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N Scale Model Trains Database


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


Arnold 0222
Broadway Limited 3152
Kato 20-901
Micro-Trains 22182
Walthers 929-50308
InterMountain 65803-05
Kato USA 166-0303
Micro-Trains NSC 01-17
Bachmann 62989
Bachmann 24130

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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 74440 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 822
Alain LM 32
CMK 17
meadowsn1956 9
baggedbird 8

Recent Additions

N Scale - Bev-Bel - 4475-1 - Boxcar, 50 Foot, Evans 5277 - Green Bay & Western - 4027
N Scale - Bev-Bel - L-4108 - Engine, Diesel, F7A - Lehigh Valley - 510
N Scale - Bev-Bel - L-4091 - Engine, Diesel, F7A - Union Pacific - 1400

Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 242
Atlas Boxcar 40 Foot Plug Door 1
Atlas Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 2
Atlas Reefer 50 Foot Plug Door Mechanical 9
Bachmann Boxcar 50 Foot Plug Door 1
Bev-Bel Box Set 13
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 16
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Combine 7
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 7
Life-Like Boxcar 40 Foot Single Sliding Door 2
Life-Like Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 3
Life-Like Caboose Cupola NE 4
Life-Like Diesel Engine F-7 A&B Units 6
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP18 1
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP38-2 9
Roco Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door Atlas Version 1
Sanda Kan Boxcar 50 Foot Evans Hi-Cube 152
Sanda Kan Open Hopper 3-Bay 100 Ton 7
Sanda Kan Tank Car 3-Dome 1