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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 103237 Items

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Model Subtype

Count
↡ Uncategorized ↠ Uncategorized 2
↡ Alco ↠ Alco 2256
↡ Alco/MLW ↠ Alco/MLW 20
↡ Alstom/Siemens ↠ Alstom/Siemens 17
↡ Baldwin ↠ Baldwin 275
↡ BC Rail ↠ BC Rail 2
↡ BCR ↠ BCR 3
↡ BLS ↠ BLS 1
↡ Bombardier ↠ Bombardier 5
↡ BR ↠ BR 95
↡ Budd ↠ Budd 1
↡ Canadian Locomotive Company ↠ Canadian Locomotive Company 6
↡ Cargo ↠ Cargo 1
↡ Center Cab ↠ Center Cab 1
↡ CFL ↠ CFL 1
↡ CN ↠ CN 2
↡ ČSD ↠ ČSD 19
↡ Davenport ↠ Davenport 1
↡ DB ↠ DB 115
↡ DR ↠ DR 31
↡ DRS ↠ DRS 12
↡ DSB ↠ DSB 2
↡ DVT ↠ DVT 4
↡ EMD ↠ EMD 10464
↡ EMD E8 ↠ EMD E8 12
↡ EMD FT ↠ EMD FT 2
↡ Fairbanks-Morse ↠ Fairbanks-Morse 548
↡ FER ↠ FER 1
↡ Freight ↠ Freight 17
↡ GE ↠ GE 20
↡ GE Transportation ↠ GE Transportation 2928
↡ General Purpose ↠ General Purpose 30
↡ GMD ↠ GMD 114
↡ GP-20 ↠ GP-20 1
↡ Hydraulic ↠ Hydraulic 1
↡ Industrial ↠ Industrial 4
↡ JNR ↠ JNR 38
↡ JR ↠ JR 1
↡ Locomotive ↠ Locomotive 1
↡ Maintenance of Way, MOW ↠ Maintenance of Way, MOW 1
↡ MaK ↠ MaK 4
↡ MAV ↠ MAV 1
↡ ML ↠ ML 2
↡ MLW ↠ MLW 46
↡ MPI ↠ MPI 27
↡ NS ↠ NS 15
↡ ÖBB ↠ ÖBB 4
↡ ORLW ↠ ORLW 8
↡ PEG ↠ PEG 1
↡ Plymouth ↠ Plymouth 35
↡ Rh ↠ Rh 2
↡ S-13 ↠ S-13 3
↡ SBB ↠ SBB 2
↡ Shunter, Switcher ↠ Shunter, Switcher 13
↡ Siemens ↠ Siemens 20
↡ SNCF ↠ SNCF 54
↡ Switcher ↠ Switcher 2
↡ TRAXX DE ↠ TRAXX DE 2
↡ Vossloh ↠ Vossloh 31
↡ WR ↠ WR 1