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N Scale Model Trains Database


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


Atlas 41635
Kato USA 176-2211
Micro-Trains NSE MTL 17-01
Micro-Trains 42551
Bachmann 065551
Deluxe Innovations 180601
Kato USA 176-5603
High Speed 418
Athearn 17496
Micro-Trains 20196

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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 69911 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 305
Mopjunkie 176
CMK 121
gdm 78
Powderman 56

Recent Additions

N Scale - Bowser - 37323 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Cylindrical - French
N Scale - Bowser - 37288 - Covered Hopper, 3-Bay, Cylindrical - Missouri Pacific - 709606
N Scale - Bowser - 37022 - Covered Hopper, 2-Bay, GATX Airslide 4180 - Rock Island - 890020

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 1229
Bowser Caboose N5 168
Bowser Caboose N5c 64
Bowser Open Hopper GLa-2 205
Bowser Open Hopper 4-Bay H21a 342
Bowser Open Hopper 70 Ton 52
Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 3-Bay Cylindrical 109
Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 50 Foot Airslide 247
Delaware Valley Covered Hopper 6-Bay Cylindrical 42