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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 Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
ARN-DE-FA2 Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine FA-2 1
CHI-BC-40STEEL Chinese Generic Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 15
LIM-BC-45STEEL Lima Boxcar 45 Foot Steel 1
LIM-CAB-BW Lima Caboose Bay Window 2
LIM-GON-45ST Lima Gondola 45 Foot Steel Rib Side 5
LIM-PA-HW-COACH Lima Passenger Heavyweight Coach 4
LIM-PA-HW-COMB Lima Passenger Heavyweight Combine 3
LIM-PA-HW-OBS Lima Passenger Heavyweight Observation 3
LIM-RE-45STEEL Lima Reefer 45 Foot Steel 2
LIM-SC-45STEEL Lima Stock Car 45 Foot Steel 6
MEH-BC-40STEEL Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 10
MEH-BC-40WOOD Mehano Boxcar 40 Foot Wood 9
MEH-CAB-CUPE6 Mehano Caboose Cupola Offset 6-Window 4
MEH-DE-C420 Mehano Diesel Engine C-420 3
MEH-DE-GP40 Mehano Diesel Engine GP40 8
MEH-DE-RSD15 Mehano Diesel Engine RSD15 7
MEH-DES-PWDT Mehano Diesel Switcher Plymouth WDT 5
MEH-OH-2BPS3 Mehano Open Hopper 2-Bay PS-3 4
MEH-RE-40STL-PLUG Mehano Reefer 40 Foot Plug Dr 2
MEH-SC-40WOOD Mehano Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 4
MEH-TC-403DOME Mehano Tank Car 40 Foot 3-Dome 8
MOD-BC-50PLUG Model Power Boxcar 50 Foot Plug Door 5
MOD-CAB-BAY Model Power Caboose Bay Window 8
MOD-CAB-CUPE8 Model Power Caboose Cupola Offset 8-Window 7
MOD-CH-4BCF Model Power Covered Hopper 4-Bay ACF Centerflow 19
MOD-DE-FP7 Model Power Diesel FP7 26
MOD-EL-BRILL Model Power Electric Brill Trolley 4
MOD-FC-40DC Model Power Flatcar 40 Foot Depressed Center 3
MOD-FC-45 Model Power Flatcar 45 Foot Fishbelly 12
MOD-FIGURES Model Power Figures 8
MOD-GON-45ST Model Power Gondola 45 Foot Steel Rib Side 4
MOD-OH-4BOS Mehano Open Hopper 4-Bay Offset Side 8
MOD-PA-HW-CO Model Power Passenger Car Heavyweight Coach 4
MOD-PA-HW-COMB Model Power Passenger Car Heavyweight Combine 1
MOD-PA-HW-OBS Model Power Passenger Car Heavyweight Observation 1
MOD-PA-STC-COACH Model Power Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Coach 2
MOD-PA-STC-OBS Model Power Passenger Streamlined Corrugated Observation 1
MOD-RE-40STEEL Model Power Reefer 40 Foot Steel 25
MOD-RE-45STEEL Model Power Reefer 45 Foot Steel 2
MOD-SC-40ST Model Power Stock Car 40 Foot Cattle 8
MOD-STE-260MOG Model Power Steam Engine 2-6-0 Mogul 25
MOD-STE-282MIK Model Power Steam Engine 2-8-2 Mikado 1
MOD-STE-440AM Model Power Steam Engine 4-4-0 American 35
MOD-STE-462PAC Model Power Steam Engine 4-6-2 Pacific 26
MOD-STRUCT Model Power Structures 117
MOD-TC-40CHEM Model Power Tank Car 40 Foot Chemical 18
ROC-AUT-TRI Roco Autorack Tri-Level Open 2
ROC-MOW-CRANE Roco Wrecking Crane Brownhoist 5
ROC-RE-40STEEL Roco Reefer 40 Foot Steel 6
ROC-ST-060-TANK Roco Steam Engine 0-6-0 Tank 1