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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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Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 141
Faller Structures 1
Kato Accessories 2
Kato Car Storage Case 7
Kato Box Set European Prototype 7
Kato Box Set Japanese Prototype 123
Kato Japanese Bullet Train (Shinkansen) 39
Kato Covered Hopper 2-Bay HOKI 2200 1
Kato Container Intermodal 12 Foot Corrugated 1
Kato Electric Engine EF510 6
Kato Electric Engine EF64 1
Kato Electric Engine GE4/4-III 6
Kato Electric Engine Renfe 269 1
Kato Figure Sets 43
Kato Passenger Car Japanese Prototype 6
Kato Passenger Car Budd Slumbercoach 1
Kato Passenger Car Panorama 1st Class 4
Kato Passenger Car Panorama 2nd Class 6
Kato Passenger Car Panorama Bar 2
Kato Parts 1
Kato Steam Engine C11 1
Kato Steam Engine C62 1
Kato Locomotive Steam Japanese Prototype 3
Kato Steam Engine BR86 1
Kato Structures 82
Kato Structure Railroad Platform 38
Kato Tank Car Single Dome Taki 3000 2
Kato Tank Car Taki 43000 1
Kato Track Unitrack 188
Kato Track Unitram 3
Kato Light Rail Tram 10
Kato T-TRAK Set 2
Kato Vehicles Industrial 3
Kato Vehicles Passenger 4
Kato Vehicles Tractor-Trailer with Container 5