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N Scale Model Trains Database

Engines, Rolling Stock, Structures, and Accessories

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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.


Collection N Scale Model Trains has 64506 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Arnold - 0499 - Autorack, Open, Bi-Level Laekks 551 - Deutsche Bundesbahn - 635 532
N Scale - Arnold - 0491 - Flatcar, Heavy Duty, Depressed Center - Deutsche Bundesbahn - 980 504
N Scale - Arnold - 4416 - Boxcar, 4-Wheel, Round Top, 26 Foot

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 136
Arnold Rapido Accessories 3
Arnold Rapido Autorack Bi-Level Articulated 1
Arnold Rapido Autorack Laekks 551 1
Arnold Rapido Autorack Tri-Level Open 10
Arnold Rapido Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 9
Arnold Rapido Boxcar 4-Wheel 26 Foot 2
Arnold Rapido Boxcar 4-Wheel 40 Foot 3
Arnold Rapido Boxcar 86 Foot Hi-Cube 3
Arnold Rapido Caboose Cupola 2-Axle 2
Arnold Rapido Caboose Cupola Steel Offset 8-Window 10
Arnold Rapido Caboose Cupola Woodside 5
Arnold Rapido Covered Hopper 2-Bay ACF 4
Arnold Rapido Covered Hopper 2-Bay Round Hatch 1
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine F9 (A+B) 14
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine FA-2 4
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine GP30 12
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine GP7 3
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine GP9 12
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine DB V160 1
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine DB V200 2
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine VO-1000 3
Arnold Rapido Diesel Switcher Baldwin 5
Arnold Rapido Diesel Switcher Miscellaneous 2
Arnold Rapido Diesel Switcher Alco S-2 31
Arnold Rapido Electric Engine GG1 7
Arnold Flatcar 62 Foot Depressed Center 1
Arnold Rapido Flatcar 86 Foot 4
Arnold Rapido Flatcar Bulkhead Lumber 1
Arnold Rapido Flatcar with End Rail 3
Arnold Rapido Flatcar with Stakes 2
Arnold Rapido Gondola 40 Foot Rib Side 3
Arnold Rapido Gondola 52 Foot Composite 6
Arnold Rapido Gondola Low Sided 1
Arnold Rapido Maintenance of Way Crane Set 2
Arnold Rapido Open Hopper 2-Bay PS-3 1
Arnold Rapido Open Hopper 2-Bay Rib Side 7
Arnold Rapido Passenger 2-Axle Coach 2
Arnold Rapido Passenger Cab Bi-Level 2
Arnold Rapido Passenger Coach Bi-Level 2
Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Coach 3
Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Dome Car 4
Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Mail Car 3
Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Observation 4
Arnold Rapido Passenger Old Time Combine 2
Arnold Rapido Passenger Old Time Coach 2
Arnold Rapido Reefer 40 Foot Wood 12
Arnold Rapido Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 3
Arnold Rapido Steam Engine 0-6-0 3
Arnold Rapido Steam Engine 4-6-2 4
Arnold Rapido Steam Engine BR 96 9
Arnold Rapido Tank Car 2-Axle 17
Arnold Rapido Tank Car 39 Foot Single Dome 7
Arnold Rapido Train Set North America 3
Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Baggage 1
Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Box Set 14
Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Combine 2
Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Observation 2
Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Coach 2
Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight Diner 1
Rivarossi Passenger Heavyweight 12-1 Pullman Sleeper 1
Rivarossi Passenger Lightweight Smoothside Box Set 6
Rowa Steam Engine 2-8-8-2 Mallet 1