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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 99918 Items

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Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 738
Bachmann Boxcar 40 Foot Steel PS-1 2
Kader Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 22
Lima Boxcar 50 Foot Steel 1
Lima Caboose Bay Window 2
Lima Gondola 45 Foot Steel Rib Side 6
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 13
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Combine 9
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 9
Lima Reefer 50 Foot Steel 4
Lima Stock Car 45 Foot Steel 6
Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 11
Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Wood 8
Mehano Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window 6
Mehano Diesel Engine C-420 9
Mehano Diesel Engine F40PH 5
Mehano Diesel Engine FA1/FA2 12
Mehano Diesel Engine GP40 8
Mehano Diesel Engine RSD15 7
Mehano Diesel Engine SD45 3
Mehano Diesel Switcher Plymouth WDT 5
Mehano Open Hopper 2-Bay PS-3 Peaked End 8
Mehano Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 9
Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Type 1 4
Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Type 2 1
Mehano Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 3
Mehano Steam Engine 0-6-0 Side Tank 4
Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot 3-Dome 10
Model Power Boxcar 50 Foot Plug Door 9
Model Power Box Set Wooden Case 6
Model Power Caboose Bay Window 25
Model Power Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 15
Model Power Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF Centerflow 20
Model Power Container 20 Foot 3
Model Power Diesel Engine FP7 29
Model Power Electric Brill Trolley 4
Model Power Flatcar 40 Foot Depressed Center 5
Model Power Flatcar 45 Foot Fishbelly 13
Model Power Figures 32
Model Power Gondola 45 Foot Steel Rib Side 6
Model Power Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Coach 13
Model Power Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Dome 9
Model Power Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Observation 9
Model Power Reefer 40 Foot Steel 31
Model Power Reefer 45 Foot Steel 3
Model Power Stock Car 40 Foot Cattle 10
Model Power Scenery 7
Model Power Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul 38
Model Power Steam Engine 2-8-2 Mikado 9
Model Power Steam Engine 4-4-0 American 41
Model Power Steam Engine 4-6-2 Pacific 43
Model Power Structures 133
Model Power Tank Car 40 Foot Chemical 25
Roco Autorack Tri-Level Open 3
Roco Wrecking Crane Brownhoist 5
Roco Open Hopper Ore Car 1
Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel 4