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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 78946 Items

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Model Type

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26' Fruehauf Dura 26' Fruehauf Dura 1
Agricultural Agricultural 37
Aircraft Aircraft 48
Armor Armor 3
ATV ATV 1
Autocarrier Autocarrier 1
Automobile Automobile 406
Autos Autos 1
Bicycle Bicycle 5
Boat Boat 7
Boats Boats 1
Bulldozer Bulldozer 1
Bus Bus 383
Car Car 3
Cart Cart 2
Commercial Commercial 11
Construction Construction 14
Container Container 1
Covered Wagon Tractor Trailer Covered Wagon Tractor Trailer 4
Crane Crane 1
Equipment Equipment 15
Excavator Excavator 1
Flatbed Tractor Trailer Flatbed Tractor Trailer 4
Forklift Forklift 1
Helicopter Helicopter 3
Hopper Hopper 1
Horse-Drawn Horse-Drawn 3
Industrial Industrial 55
Intermodal Intermodal 11
Loader Loader 26
Military Military 94
Misc Misc 9
Modern Nissan Modern Nissan 1
Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle 1
Motorcycle Motorcycle 5
Passenger Passenger 47
Pickup Pickup 1
Railroad car floats Railroad car floats 1
Railroad Tug Boat Railroad Tug Boat 1
Residential Residential 1
Scenery Scenery 1
Ship Ship 4
Tractor Tractor 21
Tractor Trailer Tractor Trailer 27
Trailer Trailer 1184
Trailer, Semi Truck Trailer, Semi Truck 1
Tricycle Tricycle 6
Truck Truck 1141
Trucks Trucks 1
Trucks, Bus Trucks, Bus 1
Van Van 10
Various Various 2
Vehicle Vehicle 23
Wagon Wagon 2