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N Scale Model Trains Database

Bluford Shops

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

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Atlas 40 002 953
Layout Dynamics 5600
Bluford Shops 86391
Roundhouse 8180
Life-Like S780A
Kato USA 106-086-1
Micro-Trains 140 00 040
Kato 20-901
Kato USA 106-1055

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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 71194 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Bluford Shops - 14512 - Open Hopper, 3-Bay, 70 Ton Ribside - New York Central - 2-Pack
N Scale - Bluford Shops - 14293 - Open Hopper, 3-Bay, 70 Ton Ribside - Rio Grande - 3-Pack
N Scale - Bluford Shops - 14292 - Open Hopper, 3-Bay, 70 Ton Ribside - Rio Grande - 2-Pack

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 1264
Bluford Box Car 86 Foot Auto Parts Double Door 114
Bluford Box Car 86 Foot Auto Parts 8-Door 42
Bluford Caboose Transfer 159
Bluford Shops Bay Window Caboose 112
Bluford Caboose Cupola End 4
Bluford Caboose Cupola NE-6 4
Bluford Open Hopper 2-Bay Ribside 8-Panel 43
Bluford Open Hopper 2-Bay Offset Side 47
Bluford Open Hopper 2-Bay Composite War Emergency 29
Bluford Open Hopper 2-Bay Panel Side 47
Bluford Open Hopper 2-Bay USRA 136
Bluford Open Hopper 2-Bay Rebuilt War Emergency 62
Bluford Open Hopper 3-Bay 70 Ton 14-Panel 165
Bluford Open Hopper 3-Bay 70 Ton Offset Side 208
Bluford Open Hopper 3-Bay Woodchip 88
Bluford Shops Scenic Materials 2
NSE Body Style Assortment 2