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N Scale Model Trains Database

Brooklyn Locomotive Works

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




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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 77099 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Brooklyn Locomotive Works - BLW 2000-17 - Open Hopper, 2-Bay, USRA 55 Ton - New Haven - 3-Pack
N Scale - Brooklyn Locomotive Works - 1099 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, AAR 1937 - United States Air Force - 26349
N Scale - Brooklyn Locomotive Works - BLW-129 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Buffalo Creek - 2630

Body Style

Body StyleDatabase Count
All Items 168
Atlas Covered Hopper GATX Airslide 4
Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Chinese Version) 2
Atlas Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF 5250 (Austrian/US Version) 3
Atlas Open Hopper 3-Bay 90 Ton 1
Atlas Reefer 50 Foot Plug Door Mechanical 8
Bluford Open Hopper 2-Bay USRA 3
Con-Cor Boxcar 40 Foot Standard Steel 4
Con-Cor Boxcar 50 Foot Double Plug Door 3
Con-Cor Gondola 50 Foot Steel 1
Con-Cor Reefer 40 Foot Steel 7
Con-Cor Reefer 40 Foot Wood 3
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot AAR 1937 36
InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot AAR 1937 Double Door 4
InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 2
InterMountain Covered Hopper Cylindrical 5
Intermountain Reefer Steel 40-23 8
MDC Boxcar 50 Foot FMC Single Door 2
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 32
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Sliding Door No Roofwalk 20
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot PS-1 7
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Plug Door 1
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Double Door 5
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Plug Door No Roofwalk 1
Micro-Trains Caboose Wood Slant Side Cupola 2
Micro-Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Ribbed Side 4