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N Scale Model Trains Database


The Annual ARS Show in West Springfield MA draws many N Scale Enthusiasts


Con-Cor Limited Edition Set #11
Atlas 41635
Micro-Trains NSC 06-127
Herpa 065283
Atlas 40 002 765
Kato USA 106-091
Kato Lemke 10-910
LBF Company 5559
Bachmann 82154
Trainworx 59094

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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 69097 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 307
Alain LM 187
CMK 93
mbierbauer 43
gdm 28

Recent Additions

N Scale - Revell - 2322 - Locomotive, Diesel, EMD F9 - Union Pacific
N Scale - Revell - 2304 - Engine, Diesel, VO-1000 - Frisco - 720
N Scale - Revell - 2342 - Locomotive, Steam, 0-6-0 USRA - Wabash - 403

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 32
Arnold Rapido Boxcar 40 Foot Steel 3
Arnold Rapido Caboose Cupola Woodside 4
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine F9 (A+B) 2
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine GP7 1
Arnold Rapido Diesel Engine VO-1000 2
Arnold Rapido Flatcar 86 Foot 1
Arnold Rapido Flatcar with Stakes 1
Arnold Rapido Gondola Low Sided 1
Arnold Rapido Maintenance of Way Crane Set 1
Arnold Rapido Open Hopper 2-Bay Rib Side 3
Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Coach 1
Arnold Rapido Passenger Corrugated Mail Car 2
Arnold Rapido Reefer 40 Foot Wood 2
Arnold Rapido Stock Car 40 Foot Wood 1
Arnold Rapido Steam Engine 0-6-0 2
Arnold Rapido Steam Engine 4-6-2 1
Revell Structures 2
Arnold Rapido Tank Car 39 Foot Single Dome 2