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N Scale Model Trains Database

Eastern Seaboard Models

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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 88462 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 002015 - Container Car, Well, GSC - Eastern Seaboard Models - 2015
N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 002014 - Container Car, Well, GSC - Eastern Seaboard Models - 2014
N Scale - Eastern Seaboard Models - 002016 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, XIH - Eastern Seaboard Models - 2016

Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 298
Atlas Boxcar 50 Foot Freight Double Door 5
Atlas Caboose Cupola NE-5 12
Atlas Covered Hopper GATX Airslide 5
Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5701 1
Atlas Open Hopper 3-Bay 90 Ton 3
Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Standard Steel 4
Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 3-Bay Cylindrical 9
Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 50 Foot Airslide 2
Eastern Seaboard Models Boxcar 40 XIH 68
Eastern Seaboard Models Boxcar 50 Foot PRR X58 45
Eastern Seaboard Models Boxcar X65 14
Eastern Seaboard Models Boxcar X72 13
Eastern Seaboard Models Covered Hopper 50 Foot Airslide 2
Eastern Seaboard Models GSC 60 Ton Well Car 18
Eastern Seaboard Models Gondola 41 Foot Mill 1
Eastern Seaboard Models Gondola 65 Foot Mill 11
Eastern Seaboard Models Open Hopper G38 Ore Jenny 6
Eastern Seaboard Models Passenger Corrugated Pullman Sleeper 21
Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot Chemical 5
ESM Wheels and Trucks 5
MDC Tank Car Single Dome 50 Foot 1
Mehano Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 3
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot PS-1 3
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Double Door 2
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door No Roofwalk 1
Micro-Trains Reefer Wood 40 Foot Vertical Brake 5
Micro-Trains Autorack 89 Foot Bi-Level Open Side 1
Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 45 Foot Fruehauf 2
Precision Masters Open Hopper 5-Bay Ortner 1
Rivarossi Tank Car 40 Foot Chemical 6
Roco Covered Hopper 4-Bay Centerflow 12
Roco Open Hopper 2-Bay Ribside 10
Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Evans Hi-Cube 1