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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.

Collection N Scale Model Trains has 65994 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

gdm 284
scottakoltz 190
CMK 83
Alain LM 23
Jenna 15

Recent Additions

N Scale - Aurora Postage Stamp - 4949 - Track - Track, N Scale
N Scale - Aurora Postage Stamp - 4928 - Track - Track, N Scale
N Scale - Aurora Postage Stamp - 4979 - Track - Track, N Scale

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 109
Aurora Structures 32
Aurora Postage Stamp Track 21
Aurora Train Set North America 18
Minitrix Diesel Engine F9 (A+B Units) 33
Minitrix Diesel Switcher Fairbanks Morse H-12-44 4
Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Coach 5
Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Dome 4
Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Observation 4
Minitrix Steam Engine 0-6-0 6
Minitrix Steam Engine 4-6-2 Pacific 4
Minitrix Steam Engine Lil Donkey 0-6-0 1
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 5
Roco Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door 4
Roco Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 9
Roco Container Car 4
Roco Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS 2 4
Roco Covered Hopper Cylindrical 60 Foot 4
Roco Flatcar 40 Foot 6
Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Fishbelly 5
Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Depressed Center 4
Roco Flatcar 6-Axle Transformer Car 2
Roco Gondola 40 Foot Steel 7
Roco Gondola 50 Foot Covered 4
Roco Open Hopper 3-Bay Longitudinal 4
Roco Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 4
Roco Open Hopper Ore Car 5
Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel 5
Roco Reefer 50 Foot Mechanical 4
Roco Stock Car 40 Foot Composite 4
Roco Tank Car 33K Gal LPG 4
Roco Tank Car Single Dome Minitrix 5