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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: 47654. Total items on page 13

First Image Brand Stock Number Road or Company Name Reporting Marks Road or Reporting Number Prototype Original Retail Price Market Release Date ID
Blair Line 032 Undecorated Laser-cut 2-lane angled (left) Wood Grade Crossing 2-Pack Wood Grade Crossing $6.00 1998-01-01 130861
Blair Line 053 Commercial Structures Service Station Signage Signs E:$4.65 H:$7.49 134153
Blair Line 055 Industrial Structures Industrial Signage Signs H:$7.66 134154
Blair Line 072 Undecorated Loading Dock 1-Pack Loading Dock $11.95 1998-01-01 124592
Blair Line 0723 Undecorated Loading Dock 3-Pack Loading Dock $28.00 1998-01-01 124591
Blair Line 074 Undecorated Loading Ramp 1-Pack Loading Ramp $11.95 1998-01-01 124593
Blair Line 0743 Undecorated Loading Ramp 3-Pack Loading Ramp $28.00 E:$27.99 1998-01-01 124594
Blair Line 094 Residential Structures ATSF 6 room section house ATSF 6 room section house $39.95 E:$39.95 1998-01-01 128431
Blair Line 097 Undecorated A-to-Z Used Cars $37.95 E:$32.29 H:$22.64 1998-01-01 128432
Blair Line 1001 Undecorated Sunset Motel Trackside Structures $43.95 E:$37.39 H:$39.87 1998-01-01 131134
Blair Line 1004 Undecorated Walnut Grove Depot $39.95 E:$37.99 H:$33.99 1998-01-01 128439
Blair Line 1006 Undecorated Yard Cafe Cafe $35.95 E:$28.21 H:$27.13 1998-01-01 128438
Blair Line 77 Undecorated Wooden Truck Dump $19.95 E:$12.00 H:$18.07 1998-01-01 128440