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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 63557 Items

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Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 175
Athearn Gondola 65 Foot Mill 1
Schnabel Car CEBX 800 1
Life-Like Diesel Engine DL-109 8
Life-Like Diesel Engine GP38-2 13
Life-Like Diesel Switcher RS-2 8
Life-Like Diesel Switcher SW9/1200 16
Life-Like Steam Engine 2-8-8-2 Y3 15
Roco Boxcar 40 Foot Steel Double Door 7
Roco Gondola 40 Foot Outside Braced 7
Walthers Accessory Passenger Car Light Kit Easy Peasy 1
Walthers Boxcar 50 Foot Double Door Wood Sheathed 7
Walthers Boxcar 50 Foot Exterior Post Insulated 7
Walthers Caboose Bay Window 7
Walthers Covered Hopper 5-Bay Trinity PD 7
Walthers Covered Hopper PS 4427 8
Walthers Container Car Well Thrall 9
Walthers Container Car Well Thrall 5-Unit 8
Walthers Container 40 Foot Hi Cube Rib Side 9
Walthers Container 48 Foot Dry Rib Side 8
Walthers 45' Logging Flat Car 25
Walthers 50' Pulpwood Car 19
Walthers Flatcar 53 Foot GSC 11
Walthers Gondola Difco Dump Car 29
Walthers Gondola Steel Coil 8
Walthers Loads 3
Walthers MOW Russell Snow Plow 10
Walthers Open Hopper 2-Bay Greenville 43
Walthers Open Hopper Ballast 25
Walthers Passenger Car Pullman Standard 72' Baggage 34
Walthers Passenger Car Pullman Standard Coach 64 Seat 21
Walthers Passenger Car Pullman Standard 10-6 Sleeper 19
Walthers Reefer Steel Cryogenic 6
Walthers Structures Cornerstone 95