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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 96718 Items

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Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 629
Generic Multipack 2
Atlas Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 10
Atlas Boxcar 53 Foot Evans Dbl Plug Door 45
Atlas Boxcar 60 Foot Auto Parts 1
Atlas Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 3
Atlas Covered Hopper GATX Airslide 13
Atlas Covered Hopper 2-Bay Centerflow 5
Atlas Covered Hopper 3-Bay ACF 3560 1
Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Chinese Version) 2
Atlas Flatcar 50 Foot TOFC 3
Atlas Open Hopper 3-Bay 90 Ton 1
Atlas Vehicle Trailer 24 Foot 12
Atlas Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot 26
Atlas Vehicle Trailer 45 Foot Pines 14
Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Plug Door 1
Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Standard Steel 5
Con-Cor Boxcar 60 Foot Double Door 1
Con-Cor Caboose Bay Window 6
Deluxe Innovations Container 20' Reefer 1
Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW8/600/900 3
MDC Boxcar 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 3
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Single Door 1
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Waffle Side 6
MDC Reefer 36 Foot Wood Steel Underframe 31
MDC Reefer 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 18
MDC Tank Car Single Dome 50 Foot 50
Micro-Trains 020 Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 88
Micro-Trains 021 Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Plug Door 17
Micro-Trains 023 Boxcar Steel 40 Foot Double Sliding Door 6
Micro-Trains 024 Boxcar 40 Foot Sliding Door No Roofwalk 11
Micro-Trains 025 Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5077 9
Micro-Trains 027 Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side Plug Door No Roofwalk 12
Micro-Trains 028 Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Braced 3
Micro-Trains 031 Boxcar Steel 50 Foot PS-1 21
Micro-Trains 032 Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Plug Door 21
Micro-Trains 033 Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Plug & Sliding Door 3
Micro-Trains 034 Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Double Door 10
Micro-Trains 038 Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Plug Door No Roofwalk 7
Micro-Trains 047 Reefer Wood Sheathed 40 Foot Horizontal Brake 85
Micro-Trains 049 Reefer Wood 40 Foot Vertical Brake 32
Micro Trains 059 Reefer Steel 40 Foot Ice 5
Micro Trains 069 Reefer Steel Mechanical 51 Foot 2
Micro-Trains 070 Reefer Steel 51 Foot Mechanical Rib Side 1
Micro Trains 105-0 Gondola 50 Foot 14 Panel Fishbelly Fix End 20
Micro Trains 120 40 Foot USRA Steel Rebuilt Boxcar 2
Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 PS-2 4
Roco Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door Atlas Version 2
Roco Reefer 50 Foot Plug Door Mechanical (Atlas) 1
V-Line Covered Hopper 2-Bay 36 Foot ACF 3