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N Scale Model Trains Database

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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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Total items in collection: 63505. Total items on page 15

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Athearn 17534 Burlington Northern BN 370215 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 $22.98 153932
Athearn 17535 Burlington Northern BN 370287 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 $22.98 153933
Athearn 24251 British Columbia Railway BCIT 841735 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 H:$17.09 113598
Athearn 24252 British Columbia Railway BCIT 841757 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113599
Athearn 24253 British Columbia Railway BCIT 842046 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113600
Athearn 24254 Burlington Northern BN 243869 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113601
Athearn 24255 Burlington Northern BN 243872 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113602
Athearn 24256 Burlington Northern BN 244025 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113603
Athearn 24257 Northern Alberta Railways NAR 050120 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 H:$41.00 113604
Athearn 24258 Northern Alberta Railways NAR 050133 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113605
Athearn 24259 Northern Alberta Railways NAR 050144 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113606
Athearn 24260 Western Pacific WP 38093 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 H:$10.00 113607
Athearn 24261 Western Pacific WP 38106 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113608
Athearn 24262 Western Pacific WP 38225 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 113609
Athearn 8286 Southern Pacific SP 246241 Boxcar, 50 Foot, FMC, 5077 H:$12.08 1979-01-01 99291