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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.


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Item Category

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Accessories Accessories 524
Container Container 1239
Figures Figures 570
Freight Train Freight Train 169
Locomotives Locomotives 14371
Passenger Cars Passenger Cars 4228
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 718
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 7
Rolling Stock Rolling Stock 14
Rolling Stock (Freight) Rolling Stock (Freight) 42081
Scenery Scenery 98
Starter Sets Starter Sets 130
Structures Structures 2101
Tender Tender 29
Track Track 445
Vehicles Vehicles 3267

Brand

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AHM AHM 165
AJ California Crossing AJ California Crossing 3
Ak-Sar-Ben Ak-Sar-Ben 89
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 26
Alkem Scale Models Alkem Scale Models 5
American Limited American Limited 13
American Model Builders American Model Builders 47
Arnold Arnold 317
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 64
Artitec Artitec 90
Athabasca Scale models Athabasca Scale models 2
Athearn Athearn 4740
Atlas Atlas 16711
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 225
Aurora Rail Masters Aurora Rail Masters 17
Aztec Aztec 126
B&T Model B&T Model 10
Bachmann Bachmann 1176
Bandai Bandai 3
Bar Mills Bar Mills 18
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 232
Blair Line Blair Line 65
BLMA BLMA 488
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 1218
Boulder Creek Engineering Boulder Creek Engineering 1
Bowser Bowser 1230
Brawa Brawa 7
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 591
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 133
Busch Busch 17
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 10
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 417
CG Model Trains CG Model Trains 12
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 306
CMX Products CMX Products 1
CO. K Productions CO. K Productions 2
Con-Cor Con-Cor 1935
Concord Car Shops Concord Car Shops 1
Conductor's Choice Conductor's Choice 1
CS Models CS Models 5
Custom Model Railroads Custom Model Railroads 24
Dapol Dapol 4
Daron Daron 2
Darren Cohen Darren Cohen 1
Del Prado Del Prado 1
Delaware Valley Delaware Valley 29
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 1588
Design Preservation Models Design Preservation Models 35
Diecast Masters Diecast Masters 1
Digitrax Digitrax 14
Dimi-Trains Dimi-Trains 11
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 29
E-R Models E-R Models 19
Eastern Seaboard Models Eastern Seaboard Models 140
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 546
Faller Faller 217
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 1
FireFly FireFly 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 335
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1532
Fujimoto Hobby Fujimoto Hobby 1
Gabor Gabor 5
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 112
Good Smile Company Good Smile Company 1
GoodDealsDCC GoodDealsDCC 1
Gordon Cable Stay Gordon Cable Stay 10
Greenmax Greenmax 47
Hallmark Models Hallmark Models 4
Hay Bros Hay Bros 17
Heljan Heljan 22
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 111
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 92
Hornby-Minitrix Hornby-Minitrix 6
Hubert's Hubert's 39
Ibertren Ibertren 14
IHC IHC 1
IMEX IMEX 61
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 21
InterMountain InterMountain 7640
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 186
Jägerndorfer Jägerndorfer 12
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
JL Innovative JL Innovative 1
JnJ JnJ 12
K*train K*train 4
KanaModel KanaModel 5
Kaslo Shops Distributing Kaslo Shops Distributing 17
Kato Kato 644
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 70
Kato USA Kato USA 2079
KenRay KenRay 84
Kestrel Designs Kestrel Designs 42
Key Key 10
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 25
Lemke Lemke 112
Life-Like Life-Like 917
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 203
Lineside Models Lineside Models 50
Loco-Motives Loco-Motives 9
Lone Star Lone Star 21
Lowell Smith Lowell Smith 4
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 15
Mabar Mabar 41
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 32
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 41
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 9049
Microscale Microscale 19
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 184
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 566
MJB Models MJB Models 1
MNP MNP 3
Model Power Model Power 668
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 9
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 19
N Scale Enthusiast N Scale Enthusiast 13
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 40
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 104
Overland Models Overland Models 13
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 310
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 6
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 112
Preiser Preiser 143
ProtoLoads ProtoLoads 4
Quality Craft Models Quality Craft Models 13
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 8
Rail Town Rail Town 7
RAILNSCALE RAILNSCALE 3
RailSmith RailSmith 40
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1383
Red Caboose Red Caboose 850
REE Modèles REE Modèles 9
Revell Revell 32
Rietze Rietze 1
Rivarossi Rivarossi 31
River Point River Point 16
Rix Products Rix Products 22
Rocky Mountain Model Rocky Mountain Model 1
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 27
Roco Roco 53
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1389
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 64
S&R Models S&R Models 5
S&R Special Edition Railroad Models S&R Special Edition Railroad Models 9
ScaleTrains.com ScaleTrains.com 869
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 91
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 170
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 3
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 134
Tillig Tillig 1
Tomix Tomix 306
Tomytec Tomytec 271
TopTrain TopTrain 3
Trainworx Trainworx 1977
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
Unkown Unkown 1
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 8
Vollmer Vollmer 59
Walthers Walthers 723
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 746
Wiking Wiking 70
Wild West Scale Model Builders Wild West Scale Model Builders 11
Wiseman Wiseman 1
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 221
Wrenn Wrenn 3
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 60