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N Scale Model Trains Database

Lightweight/Streamlined

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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 74652 Items

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Recent Additions

N Scale - Con-Cor - 4001B - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Smoothside - Great Northern
N Scale - Con-Cor - 4031B - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Smoothside - Great Northern
N Scale - Con-Cor - 4061B - Passenger Car, Lightweight, Smoothside Vista Dome - Great Northern

Model Subtype

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ACF ACF 137
ACF Smoothside ACF Smoothside 4
Amfleet I Amfleet I 24
Amfleet II Amfleet II 22
Amfleet Mixed Amfleet Mixed 1
Budd Budd 195
BUDD Corrugated Side BUDD Corrugated Side 11
Budd Zephyr Car Budd Zephyr Car 1
Budd, Commuter Budd, Commuter 2
CCF CCF 369
Coach Coach 104
Commuter Commuter 2
Corrigated Corrigated 6
Corrugated Corrugated 149
Full Dome Full Dome 4
Generic Generic 27
Harriman Harriman 104
Harriman Coach Harriman Coach 1
Hiawatha Hiawatha 2
Lightweight Lightweight 112
NSC NSC 113
Pendolino Pendolino 1
Pullman Pullman 263
Pullman Corrugated Pullman Corrugated 68
Pullman Smoothside Pullman Smoothside 266
Smoothside Smoothside 233
Standard Standard 2
Streamlined Streamlined 52
Streamlined Corrugated Streamlined Corrugated 51
Streamlined Smoothside Streamlined Smoothside 99
Superliner Superliner 64
Viewliner I Viewliner I 10
Vista Vista 3