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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 83537 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Micro-Trains - 110 44 530 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 - Ferromex - 410025
N Scale - Arnold - 5132 - Locomotive, Electric, GG1 - Pennsylvania - 4866
N Scale - Kato - 7008-F - Locomotive, Diesel, JNR, DD51 - Japanese National Railways - DD51 11137

Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 345
Atlas Container 40 Foot Corrugated 1
JTC Accessories Magnet Kits 1
JTC Container Car Well NSC 5
JTC Container 20 Foot Corrugated 59
JTC Container 20 Foot Tank 22
JTC Container 40 Foot Corrugated 118
JTC Container 40 Foot Corrugated Side Panel 10
JTC Container 40 Foot Open Top 13
JTC Container 40 Foot Smooth Side 19
JTC Container 40 Foot 2-P-44-P-2 'Square Corrugated' 7
JTC Container 48 Foot Corrugated 16
JTC Container 53 Foot Corrugated 57
JTC Container Flat Rack Pack 2
JTC Container Commemorative Set Corrugated 2
JTC Vehicle Trailer Container Chassis 9
Micro Trains Container 48 Foot Rib Side 1
Micro-Trains Container 53 Foot CIMC 1
ScaleTrains.com Container 53 Foot Dry 1
ScaleTrains.com Container 53 Foot Reefer 1