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N Scale Model Trains Database


The Annual ARS Show in West Springfield MA draws many N Scale Enthusiasts


Atlas 49317
Kato USA 176-8401
Bachmann 58158
Kato USA 106-4700
Micro-Trains NSC 01-17
Model Power 876171
Bachmann 065551
High Speed 418
Centralia Car Shops CCS6080-06
Kato USA 106-095

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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 75423 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 800
Alain LM 53
klausnahr 35
CMK 15
jbeezz28 9

Recent Additions

N Scale - Athearn - 2368 - Reefer, 50 Foot, RR-30 - Santa Fe - None
N Scale - Athearn - 2369 - Reefer, 50 Foot, RR-30 - Santa Fe - 3-Pack
N Scale - Athearn - 2370 - Reefer, 50 Foot, RR-30 - Santa Fe - None

Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 5191
Athearn Autorack Articulated Auto-Max 75
Athearn Autorack Open Side Bi-Level F89-F 36
Athearn Autorack Open Side Tri-Level F89-F 18
Athearn Boxcar 50 Foot NACC 123
Athearn Boxcar 50 Foot SIECO 115
Athearn Boxcar 60 Foot Auto Parts 84
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Waffle Side 18
Athearn Billboard 7
Athearn Caboose Bay Window 140
Athearn Covered Hopper 2-Bay ACF 2970 68
Athearn Covered Hopper 2-Bay Airslide GATC 2600 119
Athearn Covered Hopper 2-Bay PS-2 2600 59
Athearn Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS-2 2893 175
Athearn Covered Hopper 3-Bay ACF 4600 72
Athearn Covered Hopper PS 4427 32
Athearn Container 20 Foot Corrugated 14
Athearn Container 48 Foot Corrugated 8
Athearn 53' Jindo Container 10
Athearn 53' Stoughton Container 13
Athearn Diesel Engine F45/FP45 198
Athearn Diesel Engine F59PHi 117
Athearn Diesel Engine SD-70 (I and M) 70
Athearn Diesel Engine SD-75 (I and M) 18
Athearn Flatcar 53 Foot GSC 145
Athearn Flatcar 53 Foot Bulkhead 59
Athearn Flatcar 89 Foot TOFC 20
Athearn Gondola 65 Foot Mill 132
Athearn Gondola Bethgon Coalporter 215
Athearn Loads 8
Athearn Open Hopper Wood Chip 50
Athearn Passenger Car Bombardier Tri-Level Cab 6
Athearn Passenger Car Bombardier Tri-Level Coach 112
Athearn Reefer 40 Foot Milk 108
Athearn Reefer 50 Foot Ice 146
Athearn Reefer 57 Foot Mechanical FGE 94
Athearn Container 40 Foot Smoothside 13
Athearn Steam Engine 4-6-6-4 Challenger 28
Athearn Steam Engine 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 40
Athearn Tank Car 20K Acid 19
Athearn Tank Car 30K Ethanol 287
Athearn Tank Car 33.9K LPG 62
Athearn Tank Car Tank Train 22
Athearn Tank Car 20.9K General Service 62
Athearn Vehicle Trailer 28 Foot Pup with Dolly 36
Athearn Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Drop Sill 12
Athearn Vehicle Trailer 40 Exterior Post 18
Athearn Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Fruehauf Z-Van 18
Athearn Vehicle Truck Ford C Series 185
Athearn Vehicle Tractor John Deere 6
Athearn Vehicle Truck Tractor Cab Mack R 10
Athearn Vehicle Truck Mack B 34
Athearn Vehicle Bus Flxible Transit 39
MDC Boxcar 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 54
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot BFF Pickens Door 67
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot BFF Youngstown Door 64
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Combo Door 50
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Double Door (Centered) 29
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Offset Double Door 91
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Plug Door 75
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Single Door 83
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Plug Door 21
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Plug Door 63
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Single Door 81
MDC Caboose Cupola Offset 72
MDC Container Car Gunderson Husky-Stack 43
MDC Gondola 50 Foot Thrall Hi-Side 116
MDC Gondola 50/52 Foot Thrall/Mill 115
MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Offset Side 62
MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Rib Side 172
MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Assortment 11
MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Coach 12
MDC Passenger Car 50 Foot Overton Assortment 2
MDC Reefer 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 67
MDC Reefer 50 Foot Express 24
MDC Reefer 57 Foot Mechanical 153
MDC Stock Car 36 Foot Truss Rod 42
MDC Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul 20
MDC Steam Engine 2-8-0 Consolidation 24
MDC Tank Car Single Dome 50 Foot 2
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Plug Door 1