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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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26' Fruehauf Dura 26' Fruehauf Dura 1
Agricultural Agricultural 13
Aircraft Aircraft 39
Armor Armor 1
ATV ATV 1
Automobile Automobile 226
Bicycle Bicycle 5
Boat Boat 7
Bulldozer Bulldozer 1
Bus Bus 196
Commercial Commercial 11
Construction Construction 11
Covered Wagon Tractor Trailer Covered Wagon Tractor Trailer 4
Flatbed Tractor Trailer Flatbed Tractor Trailer 4
Helicopter Helicopter 3
Horse-Drawn Horse-Drawn 3
Industrial Industrial 47
Intermodal Intermodal 11
Loader Loader 29
Military Military 87
Misc Misc 4
Motorcycle Motorcycle 1
Passenger Passenger 35
Pickup Pickup 1
Railroad car floats Railroad car floats 1
Railroad Tug Boat Railroad Tug Boat 1
Residential Residential 1
Ship Ship 4
Tractor Tractor 13
Tractor Trailer Tractor Trailer 15
Trailer Trailer 979
Tricycle Tricycle 6
Truck Truck 834
Van Van 6
Various Various 2