N scale Layouts

Posted by John Brady on

Model trains come in multiple sizes, and they are classified according to scale (proportional to real-life) and gauge (distance between the rails). This illustration from trains.com shows the differences between the most common sizes of trains.

Our store sells N, HO, S, O, and G (large) scales of trains. Today we will be talking about N scale trains. N scale (1:160) is the second most common size for model trains in the U.S., second to HO. N scale trains are prized for their versatility, as their small size allows model railroaders to build large and detailed layouts in a small space. 

Our Instagram follower bradybunch38  sent us this video of his N scale layout:  "I’ve been an N scale enthusiast since 2012. It’s an amateur layout" 


What scale layout do you have? Share pictures or videos of your layout with us via Facebook messenger or email (bradystrains@gmail.com) with a brief description, and we might feature it on our blog!

Customers who share pictures of their layouts with us will be entered for a chance to win a special prize. 


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