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N Scale Model Trains Database

YesterYear Models

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


Ak-Sar-Ben 9304A
Atlas 38945
Micro-Trains 993 00 063
InterMountain NSC INT 999-Set 4
Athearn 11764
Atlas 50 001 101
Athearn 11169
Bachmann 5570
Aztec BNFE2041-2
Micro-Trains 38040

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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 71266 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - YesterYear Models - S/R #2 - Reefer, 40 Foot, R-40-23 - Growers Express - 636
N Scale - YesterYear Models - S/R #2 - Reefer, 40 Foot, R-40-23 - Growers Express - 652
N Scale - YesterYear Models - YYM31013 - Reefer, 40 Foot, R-40-23 - Growers Express - 22913

Body Style

Body StyleCollection Count
All Items 60
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot Modified AAR 5
InterMountain Boxcar 40 Foot AAR 1937 10
InterMountain Covered Hopper 3-Bay 4750 2
Intermountain Reefer Steel 40-23 31
Intermountain Reefer 40 Foot Wood 11
Micro-Trains Trailer Box Van 40 Foot Fruehauf 1