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N Scale Model Trains Database


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


Bachmann 24130
Micro-Trains NSC MTL 07-80
Kato Lemke 10-1297
Arnold Hornby HN2020
Bachmann 5611
InterMountain 65803-05
Atlas 48164
Model Power 876171
Bachmann 4646
Bachmann 4733

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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 74706 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 872
Alain LM 44
CMK 23
klausnahr 13
meadowsn1956 9

Recent Additions

N Scale - Con-Cor - 0003-570017 - Passenger Car, Heavyweight - Chesapeake & Ohio - 6-Pack
N Scale - Con-Cor - 580004 - Passenger Car, Heavyweight - Milwaukee Road
N Scale - Con-Cor - 0001-008702 - Passenger Car, Heavyweight, Baggage - Merry Christmas - 1987

Model Subtype

Drill Down Show Me All Count
65 Foot 65 Foot 34
Express Express 95
Generic Generic 95
Heavyweight Heavyweight 70
Mail Mail 1
Mixed Mixed 1
Observation Observation 6
Passenger Passenger 2
Pennsy Pennsy 14
Pullman Pullman 447