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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 98124 Items

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Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 801
ExactRail Automobile Carrier 89 Foot ACF Vert-A-Pac 18
ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side Evans 5277 Early 30
ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side Evans 5277 Late 48
ExactRail Boxcar, 50 Foot, PC&F 6033 16
ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Gunderson 5200 43
ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Gunderson 6269 30
ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Trinity 6275 126
ExactRail Boxcar 50 Foot PS Waffle Side 33
ExactRail Covered Hopper 3-Bay Trinity 5161 27
ExactRail Covered Hoppper 3-Bay PS-2CD 4000 30
ExactRail Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS-2CD 4427 87
ExactRail Detail Parts 4
ExactRail Flatcar 67 Foot Bulkhead Trenton 26
ExactRail Gondola Gunderson 2420 19
ExactRail Gondola Hawker-Siddeley 65-Foot 6
ExactRail Gondola 52 Foot 6 Inch Thrall 2743 34
ExactRail Gondola 66 Foot Mill Thrall 93
ExactRail Open Hopper 5-Bay Autoflood II 102
ExactRail Reefer, 64 Foot, Trinity 25
ExactRail Accessories Wheels 4