Search : Mkt:

N Scale Model Trains Database

Engines, Rolling Stock, Structures, and Accessories

Roland Kelly's Circus Module won 'Best-in-Show' at the National Convention in Pittsburgh in June of 2017

N-Scale Model Trains

NSE Classifieds are up and running. Shop Here!

We are still running our promotion to give away free trains to folks who help us enter data. Details Here.

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 56702 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

UserCount
Powderman 667
gdm 281
scottakoltz 206
Alain LM 141
Jenna 109


Recent Additions

N Scale - Athearn - 10870 - Flatcar, Bulkhead - Undecorated
N Scale - Athearn - 10895 - Flatcar, Bulkhead - Burlington Northern - 616037
N Scale - Athearn - 10896 - Flatcar, Bulkhead - Burlington Northern - 616039

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
ATH-AUTO-ART Athearn Autorack Articulated Auto-Max 57
ATH-AUTO-BL Athearn Autorack Open Side Bi-Level F89-F 36
ATH-BC-50NACC Athearn Boxcar 50 Foot NACC 102
ATH-BC-50SIECO Athearn Boxcar 50 Foot SIECO 113
ATH-BC-60AUTO Athearn Boxcar 60 Foot Auto Parts 84
ATH-CABBW Athearn Caboose Bay Window 98
ATH-CH-2B-ACF2970 Athearn Covered Hopper 2-Bay ACF 2970 42
ATH-CH-2B2600AS Athearn Covered Hopper 2-Bay Airslide GATC 2600 36
ATH-CH-2B2600PS2 Athearn Covered Hopper 2-Bay PS-2 2600 39
ATH-CH-3B2983PS2 Athearn Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS-2 2893 175
ATH-DE-F45 Athearn Diesel Engine F45/FP45 198
ATH-DE-F59PHi Athearn Diesel Engine F59PHi 113
ATH-DE-SD70 Athearn Diesel Engine SD-70 (I and M) 69
ATH-DESD75 Athearn Diesel Engine SD-75 (I and M) 18
ATH-FC-53 Athearn Flatcar 53 Foot GSC 127
ATH-FC-53-BH Athearn Flatcar 53 Foot Bulkhead 59
ATH-FC-89 Athearn Flatcar 89 Foot TOFC 12
ATH-GN-65MILL Athearn Gondola 65 Foot Mill 111
ATH-GON-CP Athearn Gondola Bethgon Coalporter 196
ATH-LOAD Athearn Loads 8
ATH-OH-3BCHIP Athearn Open Hopper Wood Chip 30
ATH-PA-BOTLCAB Athearn Passenger Car Bombardier Tri-Level Cab 6
ATH-PA-BOTLCO Athearn Passenger Car Bombardier Tri-Level Coach 107
ATH-RE-40MILK Athearn Reefer 40 Foot Milk 106
ATH-RE-50ICE Athearn Reefer 50 Foot Ice 108
ATH-RE-57-FGE Athearn Reefer 57 Foot Mechanical FGE 94
ATH-ST-4664 Athearn Steam Engine 4-6-6-4 Challenger 17
ATH-ST-4884 Athearn Steam Engine 4-8-8-4 Big Boy 20
ATH-TC-30KE Athearn Tank Car 30K Ethanol 259
ATH-TC-33900 Athearn Tank Car 33.9K LPG 27
ATH-TC-TTRAIN Athearn Tank Car Tank Train 21
ATH-TC209GS Athearn Tank Car 20.9K General Service 34
ATH-VEH-TRA-28-FT-PUP Athearn Vehicle Trailer 28 Foot Pup with Dolly 21
ATH-VEH-TRA-40-DROP Athearn Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Drop Sill 12
ATH-VEH-TRA-40-EPOST Athearn Vehicle Trailer 40 Exterior Post 18
ATH-VEH-TRA-40-ZVAN Athearn Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Fruehauf Z-Van 3
ATH-VEH-TRUCK-FORD-C Athearn Vehicle Truck Ford C Series 184
ATH-VH-JD-TRACTOR Athearn Vehicle Tractor John Deere 6
ATH-VH-MACK-R Athearn Vehicle Truck Tractor Cab Mack R 10
ATH-VH-TR-MACK-B Athearn Vehicle Truck Mack B 34
MDC-BC-36TRUSS MDC Boxcar 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 53
MDC-BC50-BFFSD MDC Boxcar 50 Foot BFF Pickens Door 23
MDC-BC50-BFFYD MDC Boxcar 50 Foot BFF Youngstown Door 58
MDC-BC50-FMC-COMBO MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Combo Door 50
MDC-BC50-FMC-DD MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Double Door 13
MDC-BC50-FMC-ODD MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Offset Double Door 64
MDC-BC50-FMC-PLUG MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Plug Door 75
MDC-BC50-FMC-SD MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Single Door 67
MDC-BC50-HCPLUG MDC Boxcar 50 Foot Hi-Cube Plug Door 20
MDC-BC50-PS-PLUG MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Plug Door 18
MDC-BC50-PS-SD MDC Boxcar 50 Foot PS Single Door 24
MDC-CAB-CUPE MDC Caboose Cupola Offset 42
MDC-CN-GHSC MDC Container Car Gunderson Husky-Stack 22
MDC-GN-50THS MDC Gondola 50 Foot Thrall Hi-Side 93
MDC-GN-50TM MDC Gondola 50/52 Foot Thrall/Mill 88
MDC-OH-3BOFF MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Offset Side 62
MDC-OH-3BRIB MDC Open Hopper 3-Bay Rib Side 146
MDC-PA-34OCC MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Coach 12
MDC-PA-34OMULTI MDC Passenger Car 34 Foot Overton Assortment 11
MDC-RE-36TRUSS MDC Reefer 36 Foot Wood Truss Rod 67
MDC-RE-50EXPRESS MDC Reefer 50 Foot Express 24
MDC-RE-57-MECH MDC Reefer 57 Foot Mechanical 119
MDC-SC-36TRU MDC Stock Car 36 Foot Truss Rod 42
MDC-ST-260M MDC Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul 20
MDC-ST-280 MDC Steam Engine 2-8-0 Consolidation 24
MDC-TC-50FT-MDC MDC Tank Car Single Dome 50 Foot 2