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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 109469 Items

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Database Count
All Items 210
↠ Lima Boxcar 50 Foot Steel 7
↠ Lima Box Set 2
↠ Lima Caboose Bay Window 16
↠ Lima Diesel Engine F7 14
↠ Lima Diesel Engine FP45 6
↠ Lima Diesel Engine GP30 8
↠ Lima Diesel Switcher Plymouth MDT 7
↠ Lima Flatcar 45 Foot With Load 14
↠ Lima Flat Car Heavy Duty 3
↠ Lima Gondola 2-Axle 7-Plank 10
↠ Lima Gondola 45 Foot Steel Rib Side 16
↠ Lima Passenger 2-Axle Brake Van 1
↠ Lima Passenger Car CIWL Dining 1
↠ Lima Passenger Car CIWL Pullman 8
↠ Lima Passenger Car DEV Inox 3
↠ Lima Passenger Heavyweight Assortment 1
↠ Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 4
↠ Lima Passenger Heavyweight Combine 2
↠ Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 3
↠ Lima Passenger BR Mk1 BG 8
↠ Lima Passenger BR Mk1 BSK 15
↠ Lima Passenger BR Mk1 CK 15
↠ Lima Passenger BR Mk1 RMB 10
↠ Lima Post Office Car UIC Type X 2
↠ Lima Passenger Car SBB EW I 1
↠ Lima Passenger Car UIC Type Y 6
↠ Lima Reefer 2-Axle Beer Car 2
↠ Lima Reefer 50 Foot Steel 4
↠ Lima Stock Car 45 Foot Steel 9
↠ Lima Steam Engine 2-6-4T Q1-b 3
↠ Lima Tank Car Oil 8
↠ Pola Structures 1