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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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Recent Additions

N Scale - InterMountain - PS160143 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical - Canadian National - 110879
N Scale - InterMountain - PS160142 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical - Canadian National - 110977
N Scale - InterMountain - PS160141 - Covered Hopper, 4-Bay, Cylindrical - Canadian National - 110475

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
IMR-BC-40-10FOOT InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot 10 Foot Inside Postwar 48
IMR-BC-40-12P InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot 12 Panel 123
IMR-BC-40-AARMOD InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot Modified AAR 322
IMR-BC-40-EMERG InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot WWII Emergency 36
IMR-BC-40AAR-1937SD InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot AAR 1937 244
IMR-BC-50-AAR-1937DD InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot AAR 1937 Double Door 74
IMR-BC-50-AAR-SD InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot AAR Single Door 55
IMR-BC-50PS5277 InterMountain Boxcar 50 Foot PS 5277 115
IMR-CH-2BACF Intermountain Covered Hopper 2-Bay ACF 50
IMR-CH-2BTRIN Intermountain Covered Hopper 2-Bay Trinity 3281 158
IMR-CH-3B-4650ACF InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4650 ACF 195
IMR-CH-3B-5161 Intermountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay Trinity 5161 23
IMR-CH-3B4750 InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 164
IMR-CH-4BCYL InterMountain Covered Hopper Cylindrical 434
IMR-DE-ET44C4 Intermountain Diesel Tier 4 GEVO 96
IMR-DE-F3 Intermountain Diesel F3 (A+B) 149
IMR-DE-F7 Intermountain Diesel F7 (A+B+FP7) 64
IMR-DE-F9 Intermountain Diesel F9 (A+B+FP9) 84
IMR-DE-FT Intermountain Diesel FT A&B 60
IMR-DE-SD40-2 Intermountain Diesel SD40-2 672
IMR-DE-SD40-2W Intermountain Diesel SD40-2W 80
IMR-DE-SD40T-2 Intermountain Diesel SD40T-2 329
IMR-DE-SD45-2 Intermountain Diesel SD45-2 162
IMR-DE-SD45T-2 Intermountain Diesel SD45T-2 89
IMR-FC-53AAR70T InterMountain Flatcar 53 Foot AAR 70 Ton 85
IMR-FC-60WD InterMountain Flatcar 60 Foot Wood Deck 102
IMR-FC-BULKHEAD InterMountain Flatcar 70 Ton Bulkhead 24
IMR-GON-40-COM Intermountain Gondola 40 Foot Composite 139
IMR-GON-BATHTUB Intermountain Gondola Bathtub 30
IMR-RE-4023 Intermountain Reefer Steel 40-23 194
IMR-RE-MILKGPEX Intermountain Reefer GPEX Milk Cars 18
IMR-RE-R7020 Intermountain Reefer Mechanical R-70-20 143
IMR-RE-SF Intermountain Reefer Steel Santa Fe 109
IMR-RE-WOOD Intermountain Reefer 40 Foot Wood 98
IMR-ST-CABFW InterMountain Steam Engine Cab Forward 40
IMR-STK Intermountain Stock Car 1
IMR-TC-8KACF27 Intermountain Tank Car 8,000 Gal ACF 27 104
IMR-TRAINSET Intermountain Train Set 4