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N Scale Model Trains Database


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


Hobbytrain H23601
Micro-Trains NSC MTL 11-20
Bachmann 24903
Kato Lemke 10-1512A
Kato Lemke 10-198
Kato 20-901
Kato USA 106-0204
Con-Cor 0001-008731
Micro-Trains 110 53 040
Minitrix 2927

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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 76840 Items

Top Contributors (30 day)

scottakoltz 910
nscalestation 116
gdm 47
dennis.kamper 27
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Recent Additions

N Scale - Tomytec - 307877 - Vehicle, Truck, Sawmill - Painted/Unlettered - 3-Pack
N Scale - Tomytec - 307884 - Vehicle, Truck, Logging - Painted/Unlettered - 3-Pack
N Scale - Kato - 23-651B - Toyota Hiace

Model Type

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26' Fruehauf Dura 26' Fruehauf Dura 1
Agricultural Agricultural 37
Aircraft Aircraft 48
Armor Armor 3
Autocarrier Autocarrier 1
Automobile Automobile 389
Autos Autos 1
Bicycle Bicycle 5
Boat Boat 7
Bulldozer Bulldozer 1
Bus Bus 383
Car Car 3
Cart Cart 2
Commercial Commercial 11
Construction Construction 14
Container Container 1
Covered Wagon Tractor Trailer Covered Wagon Tractor Trailer 4
Crane Crane 1
Excavator Excavator 1
Flatbed Tractor Trailer Flatbed Tractor Trailer 4
Forklift Forklift 1
Helicopter Helicopter 3
Hopper Hopper 1
Horse-Drawn Horse-Drawn 3
Industrial Industrial 54
Intermodal Intermodal 11
Loader Loader 26
Military Military 94
Misc Misc 9
Modern Nissan Modern Nissan 1
Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle 1
Motorcycle Motorcycle 5
Passenger Passenger 47
Pickup Pickup 1
Railroad car floats Railroad car floats 1
Railroad Tug Boat Railroad Tug Boat 1
Residential Residential 1
Scenery Scenery 1
Ship Ship 4
Tractor Tractor 19
Tractor Trailer Tractor Trailer 27
Trailer Trailer 1182
Trailer, Semi Truck Trailer, Semi Truck 1
Tricycle Tricycle 6
Truck Truck 1126
Trucks Trucks 1
Trucks, Bus Trucks, Bus 1
Van Van 10
Various Various 2
Vehicle Vehicle 1
Wagon Wagon 1