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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 101921 Items

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All Items 1689
↠ Atlas Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5077 6
↠ MDC Boxcar 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 47
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot BFF Pickens Door 24
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot BFF Youngstown Door 32
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Combo Door 54
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Double Door (Centered) 72
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Offset Double Door 21
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Plug Door 133
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Single Door 123
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Plug Door 92
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Plug Door 7
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Single Door 60
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Single Door and Roofwalk 5
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Waffle Side 53
↠ MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Youngstown Door 15
↠ MDC Caboose Cupola 3-Window Woodside 5
↠ MDC Caboose Cupola Offset 12
↠ MDC Container Car Gunderson Husky-Stack 106
↠ MDC Roundhouse Accessories Couplers 2
↠ MDC Gondola 50 Foot Thrall Hi-Side 53
↠ MDC Gondola 50/52 Foot Thrall/Mill 79
↠ MDC Mixed Rolling Stock Set 5
↠ MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Offset Side 33
↠ MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Oval End 1
↠ MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Peaked End 9
↠ MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Rib Side 77
↠ MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Baggage 22
↠ MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Business 25
↠ MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Coach 24
↠ MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Combine 21
↠ MDC Passenger Car 50 Foot Overton Coach 2
↠ MDC Passenger Car 50 Foot Overton Sleeper 2
↠ MDC Passenger Car 50 Foot Overton Business 2
↠ MDC Passenger Car 50 Foot Overton Combine 2
↠ MDC Passenger Car 50 Foot Overton Assortment 9
↠ MDC Reefer 36 Foot Wood Steel Underframe 28
↠ MDC Reefer 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 100
↠ MDC Reefer 50 Foot Express 43
↠ MDC Reefer 57 Foot Mechanical 92
↠ MDC Stock Car 36 Foot Truss Rod 24
↠ MDC Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul 12
↠ MDC Steam Engine 2-8-0 Consolidation 23
↠ MDC Tank Car 30 Foot Modern 28
↠ MDC Tank Car Single Dome 50 Foot 104