 16
Aztec Aztec 168
B&T Model B&T Model 97
Bachmann Bachmann 1488
Bandai Bandai 4
Bar Mills Bar Mills 75
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 258
Blair Line Blair Line 173
BLMA BLMA 690
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 1620
Boulder Creek Engineering Boulder Creek Engineering 1
Bowser Bowser 1318
Brawa Brawa 33
Briggs Models Briggs Models 37
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 1215
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 217
Bruce Richardson Bruce Richardson 24
Busch Busch 107
C in C C in C 35
C-Rail-Intermodal C-Rail-Intermodal 13
CDS Dry Transfer Lettering CDS Dry Transfer Lettering 13
Centerline Centerline 2
Central Graphics Central Graphics 1
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 10
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 811
CG Model Trains CG Model Trains 12
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 318
Clever Creek Miniatures Clever Creek Miniatures 59
Club Internacional del Libro (CIL) Club Internacional del Libro (CIL) 1
CMX Products CMX Products 1
CO. K Productions CO. K Productions 2
Con-Cor Con-Cor 3198
Concord Car Shops Concord Car Shops 1
Conductor's Choice Conductor's Choice 1
Creative Laser Design Creative Laser Design 3
CS Models CS Models 11
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 43
Dapol Dapol 678
Daron Daron 2
DCC Concepts DCC Concepts 1
De Agostini De Agostini 2
Del Prado Del Prado 4
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 45
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 1700
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 35
Diecast Masters Diecast Masters 1
Digitrax Digitrax 38
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 11
DM-Toys DM-Toys 3
Downtown Deco Downtown Deco 25
DP Model Train Products DP Model Train Products 11
Dream Designs Dream Designs 4
E&C Shops E&C Shops 35
E&C Shops E&C Shops 39
E-R Models E-R Models 39
EA Electronics EA Electronics 16
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 308
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ESU ESU 12
ExactRail ExactRail 801
Faller Faller 631
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 112
FireFly FireFly 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 395
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1775
Fujimoto Hobby Fujimoto Hobby 6
Gabor Gabor 16
Gaugemaster Gaugemaster 2
GCLaser GCLaser 118
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 112
Gold Medal Models Gold Medal Models 46
Good Smile Company Good Smile Company 1
GoodDealsDCC GoodDealsDCC 1
Gordon Cable Stay Gordon Cable Stay 10
Graham Farish Graham Farish 501
Grandt Line Grandt Line 17
Grani&Partners Grani&Partners 2
Greenmax Greenmax 62
Hallmark Cards Hallmark Cards 20
Hallmark Models Hallmark Models 23
Hay Bros Hay Bros 421
Heljan Heljan 44
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 125
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 108
Hornby-Minitrix Hornby-Minitrix 7
Hubert's Hubert's 50
Hunterline Hunterline 16
Ibertren Ibertren 27
IHC IHC 25
IMEX IMEX 61
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 22
Interail Intermodal Models Interail Intermodal Models 2
InterMountain InterMountain 9532
Iowa Scaled Engineering Iowa Scaled Engineering 10
ITLA ITLA 27
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 508
Jägerndorfer Jägerndorfer 16
Jamco Limited Jamco Limited 1
JC Timmer JC Timmer 5
JL Innovative JL Innovative 53
JnJ JnJ 21
K*train K*train 4
KanaModel KanaModel 8
Kaslo Shops Distributing Kaslo Shops Distributing 33
Kato Kato 1348
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 81
Kato USA Kato USA 2494
KenRay KenRay 202
Kestrel Designs Kestrel Designs 61
Key Key 33
Kibri Kibri 114
KMP Models KMP Models 7
Kuehn Kuehn 8
Kustom Line Kustom Line 1
L.S. Models L.S. Models 2
Langley Langley 1
Laser-Art Laser-Art 51
Layout Dynamics Layout Dynamics 23
LBF Company LBF Company 194
Leadville Designs Leadville Designs 6
Lemke Lemke 155
Life-Like Life-Like 1179
Liliput Liliput 82
Lima Lima 209
Lineside Models Lineside Models 90
Lionel Lionel 1
Loco-Motives Loco-Motives 34
Lone Star Lone Star 25
Lowell Smith Lowell Smith 27
Luetke Luetke 182
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 15
Mabar Mabar 41
Marks Marks 14
Mehano Mehano 9
Merit Merit 16
Merten Merten 63
Micro Ace Micro Ace 51
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 79
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 11614
Micron Art Micron Art 45
Microscale Microscale 53
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 214
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 952
MJB Models MJB Models 3
MNP MNP 6
Model Power Model Power 727
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 343
Modemo Modemo 12
Monroe Models Monroe Models 42
Motrak Models Motrak Models 33
MRC MRC 93
MTB-model MTB-model 11
Mudd Creek Models Mudd Creek Models 11
Muir Models Muir Models 20
N Hobby Distributing N Hobby Distributing 15
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 146
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 45
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
N160 N160 10
NJ International NJ International 105
NKP Car Company NKP Car Company 9
NME NME 3
Noch Noch 216
North American Railcar North American Railcar 526
North Country Models North Country Models 1
North Valley Trains North Valley Trains 1
Northeast Decals Northeast Decals 12
NorthEastern Scale Models NorthEastern Scale Models 36
Northwest Short Line Northwest Short Line 1
NuComp Miniatures NuComp Miniatures 3
Oriental Limited Oriental Limited 5
Osborn Models Osborn Models 117
Overland Models Overland Models 38
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 460
Pacific Western Rail Systems Pacific Western Rail Systems 49
Peco Peco 77
Pecos River Brass Pecos River Brass 2
Period Miniatures Period Miniatures 7
Perrine Model Train Works Perrine Model Train Works 6
Pikestuff Pikestuff 18
Piko Piko 80
Plastruct Plastruct 11
PMI PMI 3
Pola Pola 31
Port of Hollywood Port of Hollywood 6
Prairie Shadows Prairie Shadows 203
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Precision Masters Precision Masters 171
Preiser Preiser 236
ProtoLoads ProtoLoads 4
Quality Craft Models Quality Craft Models 14
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 8
Rail Town Rail Town 7
RAILNSCALE RAILNSCALE 3
RailSmith RailSmith 100
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1621
Red Caboose Red Caboose 2362
REE Modèles REE Modèles 9
Revell Revell 36
Rietze Rietze 1
Rivarossi Rivarossi 67
River Point River Point 17
Rix Products Rix Products 22
Rock Island Hobby Rock Island Hobby 13
Rocky Mountain Models Rocky Mountain Models 1
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 27
Roco Roco 99
Roden Roden 1
Rolland Rolland 8
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1681
Röwa Röwa 14
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 101
S&R Special Edition Railroad Models S&R Special Edition Railroad Models 15
Scale Railroad Models Scale Railroad Models 17
ScaleTrains.com ScaleTrains.com 1224
Sea Port Model Works Sea Port Model Works 13
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 181
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Squeak N Products Squeak N Products 56
Startrain Startrain 3
Stewart Products Stewart Products 30
Summit Customcuts Summit Customcuts 10
Sylvan Scale Models Sylvan Scale Models 32
Tangent Tangent 78
TCS TCS 39
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 677
The TrainMaster The TrainMaster 6
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 5
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 145
Tillig Tillig 1
Tomix Tomix 708
Tomytec Tomytec 472
TopTrain TopTrain 3
Trains by Randy Brown Trains by Randy Brown 31
Trainworx Trainworx 2693
True Line Trains True Line Trains 136
V-Line V-Line 7
Various Various 12
Vollmer Vollmer 140
Voltscooter Voltscooter 3
Walthers Walthers 751
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 805
Wiking Wiking 177
Wild West Scale Model Builders Wild West Scale Model Builders 21
Wiseman Wiseman 1
Wit and Wisdom Models Wit and Wisdom Models 2
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 264
Wrenn Wrenn 3
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 63