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N scale is a well-liked model railway scale/track gauge

June 25, 2013

N scale is a well-liked model railway scale/track gauge. Based upon the maker (or country), the size ranges from 1:148 to at least one:160. Some producers, for example Kato, generally produce 1:160 scale locomotives and cars. In most cases, the gauge (the length between your rails) is 9 mm (.354 in). The word N gauge refers back to the track dimensions, however in the United kingdom particularly N gauge describes single:148 scale with 9 mm (.354 in) track gauge modeling. The terms N scale and N gauge are frequently inaccurately used interchangeably, as scale is understood to be ratio or proportion from the model, and gauge only like a distance between rails. The advantage of N scale is it enables enthusiasts to construct designs that occupy less space than HO scale, or put longer track incurs the equivalent space, since the models are more compact (by nearly one half) compared to what they have been in HO scale (1:87).
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