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N Scale Model Trains Database


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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.

Database N Scale Model Trains has 89164 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Ak-Sar-Ben - unknown - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, PS2 2893 - Southern - 96269
N Scale - Ak-Sar-Ben - 9304D - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Coors - 102
N Scale - Ak-Sar-Ben - 9304B - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Pabst Milwaukee - 104

Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 122
Generic Multipack 2
Arnold Rapido Open Hopper 2-Bay Rib Side 1
Atlas Body Style Assortment 2
Atlas Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 1
Atlas Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS2 2893 5
Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Austrian/US Version) 2
Atlas Diesel Road Switcher RS-11 1
Atlas Diesel Road Switcher RS-3 1
Atlas Flatcar 50 Foot TOFC 15
Atlas Open Hopper 3-Bay 90 Ton 1
Atlas Reefer 50 Foot Plug Door Mechanical 19
Atlas Stock Car 85 Foot HiCube 3
Atlas Train Set 1
Atlas Vehicle Trailer 24 Foot 2
Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Observation 1
Con-Cor Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Piggyback 2
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Assortment 1
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 1
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 1
Mehano Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window 3
Mehano Diesel Engine FA1/FA2 1
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 20
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 40 Foot Double Sliding Door 3
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Sliding Door No Roofwalk 10
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Sheathed 4
Micro-Trains Reefer Wood Sheathed 40 Foot Horizontal Brake 1
Micro-Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Offset Side 4
Micro Trains Hopper Open 3-Bay Ribbed Side 100 Ton 1
Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 40 Foot Fruehauf 1
Micro-Trains Body Style Assortment 4
Rivarossi Passenger Smoothside Observation 1
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Double Door 1
Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door 3
Sanda Kan Open Hopper 3-Bay 100 Ton 3