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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.


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CodeBody StyleCollection Count
FOX-BC-40RIB Fox Valley Boxcar 40 Foot Rib Side 31
FOX-BC-50-7POST Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot 7-Post 32
FOX-BC-50-CANSTOCK Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot Canstock 13
FOX-BC-50-WAGON Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot B&O M-53 Wagontop 63
FOX-BC-50FMC-5283 Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5283 24
FOX-BC-50FMC-5347 Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5347 56
FOX-BC-50PS-5344 Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot PS 5344 93
FOX-BC-50RIB Fox Valley Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side 13
FOX-CAB-BW Fox Valley Caboose Bay Window 29
FOX-CAB-TRANSFER Fox Valley Caboose Transfer 6
FOX-CAB-WAG Fox Valley Caboose Wagontop 12
FOX-CH-3BAY-H30 Fox Valley Covered Hopper 3-Bay H30 21
FOX-DE-GP60 Fox Valley Diesel GP60 44
FOX-DE-SD70 Fox Valley Diesel SD70ACe 27
FOX-DEGEVO Fox Valley Diesel GEVO 154
FOX-GON-BTSS Fox Valley Gondola Bathtub Silverside 25
FOX-OH-RD4 Fox Valley Open Hopper 5-Bay Trinity RD-4 400
FOX-PA-SSBAG Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Baggage Express 13
FOX-PA-SSBC Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Bunk Coach 11
FOX-PA-SSCAFE Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Cafe 1
FOX-PA-SSCO Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Coach 16
FOX-PA-SSOBS Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Observation 3
FOX-PA-SSPARLOR Fox Valley Passenger Car Smoothside Parlor 3
FOX-ST-442ATL Fox Valley Steam Engine 4-4-2 Atlantic 6
FOX-STRUCT Fox Valley Structure kit 3
PRE-CH-2B3K Precision Masters Covered Hopper 2-Bay 3000 cf 26
PRE-CH-3B-4700FMC Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4700 FMC 24
PRE-CH-3B-4740PS2 Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4740 PS-2 30
PRE-CH-3B-4750PS2 Precision Masters Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 PS-2 27
PRE-OH-5BORT Precision Masters Open Hopper 5-Bay Ortner 94