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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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Recent Additions

N Scale - Trainworx - 2806-01 - Boxcar, 86 Foot, Auto Parts 8-Door - Illinois Central Gulf - 680004
N Scale - Trainworx - 2806-02 - Boxcar, 86 Foot, Auto Parts 8-Door - Illinois Central Gulf - 680006
N Scale - Trainworx - 2806-03 - Boxcar, 86 Foot, Auto Parts 8-Door - Illinois Central Gulf - 680017

Body Style

CodeBody StyleCollection Count
TWX-BC-86AP8D Trainworx Box Car 86 Foot Auto Parts 8-Door 74
TWX-BC86AP4D Trainworx Box Car 86 Foot Auto Parts 4-Door 135
TWX-CH-NPD3 Trainworx Covered Hopper NACC PD 3000 114
TWX-CH-PS24427 Trainworx Covered Hopper 3-Bay PS-2CD 4427 91
TWX-CON-STAC-PAC Trainworx Container Intermodal 20 Foot Stac-Pac 51
TWX-FC-85PS Trainworx Flatcar 85 Foot PS 105
TWX-FC-FLEXIVAN Trainworx Flatcar COFC Flexi-Van 21
TWX-GN46DB Trainworx Gondola 46 Foot Drop Bottom 305
TWX-GON-52THRALL Trainworx Gondola 52 Foot Thrall 269
TWX-OH4B100T Trainworx Open Hopper 4-Bay 100 Ton 207
TWX-VEH-STC Trainworx Vehicle Semi Tractor Cab 35
TWX-VEH-STT Trainworx Vehicle Semi Tractor Trailer 15
TWX-VEH-TR28-PUP Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 28 Foot Pup 21
TWX-VEH-TR40-CORR Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Corrugated 160
TWX-VEH-TR40-DF Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Drop-Frame 155
TWX-VEH-TR40-EPOST Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Exterior Post 48
TWX-VEH-TR40-FLAT Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Flat Bed 30
TWX-VEH-TR40-FLEX Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 40 Foot Flexi-Van 30
TWX-VEH-TR53 Trainworx Vehicle Trailer 53 Foot 42