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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 64506 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Model Power - 7521 - Locomotive, Steam, 0-6-0 Tank - Painted/Lettered - 492
N Scale - Model Power - 7521 - Locomotive, Steam, 0-6-0 Tank - Painted/Lettered - 492
N Scale - Model Power - 7536 - Locomotive, Diesel, Alco FA/FB - Southern - 2719

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 344
Bachmann Boxcar 40 Foot Steel PS-1 1
Kader Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 20
Lima Boxcar 45 Foot Steel 1
Lima Caboose Bay Window 2
Lima Gondola 45 Foot Steel Rib Side 5
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 4
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Combine 3
Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 3
Lima Reefer 45 Foot Steel 2
Lima Stock Car 45 Foot Steel 6
Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 10
Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Wood 8
Mehano Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window 5
Mehano Diesel Engine C-420 3
Mehano Diesel Engine F40PH 5
Mehano Diesel Engine FA1/FA2 11
Mehano Diesel Engine GP40 8
Mehano Diesel Engine RSD15 7
Mehano Diesel Engine SD45 3
Mehano Diesel Switcher Plymouth WDT 5
Mehano Open Hopper 2-Bay PS-3 Peaked End 7
Mehano Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 9
Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Slide Dr 1
Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Plug Dr 2
Mehano Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 4
Mehano Steam Engine 0-6-0 Saddle Tank 1
Mehano Steam Engine 0-6-0 Side Tank 4
Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot 3-Dome 9
Model Power Boxcar 50 Foot Plug Door 7
Model Power Caboose Bay Window 26
Model Power Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 15
Model Power Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF Centerflow 19
Model Power Diesel Engine FP7 26
Model Power Electric Brill Trolley 4
Model Power Flatcar 40 Foot Depressed Center 3
Model Power Flatcar 45 Foot Fishbelly 12
Model Power Figures 8
Model Power Gondola 45 Foot Steel Rib Side 5
Model Power Passenger Car Heavyweight Coach 5
Model Power Passenger Car Heavyweight Combine 2
Model Power Passenger Car Heavyweight Observation 5
Model Power Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Coach 7
Model Power Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Dome 1
Model Power Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Observation 2
Model Power Reefer 40 Foot Steel 26
Model Power Reefer 45 Foot Steel 2
Model Power Stock Car 40 Foot Cattle 9
Model Power Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul 38
Model Power Steam Engine 2-8-2 Mikado 8
Model Power Steam Engine 4-4-0 American 41
Model Power Steam Engine 4-6-2 Pacific 33
Model Power Structures 117
Model Power Tank Car 40 Foot Chemical 20
Roco Autorack Tri-Level Open 2
Roco Wrecking Crane Brownhoist 5
Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel 5