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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 44
Container Container 372
Figures Figures 436
Freight Train Freight Train 12
Locomotives Locomotives 10643
Passenger Trains Passenger Trains 273
Pre-Database Pre-Database 1
Promotional Items Promotional Items 8
Rolling Stock Rolling Stock 31834
Scenery Scenery 18
Starter Sets Starter Sets 722
Structures Structures 1083
Tender Tender 5
Track Track 302
Vehicles Vehicles 1971


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AkSarBen AkSarBen 23
Al's Kustom Train Kars Al's Kustom Train Kars 7
American Model Builders American Model Builders 42
Arnold Arnold 204
Arnold Hornby Arnold Hornby 36
Artitec Artitec 29
Athearn Athearn 3497
Athearn Special Run Athearn Special Run 8
Atlas Atlas 13617
Atlas Special Run Atlas Special Run 62
Aurora Postage Stamp Aurora Postage Stamp 111
Aztec Aztec 66
Bachmann Bachmann 689
Bar Mills Bar Mills 8
Bev-Bel Bev-Bel 129
Blair Line Blair Line 19
Bluford Shops Bluford Shops 643
Bluford Shops Special Run Bluford Shops Special Run 17
Bowser Bowser 896
Branchline Trains Branchline Trains 1
Broadway Limited Broadway Limited 244
Brooklyn Locomotive Works Brooklyn Locomotive Works 48
Busch Busch 9
Central Valley Model Works Central Valley Model Works 3
Centralia Car Shops Centralia Car Shops 282
Classic Metal Works Classic Metal Works 54
CMX Products CMX Products 1
Con-Cor Con-Cor 1092
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 17
Deluxe Innovations Deluxe Innovations 123
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 116
Elgin Locomotive Works Elgin Locomotive Works 1
ExactRail ExactRail 341
Faller Faller 103
Fine N-Scale Products Fine N-Scale Products 1
Fleischmann Fleischmann 52
Fox Valley Fox Valley 1237
Fox Valley Special Run Fox Valley Special Run 9
GHB International GHB International 8
GHQ Models GHQ Models 73
Greenmax Greenmax 23
Hallmark Models Inc. Hallmark Models Inc. 4
Herkat Herkat 7
Herpa Herpa 22
High Speed High Speed 9
Hobbytrain Hobbytrain 42
Ibertren Ibertren 13
Industrial Rail Industrial Rail 17
InterMountain InterMountain 4330
InterMountain Special Run InterMountain Special Run 92
Jacksonville Terminal Jacksonville Terminal 5
Jaegerndorfer Jaegerndorfer 1
JC Timmer JC Timmer 3
Kato Kato 402
Kato Lemke Kato Lemke 80
Kato USA Kato USA 1574
KenRay KenRay 52
Kibri Kibri 2
Langley Langley 1
LBF Company LBF Company 17
Lemke Lemke 110
Life-Like Life-Like 436
Liliput Liliput 1
Lima Lima 96
Lunde Studios Lunde Studios 1
Mabar Mabar 41
Merten Merten 49
Micro Ace Micro Ace 25
Micro Engineering Micro Engineering 26
Micro-Mark Micro-Mark 1
Micro-Trains Micro-Trains 6153
Micro-Trains Special Run Micro-Trains Special Run 1263
Miller Engineering Miller Engineering 18
Minicraft Minicraft 14
Minitrain Minitrain 3
Minitrix Minitrix 317
Model Power Model Power 423
Model Tech Studios Model Tech Studios 30
Modemo Modemo 2
Monroe Models Monroe Models 1
N Scale Architect N Scale Architect 5
N Scale Kits N Scale Kits 16
N Scale of Nevada N Scale of Nevada 2
NJ International NJ International 4
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 20
Overland Models Overland Models 10
Oxford Diecast Oxford Diecast 79
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 22
Preiser Preiser 120
Rail Scale Models Rail Scale Models 4
Rail Town Rail Town 7
Rapido Trains Rapido Trains 1180
Red Caboose Red Caboose 703
Red Caboose Special Run Red Caboose Special Run 6
Revell Revell 3
Rivarossi Rivarossi 14
Rix Products Rix Products 19
Rocky-Rail Rocky-Rail 22
Roco Roco 24
Roden Roden 1
Roundhouse Roundhouse 1027
RSLaserKits RSLaserKits 62
S&R Models S&R Models 3
S&R Special Edition Models S&R Special Edition Models 6 141
Showcase Miniatures Showcase Miniatures 76
Skynet Skynet 3
Smithsonian Collection Smithsonian Collection 2
Star Train Star Train 2
Summit Customcuts Summit Customcuts 5
The Freight Yard The Freight Yard 29
Third Rail Graphics Third Rail Graphics 2
Tichy Train Group Tichy Train Group 57
Tomix Tomix 180
Tomytec Tomytec 219
Trainworx Trainworx 1884
True Line Trains True Line Trains 107
V-Line V-Line 3
Various Various 1
Vollmer Vollmer 19
Walthers Walthers 303
Wheels of Time Wheels of Time 560
Wheels of Time Special Run Wheels of Time Special Run 4
Wiking Wiking 12
Woodland Scenics Woodland Scenics 129
Yesteryear Creations Yesteryear Creations 4
YesterYear Models YesterYear Models 46