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N Scale Model Trains Database

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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 79147 Items

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Model Type

Drill Down Show Me All Count
Accessories Accessories 148
Architectural Architectural 15
Automobile Automobile 1
Benches Benches 1
Boxcar Boxcar 3
Boxcar Standard Steel Boxcar Standard Steel 1
Buildings Buildings 4
Cart Cart 3
Cleaning Supplies Cleaning Supplies 1
Commercial Commercial 1
Construction, Road Crew Construction, Road Crew 1
Container Container 1
Container Car Container Car 12
Containers Containers 1
Couplers Couplers 34
Decals Decals 41
Detail Parts Detail Parts 10
Details Details 16
Diesel Diesel 5
Electric Electric 4
Electrical Electrical 34
Fire Escape Fire Escape 1
Gondola Gondola 4
Industrial Industrial 37
Industrial, Railroad Industrial, Railroad 2
Intermodal Intermodal 1
Layout Layout 1
Ligthing Ligthing 1
Loader Loader 1
Loads Loads 373
Loads, Junk, Trash Loads, Junk, Trash 2
Maintenance Maintenance 2
Mining Mining 1
Module Kit Module Kit 2
Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle 4
Parts Parts 3
Passenger Passenger 1
Passenger Car Passenger Car 8
Power and Control Power and Control 9
Pullman End Gates Pullman End Gates 1
Railcar Railcar 1
Railroad Railroad 1
Reefer Reefer 1
Rolling Stock Rolling Stock 2
Runner Pack Runner Pack 3
Scenery Scenery 1
Steam Engine Steam Engine 4
Storage Storage 11
Structures Structures 55
Table Table 5
Tombstones, Grave-Markers, Crosses Tombstones, Grave-Markers, Crosses 1
Tools Tools 3
Transformers Transformers 1
Trucks Trucks 60
Trucks, Wheels Trucks, Wheels 5
True-Scale Couplers True-Scale Couplers 1
Turntable Controller Turntable Controller 1
Various Various 2
Vehicle Vehicle 5
Wheels Wheels 62