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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 99957 Items

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Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 1182
Kader Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 6
Life-Like Boxcar 40 Foot Single Sliding Door 14
Life-Like Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 13
Life-Like Caboose Cupola NE 23
Life-Like Diesel Engine BL2 20
Life-Like Diesel Engine C-424/C-425 38
Life-Like Diesel Engine DL-109 13
Life-Like Diesel Engine E6 13
Life-Like Diesel Engine E7 24
Life-Like Diesel Engine E8 106
Life-Like Diesel Engine F40PH 7
Life-Like Diesel Engine F-7 A&B Units 12
Life-Like Diesel Engine FA-1/FB-1 72
Life-Like Diesel Engine FA-2/FB-2 39
Life-Like Diesel Engine Fairbanks Morse C-Liner 30
Life-Like Diesel Engine Fairbanks Morse Erie-Built 17
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP18 81
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP20 57
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP38-2 46
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP60 27
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP7 12
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP9 Chop Nose 15
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP9R 4
Life-Like Diesel Engine PA-1/PB-1 50
Life-Like Diesel Engine SD7 35
Life-Like Diesel Switcher RS-2 57
Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW8/600/900 48
Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW9/1200 101
Life-Like Steam Engine 0-8-0 USRA 38
Life-Like Steam Engine 2-8-4 Van Sweringen 21
Life-Like Steam Engine 2-8-8-2 Y3 8
Life Like Structure Kit 10
Life-Like Train Set 8
Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 6
Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Wood 6
Mehano Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window 7
Mehano Diesel Engine SD45 3
Mehano Open Hopper 2-Bay PS-3 Peaked End 6
Mehano Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 6
Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Type 1 2
Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Type 2 5
Mehano Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 7
Mehano Steam Engine 0-6-0 Saddle Tank 1
Mehano Steam Engine 0-6-0 Side Tank 2
Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot 3-Dome 5
Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot Chemical 4
Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door 8
Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Evans Hi-Cube 11
Sanda Kan Open Hopper 3-Bay 100 Ton 10
Sanda Kan Reefer 50 Foot Mechanical 12
Sanda Kan Stock Car 40 Foot 8
Sanda Kan Tank Car 3-Dome 8