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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 79156 Items

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Model Type

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Uncategorized Uncategorized 55
Accessories Accessories 1
Autorack Autorack 795
Body Style Assortment Body Style Assortment 10
Box Car Box Car 1
Boxcar Boxcar 13117
Boxcar AAR Boxcar AAR 57
Boxcar Standard Steel Boxcar Standard Steel 18
Caboose Caboose 2610
Cleaning Car Cleaning Car 16
Coal Gondola Coal Gondola 1
Container Container 8
Container Car Container Car 658
Covered Hopper Covered Hopper 8038
Diesel Diesel 6
Flat Flat 3
Flat Car Flat Car 8
Flat Car, 89' TOFC - 3 pack Flat Car, 89' TOFC - 3 pack 1
Flatcar Flatcar 3263
Freight Car Freight Car 25
Freight Cars Freight Cars 140
Gondola Gondola 4574
Heavyweight Heavyweight 3
Hopper Hopper 2
Hoppers Hoppers 1
Intermodal Intermodal 3
Jet Turbine Jet Turbine 2
Lightweight/Streamlined Lightweight/Streamlined 2
Log Car Log Car 77
Maintenance of Way Maintenance of Way 113
Mixed Mixed 55
Mixed Consist Mixed Consist 7
Mixed Freight Mixed Freight 9
MOW MOW 1
Open Hopper Open Hopper 5490
Open Wagon Open Wagon 3
Railroad Railroad 1
Railway Gun Railway Gun 5
Reefer Reefer 3879
Roadrailer Roadrailer 76
Rocket Launch Pad Rocket Launch Pad 1
Rolling Stock Rolling Stock 42
Schnabel Car Schnabel Car 7
Slag Car Slag Car 4
Snow Plow Snow Plow 1
Specialized Specialized 1
Specialty Specialty 1
Spine Spine 3
Steam Steam 1
Stock Car Stock Car 521
Tank Car Tank Car 3254
Tank Wagon Tank Wagon 2
Tarpaulin Tarpaulin 5
Tender Tender 9
Transition Era Transition Era 1
Unknown Unknown 2
Various Various 13
Well Car Well Car 3