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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 96745 Items

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Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 9531
Centralia Car Shops Caboose Cupola UP 8
Dimi-Trains Gondola Composite Sugar Beet 96
E&C Gondola Coalporter 63
InterMountain Assortment 4
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot 10 Foot Inside Postwar 48
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot 12 Panel 189
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot Modified AAR 334
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot WWII Emergency 36
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot AAR 1937 455
InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot AAR 1937 Double Door 168
InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot AAR Single Door 79
InterMountain Boxcar Gunderson Hi-Cube 96
InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot PS 5277 123
Intermountain Covered Hopper 2-Bay ACF 420
Intermountain Covered Hopper 2-Bay Trinity 3281 160
InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4650 ACF 730
Intermountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay Trinity 5161 486
InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS2CD 4785 127
InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 957
InterMountain Covered Hopper Cylindrical 820
Intermountain Diesel Tier 4 GEVO 96
Intermountain Diesel F3 (A+B) 160
Intermountain Diesel F7 (A+B+FP7) 458
Intermountain Diesel F9 (A+B+FP9) 84
Intermountain Diesel FT A&B 76
Intermountain Diesel SD40-2 672
Intermountain Diesel SD40-2W 80
Intermountain Diesel SD40T-2 329
Intermountain Diesel SD45-2 162
Intermountain Diesel SD45T-2 89
InterMountain Flatcar 53 Foot AAR 70 Ton 85
InterMountain Flatcar 60 Foot Wood Deck 143
InterMountain Flatcar 70 Ton Bulkhead 24
Intermountain Gondola 40 Foot Composite 191
Intermountain Gondola Bathtub 169
InterMountain Maintenance of Way Set 15
Intermountain Reefer Steel 40-23 359
Intermountain Reefer GPEX Milk Cars 18
Intermountain Reefer Mechanical R-70-20 189
Intermountain Reefer Steel Santa Fe 215
Intermountain Reefer 40 Foot Wood 135
InterMountain Steam Engine Cab Forward 40
Intermountain Stock Car 116
Intermountain Tank Car 8,000 Gal ACF 27 216
Intermountain Train Set 4
InterMountain Accessories Wheels 6
Tichy Rolling Stock Kits 1