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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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N Scale - Micro-Trains - 110 44 530 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 - Ferromex - 410025
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Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 71
Generic Model 1
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 6
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Wood-Sheathed 7
Roco Caboose Cupola Wood Side 4
Roco Diesel Engine FA-1 4
Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Fishbelly 1
Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Depressed Center 2
Roco Gondola 40 Foot Steel 1
Roco Gondola EAOS Coal 4
Roco Open Hopper 2-Bay Ribside 1
Roco Open Hopper 4-Bay Rib Side 5
Roco Passenger Car Set European 1
Roco Reefer 2-Axle Beer Car 12
Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel with Plug Door 1
Roco Steam Engine BR 03 1
Roco Tank Car 2-Axle Oil 16
Roco Vehicle Minitanks 4