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N Scale Model Trains Database

Engines, Rolling Stock, Structures, and Accessories

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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 65994 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

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gdm 284
scottakoltz 190
CMK 83
Alain LM 23
Jenna 15


Recent Additions

N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC 06-105 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Pittsburgh & West Virginia - 1397
N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC 06-104 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Pittsburgh & West Virginia - 1395
N Scale - Micro-Trains - NSC 06-103 - Boxcar, 40 Foot, PS-1 - Pittsburgh & West Virginia - 1391

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 5872
Atlas Diesel Engine H-16-44 2
Atlas Diesel Engine SD35 1
Atlas Steam Engine 4-4-0 American 7
Bachmann Diesel Engine GP7 1
Bachmann Steam Engine 2-6-2 Prairie 1
Bachmann Steam Engine 4-4-0 American 1
Con-Cor Passenger Box Set 1
Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside RPO 2
Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside Set 1
Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 72 Foot Baggage 6
Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Coach 3
Con-Cor Passenger Smoothside 85 Foot Sleeper 2
Deluxe Innovations Container 48 Foot Smooth Side 12
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP20 8
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP38-2 2
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP60 2
Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW9/1200 8
Model Power Diesel Engine FP7 3
Model Power Steam Engine 2-8-2 Mikado 2
Model Power Steam Engine 4-4-0 American 3
Model Power Steam Engine 4-6-2 Pacific 1
Micro-Trains Accessories Couplers 20
Micro-Trains Accessories Wheels 4
Micro-Trains Accessories Trucks 29
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot PS-1 861
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Plug Door 269
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 40 Foot Single Plug & Sliding Door 59
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 40 Foot Double Sliding Door 103
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Sliding Door No Roofwalk 125
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot FMC 5077 320
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Combo Door No Roofwalk 29
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Rib Side Plug Door No Roofwalk 126
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Braced 43
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Sheathed 1.5 Door 18
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door Rib Side No Roofwalk 88
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot PS-1 132
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Plug Door 129
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Plug & Sliding Door 36
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Double Door 94
Micro-Trains Stock Car 40 Foot Despatch 108
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Double Plug Door 21
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door No Roofwalk 36
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Steel Plug Door No Roofwalk 177
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood 58
Micro-Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Single Plug Door Without Roofwalk 1
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Sheathed 1.5 Door 4
Micro-Trains Boxcar Wood Sheathed 40 Foot One & One Half Door 9
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Sheathed 57
Micro-Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Sheathed 1.5 Door 30
Micro-Trains Flatcar 50 Foot Straight Side 45
Micro-Trains Flatcar 50 Foot Fishbelly Side 220
Micro-Trains Gondola 50 Foot Fishbelly Drop-End 109
Micro-Trains Reefer Wood Sheathed 40 Foot Horizontal Brake 135
Micro-Trains Gondola 50 Foot Straight Side 26
Micro-Trains Reefer Wood 40 Foot Vertical Brake 164
Micro-Trains Caboose Wood Slant Side Cupola 77
Micro-Trains Caboose Wood Straight Side Cupola 75
Micro-Trains Reefer Steel 52 Foot Express 19
Micro Trains Flatcar 60 Foot Centerbeam 51
Micro Trains Flatcar 62 Foot Bulkhead 122
Micro-Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Offset Side 191
Micro-Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Ribbed Side 156
Micro Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Composite Side 37
Micro Trains Reefer Wood Sheathed 36 Foot Truss Rod Underframe 56
Micro Trains Reefer Wood Sheathed 36 Foot Steel Underframe 22
Micro Trains Reefer Steel 40 Foot Ice 108
Micro Trains Reefer Steel 40 Foot Ice with Preco Fans 49
Micro Trains Gondola 50 Foot Straight Composite Side Drop End 7
Micro Trains Gondola 50 Foot Straight Composite Side Fixed End 4
Micro Trains Gondola 50 Foot Fishbelly Composite Drop End 18
Micro Trains Gondola 50 Foot Fishbelly Composite Side Fixed End 6
Micro Trains Flatcar 57 Foot Converted TOFC 80
Micro-Trains Tank Car Single Dome 39 Foot 340
Micro Trains Tank Car 3-Dome ACF 14
Micro Trains Reefer Steel Mechanical 51 Foot 119
Micro-Trains Reefer Steel 51 Foot Mechanical Rib Side 59
Micro Trains Flatcar 89 Foot TOFC 98
Micro Trains Flatcar 89 Foot 4 Inch COFC 15
Micro Trains Boxcar PS-1 No Roofwalk 42
Micro Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Plug Door No Roofwalk 83
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Double Plug Door No Roofwalk 30
Micro Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Combo Door No Roofwalk 31
Micro Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Single Door No Roofwalk 62
Micro Trains Boxcar Steel 50 Foot Double Door Automobile 24
Micro Trains Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door Wagon Top Roof 14
Micro Trains Gondola 40 Foot Gondola Drop Bottom 35
Micro Trains Gondola 40 Foot Drop Bottom Side Extensions 20
Micro Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Hopper Panel Side 11
Micro Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Offset Side Arched Notched End 14
Micro Trains Open Hopper 2-Bay Offset Arch 7
Micro Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Offset Side Peaked Notched End 4
Micro Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Ribbed Side Peaked Notched End 2
Micro Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Offset Peaked End 2
Micro Trains Hopper Open 2-Bay Ribbed Side Peaked End 29
Micro Trains Hopper Covered 2-Bay ACF Centerflow 2980 118
Micro Trains Covered Hopper 3-Bay ACF 4650 Round Hatch 41
Micro Trains Covered Hopper 3-Bay ACF 4650 Long Hatch 191
Micro-Trains Hopper Covered 3-Bay PS-2 High Side 38
Micro Trains Covered Hopper 2-Bay 50 Foot Airslide 23
Micro Trains Hopper Covered 3-Bay Ribbed Side Evans 36
Micro Trains Caboose 36 Foot Riveted Steel Side 63
Micro Trains Boxcar 40 Foot Hi-Cube 52
Micro-Trains Boxcar 60 Foot Dbl Plug Door High Cube 36
Micro Trains Boxcar 60 Foot Waffle Side 31
Micro Trains Boxcar 60 Foot High Cube 10
Micro Trains Gondola 50 Foot 14 Panel Fishbelly Side Fixed End 90
Micro-Trains Gondola 50 Foot Covered 33
Micro Trains Hopper Open 3-Bay Ribbed Side 100 Ton 146
Micro Trains Flatcar Depressed Center 48
Micro Trains Tank Car 56 Foot General Service 134
Micro Trains Autorack 89 Foot Tri-Level Enclosed Side 76
Micro Trains Autorack 89 Foot Tri-Level Open Side 15
Micro-Trains Autorack 89 Foot Bi-Level Open Side 3
Micro-Trains Autorack 89 Foot Bi-Level Open Side Converted 3
Micro Trains Log Car Skeleton 7
Micro Trains Log Car Disconnected 7
Micro Trains Log Car 42 Foot Spine With Uprights Modern 25
Micro Trains Log Car 65 Foot Uprights Modern Evans 34
Micro-Trains Passenger Car Pullman Troop Sleeper 31
Micro-Trains American Car & Foundry Troop Kitchen Car 25
Micro Trains 40 Foot USRA Steel Rebuilt Boxcar 42
Micro Trains Scale Test Car 9
Micro Trains 60 Foot Box Car 2-Plug Door/46 Foot Centers 18
Micro Trains Boxcar 60 Foot NSC Excess Height 3
Micro Trains 3-Bay Hopper Ortner Rapid Discharge 50
Micro Trains Caboose Bay Window Windowless Side 30
Micro Trains Container Car Husky Stack 35
Micro Trains Flatcar 68 Foot Straight Side 29
Micro Trains Flatcar 70 Foot Straight Side 15
Micro Trains Heavyweight RPO 37
Micro Trains Heavyweight Pullman Sleeper 10-1-2 39
Micro Trains Heavyweight Pullman 12-1 Sleeper 39
Micro Trains Heavyweight Pullman 28-1 Parlor Car 28
Micro Trains Heavyweight Pullman 3-2 Observation Car 75
Micro Trains Heavyweight Pullman Paired Window Coach 48
Micro Trains Heavyweight Pullman Diner 25
Micro Trains Heavyweight Baggage Car 34
Micro Trains Heavyweight Mail Baggage Car 29
Micro-Trains Heavyweight Horse Car 19
Micro Trains Boxcar Wood Sheathed 26 Foot Truss Rod 20
Micro Trains Caboose Wood Sheathed 26 Foot Truss Rod 10
Micro Trains Flatcar 26 Foot Truss Rod 14
Micro Trains Tank Car 26 Foot Truss Rod 8
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot PS 13
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot PS Plug Door 8
Micro-Trains Boxcar 50 Foot PS Double Door 12
Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 40 Foot Fruehauf 33
Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 45 Foot Fruehauf 46
Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 48 Foot Fruehauf 16
Micro Trains Container 20 Foot Ribbed Side 3
Micro Trains Container 40 Foot Ribbed Side 5
Micro Trains Circus Loads 4
Micro Trains Container 48 Foot Rib Side 23
Micro-Trains Container 53 Foot CIMC 37
Micro Trains Trailer Horse Drawn Wagon 16
Micro Trains Loads, Structures and Misc 98
Micro-Trains Line 80S Dealer Coupler Demonstration Display Unit 7
Micro Trains Misc Models 10
Micro Trains Diesel Engine SW1500 51
Micro Trains FTA&B Diesel Engine 41
Micro Trains Accessories 3
Micro Trains Runner Pack 160
Micro Trains Table Top Set 74
Micro Trains Grab Bags 5
Micro-Trains Assortment Heavyweight Passenger Car 14
Micro-Trains Body Style Assortment 31
Micro-Trains Body Style Assortment Special Run 49
N Scale Kits Flatcar Heavy Duty 13
Roco Tank Car 40 Foot Helium 6