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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 98212 Items

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Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 217
Atlas Boxcar 50 Foot Freight Double Door 1
Atlas Covered Hopper GATX Airslide 9
Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Chinese Version) 2
Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Austrian/US Version) 3
Atlas Open Hopper 3-Bay 90 Ton 1
Atlas Reefer 50 Foot Plug Door Mechanical 8
Atlas Vehicle Trailer 45 Foot Pines 4
Bluford Open Hopper 2-Bay USRA 3
Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Standard Steel 13
Con-Cor Boxcar 50 Foot Double Plug Door 3
Con-Cor Gondola 50 Foot Steel 1
Con-Cor Reefer 40 Foot Steel 7
Con-Cor Reefer 40 Foot Wood 3
Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 3-Bay Cylindrical 1
Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 50 Foot Airslide 1
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot AAR 1937 39
InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot AAR 1937 Double Door 8
Intermountain Covered Hopper 2-Bay ACF 4
InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 8
InterMountain Covered Hopper Cylindrical 12
Intermountain Gondola 40 Foot Composite 1
Intermountain Reefer Steel 40-23 8
Kato Diesel Engine E-8 (A+B) 2
Kato Steam Engine 2-8-2 Mikado 1
Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW9/1200 1
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Single Door 3
Micro-Trains 020 Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 31
Micro-Trains 024 Boxcar 40 Foot Sliding Door No Roofwalk 20
Micro-Trains 031 Boxcar Steel 50 Foot PS-1 7
Micro-Trains 032 Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Plug Door 1
Micro-Trains 034 Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Double Door 5
Micro-Trains 050 Caboose Wood Slant Side Cupola 2
Micro-Trains 056 Hopper Open 2-Bay Ribbed Side 4