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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 64153 Items

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Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 278
Minitrix Accessories 2
Minitrix Product Assortment 1
Minitrix Boxcar Hbbillns 305 1
Minitrix Boxcar Taems 892 2
Minitrix Boxcar Hbils-vy 2
Minitrix Boxcar Platform 2-Axle 1
Minitrix Diesel Engine BB 67000 7
Minitrix Diesel Locomotive BR 285 1
Minitrix Diesel Engine BR-323 4
Minitrix Diesel Engine Class 130 1
Minitrix Diesel Engine CSD Class 750, 753, 754 7
Minitrix Diesel Engine DB Class 218 2
Minitrix Diesel Engine F9 (A+B Units) 6
Minitrix Diesel Engine U28C 5
Minitrix Diesel Engine U30CG 4
Minitrix Diesel Engine V 160 15
Minitrix Diesel Engine DB V200 3
Minitrix Diesel Switcher Fairbanks Morse H-12-44 5
Minitrix Electric Locomotive BR 110 3
Minitrix Electric Locomotive BR 120 20
Minitrix Electric Locomotive BR 185 8
Minitrix Electric Locomotive CFL Class 4000 1
Minitrix Electric Locomotive DB 101 1
Minitrix Electric Locomotive DB 103 3
Minitrix Electric Locomotive DB 151 1
Minitrix Electric Locomotive E 44 4
Minitrix Electric Locomotive ES64 F4 3
Minitrix Electric Locomotive ES64 U2 (BR 1116) 11
Minitrix Electric Locomotive FS Class E.464 1
Minitrix Electric Locomotive Re 4/4 IV 10
Minitrix Electric Engine Re 460 1
Minitrix Flatcar 2-Axle 1
Minitrix Flatcar 50 Foot 1
Minitrix Flatcar Sgss 703 3
Minitrix Gondola 4-Wheel Covered 4
Minitrix Gondola 60 Foot Covered 2
Minitrix Gondola Taems 892 3
Minitrix Gondola Tipping 7
Minitrix Passenger Car Box Set 2
Minitrix Passenger Coach DB 7
Minitrix Passenger DR type Y 10
Minitrix Passenger BR Mk1 BCK 4
Minitrix Passenger BR Mk1 CK 4
Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Coach 4
Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Dome 6
Minitrix Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Observation 7
Minitrix Passenger Train RAm TEE 4
Minitrix Reefer 4-Wheel Kühlwagen 6
Minitrix Roadrailer 1
Minitrix Schnabel Car Uaai 839 2
Minitrix Steam Engine 0-6-0 4
Minitrix Steam Engine 4-6-2 Pacific 2
Minitrix Steam Engine BR 01 1
Minitrix Steam Engine BR 03 19
Minitrix Steam Engine BR 17.4 1
Minitrix Steam Engine BR 18 20
Minitrix Steam Engine Class P 8 3
Minitrix Steam Engine 2-10-0 Decapod 5
Minitrix Steam Engine Lil Donkey 0-6-0 1
Minitrix Steam Engine BR 41 1
Minitrix Steam Engine BR 52 1
Minitrix Steam Engine BR 58 1
Minitrix Structure Kits 14
Minitrix Tarpaulin Wagon 1
Minitrix Tank Car Cement Silo 2
Minitrix Tank Car Heizöl Kesselwagen 8
Minitrix Tank Car No Dome Ribside 8
Minitrix Tank Car Pressurized 3
Minitrix Torpedo Ladle Car 1
Minitrix Track 1
Minitrix Train Set Europe 37
Roco Autorack Tri-Level Open 4
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Double Door 2
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 6
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Wood Double-Sheathed 6
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Wood-Sheathed 2
Roco Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door 4
Roco Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 13
Roco Caboose Cupola Wood Side 2
Roco Container Car 4
Roco Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS 2 4
Roco Covered Hopper Cylindrical 60 Foot 4
Roco Flatcar 40 Foot 7
Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Fishbelly 5
Roco Flatcar 50 Foot Depressed Center 4
Roco Flatcar 6-Axle Transformer Car 2
Roco Gondola 40 Foot Steel 8
Roco Gondola 50 Foot Covered 4
Roco Wrecking Crane Brownhoist 1
Roco Open Hopper 3-Bay Composite 6
Roco Open Hopper 3-Bay Longitudinal 4
Roco Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 6
Roco Open Hopper Ore Car 4
Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel 6
Roco Reefer 40 Foot Wood 6
Roco Reefer 4-Wheel Kühlwagen 1
Roco Reefer 50 Foot Mechanical 1
Roco Stock Car 40 Foot Cattle 1
Roco Stock Car 40 Foot Composite 4
Roco Tank Car 33K Gal LPG 4
Roco Tank Car Single Dome Minitrix 2